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September 28, 2015

George Anastasia, Matthew Quick join Collingswood Book Fest

Local authors to appear at annual fair

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Local authors George Anastasia (left) and Matthew Quick.

The Collingswood Book Festival is right around the corner, and it's bringing popular local authors with it. Landing Saturday, October 3 in downtown Collingswood, New Jersey, the day will include four tents full of readings, panels and meet-and-greets. 

"Silver Linings Playbook" author and Collingswood High School alum Matthew Quick will be in the Adult tent by the Collingswood Library at 11 a.m. There he'll be discussing his book "Love May Fail" with Evan Roskos. 

"Gotti's Rules" author and former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter George Anastasia will appear in the same tent at 12:15 p.m. to discuss his book, which digs into the myths of the American mafia and the Gotti family. 

Elisa Ludwig of the "Pretty Crooked" series, "Tormented" author Kate MacHugh and middle-grade author Nan Marino will join more than a dozen authors in the Teen and Tween tent at Haddon and Lees Avenues. Local author and Camden, New Jersey resident Randy Ribay will also join the "Realistic Fiction: Navigating the Teen Years" panel in support of his new book "An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes."

A slew of children's authors will join the third tent at the Collingswood clock throughout the day, as well. Poetry events will be held at the tent at Haddon and Washington avenues, including a haiku workshop, book signings, readings, a children's poetry contest and an open mic. Click here for the entire book fair schedule. 

13th Annual Collingswood Book Festival

Saturday, October 3
10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free admission
Haddon Ave. between Washington and Lees Avenues