New Bedford Book Festival

The Fall New Bedford Book Festival is free and open to the public. It will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.

Over 40 local and regional authors will be presenting and discussing their books at Groundwork!, New Bedford’s first co-working facility at 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA.

Come each day or both and spend the afternoon; Destination Soups will be in the kitchen with their signature soups and sandwiches and many of the authors will be reading from their work in a special reading room. A dedicated children’s books area will welcome parents, students and teachers. Author/Publisher Nick LeBlanc of Domesticated Primate and artist Meaggsy Bogues are creating a special story-telling audio/visual installation for the weekend which will run continuously.

And we’re very pleased to host a special guest, Standard-Times BookLovers columnist Lauren Daley for a Question & Answer hour beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Authors participating in the Fall New Bedford Book Festival are:

Michael Bailey
Brian Michaud
Janet Costa Bates
Jason Parent
Buffi Wixted
Matt Keefer
Elizabeth Butts
Theresa Schimmel
Nancy Cote
Melissa DeLorenzo
G. L. Tysk
Judith Glynn
Christopher Paniccia
Kathleen Souza-Pontes
Kathleen Conway
Dwight Ritter
Ray Bartlett
Joann Mead
Steven Manchester
The Witch Series
Michael Cifello
Jayne Conway
Karen Petit
Robert Clark
Kristy Acevedo
Nicole Waybright
Nick LeBlanc
Deborah Tillinghast
Lori Bradley
Yvette Nachmias-Baeu
Stephanie Blackman/Riverhaven Books
Elda Dawber
Laurence Jaquith/Subtext Bookstore
Michael DeCicco
Spinner Publications
Mary Catherine Volk
BJ Knapp
Tim Svenonius
Stacey Longo
Quantum Press