Jersey City’s Book Festival Returns on Saturday

Ahh, September: the air is getting cooler, the kids are going back to school and local authors are making their way out of the Free Public Library and into Van Vorst Park for the second annual Book Festival, or “A Tale of Our City,” as it’s being called.

Authors with areas of expertise ranging from rock and roll, baseball, Jersey City history and folklore will be reading from their work and answering questions. In addition there will be a special area for children, an opportunity to sign up for library cards several vendors, music and even belly dancing.

The Independent, which is a sponsor of the festival, will be there meeting and interviewing as many attendees and authors (including Bob Leach, who we featured a few months ago and who will be in attendance), culminating in a full rundown of the day’s events.

Come out to Van Vorst Park on Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm to celebrate Jersey City’s rich literary heritage and meet the authors that are writing us into the future.

a writer and educator living in Jersey City with his wife Stephanie, a painter. He teaches composition at New Jersey City University and works as a Writing Center Specialist at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. He is the managing editor of Patrol.