Category Archives: Main Programs

La Rambla Stage Special Guests with Steve Piacente

“The Day of the Book Festival has grown from a neighborhood event to an international celebration that draws thousands of visitors and truly offers something for everyone. We have an amazing array of literary, musical and artistic talent lined up for this year. I love seeing kids and adults wander up and down the closed-off streets of Kensington as they

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From Book to Plate: Food Talk with Jonathan Bardzik and Friends

“With each book there was a guiding idea – simple, summer entertaining or fresh, seasonal cooking – and the stories and recipes grew from it… there are times when good stories suggest recipes and other times when a story follows a favorite recipe or ingredient.”  Join Jonathan Bardzik and other cookbook and culinary authors for an afternoon of “food talk”

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Poetry…The Sea Of Possibilities…with Festival Poet Laureate Nancy Naomi Carlson

Like music, poetry conveys countless emotions: joy, anger, longing, for starters. It is, to quote the poet- vocalist-bandleader Patti Smith– a sea of possibilities. The poets featured at this year’s Kensington Day Of The Book Festival will provide broad, moving and accessible works for the mind and heart.   Our 2019 Poetry program! Masters of Ceremonies:  Reuben Jackson and Nancy

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Indie Writing & Publishing: Tips & Tricks, hosted by Andrew Gifford

Join an exciting and eclectic group of authors, editors, and publishers for a deep dive into the evolving indie publishing market, featuring a series of panels and interviews discussing editing, world-building, genre-bending, how to write and solicit book reviews, grassroots book marketing techniques, and engaging social media influencers. Schedule of panels and readings 11:00:   Intro, opening. Indie Publishing: Then and

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KTown Rocks!

Featuring…. the Rock-A-Sonics and The Nighthawks,  on the KTown Rocks! Stage. Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings on the La Rambla Stage. Uke Sisters & Friends and Traditions Celtic Band on the Sweat Shop Stage. And Roman Kostovski on the Poetry Stage.

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