Thursday, September 1, 2011
Bridgewater BookFest Sept 10th
Back after a one-year absence, the Bridgewater BookFest on Sept. 10 promises to be as strong as ever. About 30 authors -- some traveling from Maryland, New York and Virginia -- will sign and sell books, and talk about their work. Founded by local author Valentine J. Brkich, the festival drew thousands of people in 2008 and 2009, its first two years. With a move from Bridgewater to Beaver and two young kids, Brkich didn't have time to run the festival last year but plans on making it a biennial event in the future.
Besides the authors' appearances, engineering students from Robert Morris University will conduct children's activities. And vendors -- including a woman who makes purses out of book covers -- will sell food and book-related items. Drawings for two e-readers also will be held.
The event will be held on Bridge St in Bridgewater, PA from 10am to 3pm on Sept 10th. Admission is free.