The FREE and open to the public New Bedford Bookfest happens on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm each day at Groundwork!, 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford MA. Dozens of authors will be in attendance with their books available for purchase and signing - and Destination Soups will be serving in the kitchen!
Special events include a Presentation on NB history by Spinner Publications at 11:30 am; “After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater,” by Matt Lambros* at 1:30 pm; and a reading by Catherine McLaughlin from "Blue Collars" at 3:15 pm - all on Saturday. On Sunday, Courtney Morgan will read from her work at 11:30 am followed by a discussion between BookLovers columnist Lauren Daley and author Holly Fitzgerald* at 1:30 pm.
An after-bookfest reading event will take place at Alison Wells Fine Art Studio & Gallery on Sat. April 22 beginning at 6:00pm.
* Ticketed event; $10 via Eventbrite or at the door. Get tickets at this link to The Rise & Fall of the American Movie Theater with photographer and author Matt Lambros and at this link for the Q & A between BookLovers columnist Lauren Daley and author Holly FitzGerald.
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New Bedford Bookfest Participants
THESE AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS & BOOKSELLERS will be attending the New Bedford Bookfest in April 2017 with their work available for sale and signing: Michael Bailey, Donna Bradbury, Nick LeBlanc, Domesticated Primate, Sandra Hall, Peggy Bushy, Jackie Leduc, Ralph Hickok, Rose Grant, Eric Sturtevant, Patricia Perry, Dan Duffy, Lori Bradley, Spinner Publications, Larry Jaquith, Daniel Kern, Jayne Conway, Rich Feitelberg, James Ring, SouthCoast Almanac, Anne Soares, Quantum Prose, Gail Olmsted, Subtext Book Shop, Kathleen Souza, Spinner Publications, Matt Lambros, Courtney Morgan, Joshua Vidal, Cheryl Aguiar, Luann Joly, Gerald Messier, Jim Hijiya, James Marlowe, Meaghan Moraes, Susan Drayton, Louis Horner, Brandon Cabral, Holly Fitzgerald and Alison Mello.