I'm looking forward to participating in this biannual event, now in its second season. It is run by Paramus librarian, Arlene Sahraie, with lots of help from other employees and volunteers. This multi-genre book fair will host more than 100 authors, including Mary Higgins Clark who will be honored during the event.
Tents will be set up on the grounds of the library. There will be readings and lots of panels. A book tent will be run by Barnes & Noble. Books by the authors will be available for sale and signing.
I will be one of eight poets participating. We poets will gather in Tent 7 and participate in a group reading at 1:00. Then we will each be part of one of several poetry panels. Mine is Manuscript Preparation and will take place in Tent 7 at 2:45.
Check the website for the Full Schedule and Directions. Then please hope for a beautiful day, and if you live anywhere near Paramus, NJ, please join us.
To entice you a bit, here are some photos from the 2009 Books NJ.