Matt Katz author of ‘American Governor’ to appear at the 2016 Collingswood Book Festival

Reporter Matt Katz with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie at a Jersey Shore event in 2014. Katz will appear at the Collingswood Book Festival (Tim Larsen/New Jersey Governor's Office)

Reporter Matt Katz with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie at a Jersey Shore event in 2014. Katz will appear at the Collingswood Book Festival (Tim Larsen/New Jersey Governor's Office)

Calling all book worms! The 14th annual Collingswood Book Festival is back, just in time for the season of cozying up with a blanket, cup of tea and a good read. The event is Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Among the featured authors appearing will be Matt Katz, who will be reading from his new book, “American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption” on Saturday at 11 a.m. Katz won a Peabody award for his reporting on the Bridgegate scandal and has covered Christie for multiple regional and national news outlets.

Other noted authors on hand for signings and to talk about their work, include HGTV designer, Paige Rien and Molly Guptill Manning, whose New York Times bestseller, “When Books Went to War” was chosen as the 2016 Collingswood Town Read.

Runners can join local journalist, author and running enthusiast, Jen A. Miller in a three-mile Fun Run through historic Collingswood, finishing at the book festival. The run starts at 9:20 a.m. at the PATCO station. Miller started NewsWorks’ Down the Shore blog. 

For poetry lovers, there will be a poetry slam, mindfulness workshop, afternoon open mic session and a reading by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Gregory Pardlo.

Bring the kids! The Loompaland KidAlong Haddon Avenue, Downtown Collingswood, NJ Zone will have readings by children’s authors, puppet shows, storytelling, crafts, face painting and musical performances.

Over a dozen young adult authors will sign books and participate in book discussions geared just for teens and tweens. There will also be a panel discussion, Books That Inform and Inspire Us As Writers and a writing workshop with Nancy Viau for grades 3 to 5.

Complete schedule

Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Haddon Ave., Collingswood, N.J.

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