Book lovers – BIG FUN coming up in Exeter! On Saturday, April 1, the Exeter Town Hall is the scene of the free day of local authors (12-5pm). I’ll put the schedule with the times below.
BUT on the eve of the LitFest is the outrageous FUNdraiser – a roaring twenties Speakeasy, complete with bootleg gin and a live jazz show. (Friday night 7-9pm at Mila function hall. $30 tickets are still available.)
In the daytime, in the nightime…aint’ we got fun??
Complete info including author bios and speakeasy tickets are at the ExeterLitFest.com website.
Hope to see you there! ~ RM Allen
EXETER LITFEST SCHEDULE: Saturday April 1, 2023
Exeter Town Hall – Free & Open to the Public
12-12:45 PM Keynote Speaker:
Rabia Chaudry, true-crime podcaster & author of Fatty Fatty Boom Boom & Adnan’s Story. In discussion with Lara Bricker. (Book signing follows 12:45–1:30pm)
1:00 to 1:45 PM Upstairs Gallery:
POETRY READING: Diannely Antigua and Ralph Sneeden, with a tribute to the late Exeter poet, Harvey Shepard. Moderated by Todd Hearon.
2:00 to 2:45 PM Downstairs:
AUTHOR TALK: Keith O’Brien, author of Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe, in conversation with The Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath.
2:00 to 2:45 PM Upstairs Gallery:
POETRY: Arts in Action: Celebrating Poetic Possibilities – Exeter High School teachers Dennis Magliozzi and Kristina Peterson. A selection of high school students will share their slam and spoken word poetry. Intro by Jack Herney.
3:00 to 3:45 PM Downstairs:
AUTHOR PANEL: Memory and Mystery – Novelists Annie Hartnett, author of Unlikely Animals, and Lara Prescott, author of The Secrets We Kept.
3:00 to 3:45 PM Upstairs Gallery:
AUTHOR PANEL: Preserving Family Histories – Learn how to write your story with June Fabre, James Nealon, and Tom Tufts. All attendees will be given a tip sheet to help them get started. Lots of Q & A time! Moderated by Renay Allen / Peg Aaronian.
4:00- 4:45 PM Downstairs:
AUTHOR TALK: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, UNH Physicist & author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred.
In discussion with PEA’s Frances Johnson.
Don’t forget to visit our free bookswap table.In honor of Bookmobile founder, an Exeter girl, Mary Lemist Titcomb.
It will be on the steps of the Exeter Town Hall. BYObag and fill it up 🙂