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Join us on Saturday, October 11, 2014 when festival-goers will have an opportunity to stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with nationally recognized authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. This award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Remember, all events are free! See you there!!!
Get preferred seating for your favorite author by reserving a ticket here. Print out the ticket and bring it the day of the event for your front row(s) seating.
Join us for two great Panel Discussions
1:00pm (Tent 2)
Panel Discussion: Fantasy and Mythology in YA Fiction
Ellen Jensen Abbott, Watersmeet
Charlotte Bernardo & Natalie Zaman, Sirenz series
Kit Grindstaff, The Flame in the Mist
Diane Salerni, We Hear the Dead
Bree Donovan, Blackthorns of the Forgotten
Tom Tancin, My Atlantis Revolution
2:00pm (Tent 2)
Panel Discussion: Developing Characters in Realistic Fiction
Alison Ashley Formento, Twigs
Tiffany Schmidt, Send Me a Sign
Yvonne Ventresca, Pandemic
Margie Gelbwasser, Pieces of Us
Timothy Tocher, Bill Pennant, Babe Ruth and Me
Pamela Tuck, As Fast As Words Could Fly; Color Struck
Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Crooked
Alissa Grosso, Popular; Ferocity Summer
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Joanna Swank - ACBAN INSTITUTE
A new emerging Southern New Jersey author, Joanna Swank has already taken the romance genre by storm. Writing under the pen names of Eva Lindke and Blanche Mae she has carved two distinctive niche areas in the romance genre.
In 2011, having a desire to help other aspiring authors reach their dream she created the free seminar “Anyone Can Be a Novelist”. The series started in local libraries throughout southern New Jersey.
The demand for the free program has led to agreements with various college and county library groups. In the fall of 2013 Ms. Swank moved from the library to the classroom teaching her program at area community colleges. Now on her second year the program has grown into three distinctive courses and has spurred the need for a workbook.
The “Anyone Can Be a Novelist” workbook was first created in 2013 but with the ever expanding material and classes it is being re-released in a new Enhanced version in the Fall of 2014.
Ms. Swank is always eager to share what she has learned to provide aspiring authors to become better educated on the process and make educated decisions that are best for them.