book festival

The Berkshire Jewish Festival of Books in Great Barrington, MA begins later this week; running from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

This four day event will be full of lectures, teachings, and readings by local, national, and international authors in diverse genres from adult fiction to children’s literature to cookbooks.

This celebration of Jewish literature will take place at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. Avi Dresner is co-chair of: The Berkshires’ Jewish Festival of Books.

  The Hudson Children's Book Festival, established in 2009, strives to create, sustain, and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with our community and schools.

The event is free and open to the public and this year’s festival – the 8th annual – is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jr./Sr. High on Harry Howard Ave. in Hudson, New York.

Here to tell us more are Jennifer Clark, Co-Director, Hudson Children's Book Festival and children’s book authors, Mark Teague and James Preller.

  With sage bits of advice, inviting questions, and colorful blank pages for writing, Colleen Murtaugh Paratore’s new book, Fireflies: A Writer’s Notebook, offers writers of all ages a place to capture ideas when they spark.

Paratore makes the case to travel to the firefly fields inside your own mind and heart, to write what only you can write, without worrying about "the rules."

She will be at the Albany Children’s Book Festival at the Albany Academies on Saturday.