Literary Locales This Fall: Morristown & Collingswood

Two Jersey towns host page-turning book festivals this fall.

A Path AppearsOct 2-3: Morristown Festival of Books

Back for its second year, the festival welcomes husband-and-wife human-rights activists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, both Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, to speak about their new work, A Path Appears, at Mayo PAC on October 2. The next day, the festival takes over the front lawn of the historic Vail Mansion, offering Q&As with writers, as well as workshops and book sales. (

Between the TidesOct 3: Collingswood Book Festival 

The Collingswood Book Festival, now in its 13th year, is considered the longest-running and largest literary event in the Delaware River Valley. Six blocks of Haddon Avenue transform into a pedestrian library, offering writing workshops, bookshelf browsing and a Youth Poetry Competition. Visiting authors include Oaklyn-native Matthew Quick, bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook; and Susannah Marren, author of Between the Tides and former resident of Long Beach Island.
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