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2018 Harrisburg Book Festival

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is proud to present the 2018 Harrisburg Book Festival, now in its sixth year! Events will run from Thurs. 10/11 - Sun. 10/14! For more information, visit http://www.hbgbookfest.com.

Featuring an all-star lineup, the festival's mission is celebrate the transformative power of literature by hosting a four-day festival with some of the most internationally renowned authors working today — right here in Harrisburg. With over a dozen visiting authors — the 2018 Harrisburg Book Festival will showcase a diverse, award-winning lineup featuring panel discussions, keynote presentations, book signings, blind-date-with-a-book, story times, arts & crafts, and more! 

There will be one ticketed event — the opening keynote with Tayari Jones. Every other event is free and open to the public. 

This year’s lineup includes presentations and signings with award-winning authors, including:

•Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter and Poet Mary Lambert
•New York Times Bestselling Novelist Tayari Jones
•National Book Critics Winner Critic Carol Anderson
•New York Times Bestselling Historian Liza Mundy
•President Obama’s Speechwriter David Litt
•White House Stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein
•Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo
•Children's Author Julia Mallory
•Emerging Novelists Crystal Hana Kim and Lucy Tan
•Chef Joe Beddia, whose pizza was named Bon Appetit Magazine’s “Best Pizza in America”

The Harrisburg Book Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our wonderful sponsors and community partners. Across Central Pennsylvania, these media organizations, businesses, and universities have demonstrated their commitment to — and support of — reading and the literary arts. 

Festival Sponsors: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Messiah College
Program Sponsors: Temple University Harrisburg, Susquehanna University
Media Sponsors: TheBurgWITF
Community Partners: The MillworksBroad Street MarketGamut Theatre Group

For more information, visit http://www.hbgbookfest.com