Friday, September 21
6:30 pm – 8 pm
Location: Tabernacle Church
Keynote speaker: Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller’s first novel, The Song of Achilles, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times bestseller. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Before she was a novelist, Madeline Miller earned her BA and MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught and tutored Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for more than fifteen years. Her novels have been translated into over twenty-five languages, and her essays have appeared in the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham’s Quarterly and on
Book sales and signings to follow

Saturday, September 22
Location: Tabernacle Church

11:00 – 11:30 am Celebrity Storyteller: Mayor Kim Driscoll

11:00 – 4:00 pm – Magical Mask Making and Other Family Hands-on Activities

11 – 4 pm – Acorns and Oaks Writing
Young writers can stop by for a hands-on writing experience. Discover a poem or paragraph and add it to our writing wall. Fun for all ages.

11:30 – 2:30 pm – Face Painting

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Family programming: Tuneful Tales
Tuneful Tales by Act!vated Story Theatre tours nationwide to brings stories to life, with physical comedy, ASL, a giant oversized book, imaginative props, a grown woman squeezing through a tennis racket, lots of laughter and audience participation. “Tuneful Tales” includes 2 stories.
Third Floor Stage

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Author Showcase (with introduction by Brunonia Barry)

With its back-to-back series of ten-minute readings, the Author Showcase is a great way to experience a number of local and best-selling authors in a short amount of time. With topics ranging from pirates to mountain climbers, Atlantis to reality TV, it’s a fun and intriguing way to find your next great read.

  • Brunonia Barry
  • Janet Benton
  • Eric Jay Dolin
  • Jane C. Esther
  • Julia Glass
  • Hannah Kimberley

2:00 – 2:30 pm – Author Signings & Book Sales
Bigelow Room

2:00-2:30 pm  – Giles Laroche, Children’s Author and Illustrator
Enjoy a presentation and reading from the famed local writer and cut-paper artist and illustrator.
Third Floor Stage

2:30 – 3:30 pm – Author Showcase

  • Stephen McCauley
  • Matthew Phillion
  • David Roper
  • Paul Tremblay
  • Meghan Weir
  • Joan Wilking

3:30 – 4:00 pm – Author Signings & Book Sales
Bigelow Room

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Authors in Conversation: Lisa Genova & Joe Deitch
Lisa Genova, neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice, Left Neglected, Love Anthony, and Inside the O’Briens will be joined in conversation about her newest novel, Every Note Played, with Joseph Deitch, financial industry icon and author of Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life.

5:00 – 5:30 pm – Author Signings & Book Sales
Bigelow Room

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