Over 150 Literary Celebrities Set to Speak at the Fifth Annual Boston Book Festival

Posted: October 2nd, 2013

The annual Boston Book Festival is fast becoming a favorite tradition among Boston locals. The festival, held in Copley Square on October 17-19, will feature more than 40 free adult activity sessions. These sessions include workshops and flash fiction open mike events, in which attendees can perform three-minute short stories for the audience. In addition, there will be plenty activities for kids including scavenger hunts, workshops, and craft projects. All daytime events at the book festival are free.

This year the festival boasts over 150 of the literary worlds most famous and distinguished authors as speakers. Some highlights of the schedule are Rishi Reddi, whose Karma and Other Stories won the 2008 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award; The Clover House author Henriette Lazaridis Power; George Harrar, who released Reunion at Red Paint Bay” earlier this year; and children book authors Wendy Mass (A Mango-Shaped Space) and Bob Shea (New Socks and Big Plans). Salman Rushdie, author of Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, and Joseph Anton: A Memoir, is this year's key not speaker while horror movie writer, director and producer Wes Craven, (Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street) will also speak.

For more information, and a full schedule, click here to go to the 2013 Boston Book Festival website.

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