Book Festival Season Part 2: Fall for the Book

Fall for the Book at George Mason University is one of my favorite literary festivals, and well worth the three-hour drive, especially if you live in Johnstown and are accustomed to driving to Pittsburgh to attend literary events. First off, the vibe. The campus is gorgeous in the fall: trees everywhere, leaves crunching. Tiny laminated festival posters, book covers of participating authors on the backs, hang fluttering from trees that line the walkways. There’s the requisite handful of big-name authors—the first time I attended this festival was purely to see Neil Gaiman—as well as nearly 200 other poets, journalists, historians, … Continue reading Book Festival Season Part 2: Fall for the Book

Book Festival Season Part 1: Indie Author Fall Fest

I don’t know why fall is Book Festival Season, but it is, and it’s wonderful. It is the best thing about fall—better than crunchy leaves; better than hot apple cider; better than pumpkins, and my love of pumpkins goes beyond what is reasonable love for a squash, so do not fight me on this. Recently Penn Highlands held its second annual Indie Author Fall Fest, where self-published authors from all across the region came out to share their work and their experience with us. You can check out the website for the festival here for a sampling of the authors we … Continue reading Book Festival Season Part 1: Indie Author Fall Fest