Arlington, MA Book Festival, Saturday, November 1, 2104

arlington-book-fest_final_color_croppedmoreTomorrow, November 1, 2014, is the first ever Arlington, MA Book Festival at the beautiful Robbins Library. I’m honored to be on a panel called NEW PATHWAYS TO PUBLISHING at 11:00 am, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Check out the schedule below! I hope to see you there!


LOCATION: Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Arlington Book Festival Schedule:

9:45 Welcome (Reading Room)

10:00 Authoring Children’s Books (Reading Room)
There’s magic and mystery in creating great books for kids. Panel moderator: Jef Czekaj, award-winning children’s author Panelists: Miriam Glassman, Sarah Lamstein, Adam J.B. Lane, Stephen Sanzo

10:00 Art of Writing Memoirs (Community Room)
Learn the honest truth about making up your story. Panel moderator: Lynette Benton, author and writing coach Panelists: William Buffett, Miriam Levine, Jane Davenport Platko, Oakes Plimpton

11:00 New Pathways to Publishing (Reading Room)
Set your creativity GPS. Panel moderator: Matt Clark, creative director of Provincetown Public Press Panelists: Sam Kafrissen, Marit Menzin, Mary Rowen, Miriam Stein

11:00 Writing on the Subject of Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health (Community Room)
Authors who change lives through the written word. Panel moderator: Linda Varone, author and Feng Shui consultant Panelists: Pamela Donleavy, Emily Fox-Kales, Ph.D., Raman Prasad, Holly Lebowitz Rossi

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch break, book sales

1:00 Doing Research for Your Writing (Reading Room)
Google is for amateurs! Panel moderator: Michèle Meagher, Robbins Library PLUGGED iN coordinator Panelists: Kecia Ali, John Burt, Gary Goshgarian, Miles Unger

1:00 Feeding the Fire: How to Engage Your Community(Community Room)
Creative ways of sharing your work. Panel moderator: Jessie Brown, published poet and teacher Panelists: Michelle Bates Deakin, Ghanda Di Figlia, Maria Judge, Charles Schwab

2:00 Story Craft (Reading Room)
Beyond the beginning, the middle, and the end. Panel moderator: John Chu, Hugo Award Winner Panelists: Kendall Dudley, Anjali Mitter Duva, Mike Heppner

2:00 Promoting Your Work (Community Room)
Side effects of self-promotion: nausea, dizziness, and success. Panel moderator: Matt Clark, creative director of Provincetown Public Press Panelists: Jennifer Goebel, Carolyn Jenks, Tony McMillen, Valerie Ann Prescott

3:00 Featured Speaker: Steve Almond (Community Room)
There’s Murder In That Game: Steve Almond Tackles Football, America’s Biggest Sacred Cow

4:15 – 4:45 Final book sales

About Mary Rowen

My two published novels, LEAVING THE BEACH (a 2016 IPPY Award winner) and LIVING BY EAR, focus on music and following your passions. A new novel called IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY is due out in September, 2020. I live in the Boston area with my family and pets.
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1 Response to Arlington, MA Book Festival, Saturday, November 1, 2104

  1. jan says:

    Have a great day!


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