New Providence Book Festival – September 23rd

Book Festival – Sept. 23rd 

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, New Jersey authors will sign books and talk to visitors at the New Providence Book Festival. Located on the grounds of the historic Salt Box Museum, the festival will include a series of presentations by authors. 

At 10 a.m., during the children’s story hour, Nadja Springer, Sue Steinhardt, and Selene Castrovilla will read from their children’s books, The Big Adventures of a Little TreeThis is Tap: Savion Glover Finds His Funk, and ImperfectPhil is a Friend

At 11 a.m., historical mystery novelist Mally Becker will make her presentation, “Bringing the Past to Life One Spy, Mystery and Murder at a Time.”

At 12:00 Noon, novelist Elissa Matthews will speak on “Three Kinds of Historical Fiction – Which One Calls to You?”

At 1 p.m., Susen Edwards will speak on “Writing Your Own Memoir”

At 2 p.m, J.R. Bale will talk about “Turning the Voices in My Head into Novels”

All these authors will be available for book signing. Other authors signing their books include Linda Barth, Michelle Cameron, Michael Stephen Daigle, Steven Farkas, Sarajane Giere, Tom Kranz, Nev March, Linda Raedisch, Eileen Harrison Sanchez, Kal Uddin, and others.

“We wanted to expand this event which connects authors with readers in a very personal way,” explains J.R. Bale, author and one of the organizers of the event. “With over 17 authors of writing in various genres, it will be a stimulating event for even the most casual book lover.”

Anyone purchasing a book at the festival will be entitled to receive a free raffle ticket for drawings for a gift basket, which will include a Barnes & Noble gift card.

The festival will be held on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The rain date is September 30, 2023. The Salt Box Museum, the site of the festival, is operated by the New Providence Historical Society and will be open for tours, free of charge. Refreshments will be available on the grounds.

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