2010 Twin Cities Book Festival

The epic and unmatchable Twin Cities Book Festival will return on Saturday, October 16. A vast number of used books will be sold. Dozens of local literary organizations will exhibit. Small readers will delight in the Children's Pavilion. Audiences will enjoy panels and presentations about everything from debut fiction to comic books (and, probably, debut comics). Books will be signed by some of the best authors you've ever heard of, and some of the best you've never heard of—until now. M. T. Anderson, the National Book Award-winning author of several amazing novels, including The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, has said, "I love writing for younger readers. I love their passion. I love their commitment to stories. I love the way their heads are exploding with all the things they want to say and do." Mary Catherine Bateson, cultural anthropologist, is most recently the author of Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom, in which she describes the aging process as an "improvisational art form calling for imagination and willingness to learn." James Howard Kunstler—geographer, trickster, and author of The Long Emergency—provides reason and sanity while describing our disturbing lack of both in his new book, Scary People, Scary Times. The distinguished guest list will also include poet Jean Valentine and novelists Jeffrey Zaslow, Frederic Tuten, and Richard Paul Evans. It's a magnificent celebration of all things book related. Sponsored by Rain Taxi. (Image by SpecialKRB)
Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2010

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