The Free Library of Philadelphia has announced many of the details and line up for its Free Library Festival, which apparently has undergone a name-change. (I'm not the only one, I'm sure, who thinks of this as the Philadelphia Book Festival.)
This year's event is planned for April 17 & 18. Every year, without fail, the Festival falls on a major work weekend for me, and this year is no exception (my work event is on the 17th and will occupy me for the entire day and night).
However, since the Free Library Festival is a two-day event, I can go to the festivities on the 18th! Squeeeeee! That will more than make up for the fact that I have to work the entire day prior. Plus, it is FREE!
In case this is something that interests you, here's the official description:
Now in its fourth year, the Free Library Festival is the Library's annual burst of ideas and inspiration! Well on its way to becoming a Philadelphia tradition, the Festival weekend is packed with free programming for all ages, including talks by bestselling authors, poetry readings, musical performances, tours of the Library's special collections, and programs and activities just for children. A fun, free way to spend the day, the Free Library Festival connects book lovers from throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
You will want to take a look at the Authors attending, the list of Exhibitors, and the program schedule. One event that does not seem to be listed yet is the YA Panel that Beth Kephart will be appearing on, and which she wrote about on her blog.
Any book bloggers interested in going? If so, maybe there is the possibility of some of us getting together? Leave me a message in the comments if that would be of interest and maybe we can arrange something.
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