THE READERS AND WRITERS

Writers and Guests Who Have Participated in the Festival

2018

Alan Alda
Alan Alda

Best-known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H. He has won seven Emmys and been nominated for an Academy Award and Tony. See more…

Tina Alexis Allen
Tina Alexis Allen

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MaryBadham
Mary Badham

Mary Badham played Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird. See more…

Suzi Banks
Suzi Banks

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Julie Barton
Julie Barton

Author of the NYork Times bestseller “Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me From Myself” a self-published book. See more…

David Borchart
David Borchart

His single panel cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 2007. See more…

Veronica Coyne
Veronica Coyne

A poet and Open Mic Host for Emerging Voices Open Mic Night, a community venue held in Milford, PA for poets and writers. See more…

Nancy du Tertre
Nancy DuTertre

Known as “The Skeptic Psychic”, is a medical intuitive, psychic and paranormal researcher. See more…

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Bob Eckstein

An award-winning illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, and author of the New York Times bestselling Footnotes from the Greatest Bookstores. See more… 

Susan Faludi
Susan Faludi

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author.  See more…

Frances Fitzgerald
Frances Fitzgerald

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. See more…

Jane Friedman
Jane Friedman

Was world-wide CEO of Harper/Collins Publishing and co-founder of Open Road Integrated Media, the first major digital publisher of back-list books. See more…

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Emmet Garnam

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Angela M. Giles
Angela Giles

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Natasha Herring

She inspires change through her multi-genre writing, compassionate advocacy, educational work and filmmaking. See more…

Karen Heuler
Karen Heuler

Her stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies.  See more…

Carol Jenkins
Carol Jenkins

Emmy winning anchor and correspondent for NBC-TV in New York for 25 years. See more…

Phil Klay
Phil Klay

He won the National Book Award for his short-story collection “Redeployment” based upon his experiences in Iraq. See more…

Matthew Kressel
Matthew Kressel

A three-time Nebula Award winner and a World Fantasy Award finalist. See more…

Alexia LaFortune
Alexia LaFortune

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John Leeland
John Leeland

A reporter at The New York Times, who wrote a yearlong series that became the basis for New York Times Best Seller Happiness Is a Choice You Make. See more…

Bob Levine
Robert Levine

Founded a NYC law firm specializing in intellectual property. He also has acted as a literary agent, and produced the film “That Championship Season,” with Robert Mitchum.

Suzanne Levine, first editor of MS magazine
Suzanne Braun Levine

The first editor of Ms. Magazine. She writes extensively about women in mid-life. See more…

Sean Lewis
Sean Lewis

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Lillian Longendorfer
Lillian Longendorfer

A retired pathologist and laboratory director, her first novel The Quad Consortium and the Sword of Bale was published in 2015. See more…

Carol McManus
Carol McManus

The LinkedIn Lady….. more info to come. See more…

Julia Maloney
Julia Maloney

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Marisa Acocella Marchetto
Marissa Acocella Marchetto

A cartoonist for The New Yorker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, and O, The Oprah Magazine. See more…

UMeleni Mhlaba Adebo
U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo

A spoken word artist, poet, actor, singer, and an adjunct professor of English at Endicott College.  See more…

Terri Muuss
Terri Muuss

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Judge Andrew Napolitano
Judge Andrew Napolitano

Went from being a judge on the New Jersey Superior Court to celebrity when he became senior judicial analyst for Fox News. See more…

GennaRose Nethercott
Gennarose Nethercott

The author of The Lumberjack’s Dove, selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series. See more…

Dan Parent comic books
Dan Parent

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Matt Pasca
Matt Pasca

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Rose Porto, psychic
Rose Porto

Author of “Tormented Souls” and “Mingling with spirits: A Paranormal Awakening”. She is a small business owner, paranormal investigator/ researcher, and lecturer.  See more…

Anna Raimondi
Anna Raimondi

An intuitive and motivational speaker, she is also a radio host on Cox Radio Show called “Messages from Heaven.”. See more…

David Mercurio Rivera
David Mecuria Rivera

His short fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and has been anthologized in 2017’s Year’s Best SF, 34th ed. by Gardner Dozois. See more…

Trina Robbins
Trina Robbins

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Linda Schreyer
Linda Schreyer

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Lucian Truscott IV
Lucian Truscott IV

Attended West Point and wrote the acclaimed novel “Dress Grey” about his time there. He has written extensively about the military and was a columnist for the Village Voice.. See more…

Admiral Joseph Sestak
Admiral Joseph Sestak

Served in the U.S. Navy for over 30 years and rose to the rank of three-star general, served as the Director of Defense on the National Security Council under President Clinton.  See more…

Brooke Warner
Brooke Warner

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Tim Teeman
Tim Teeman

A multi-award winning Senior Editor and Writer at the Daily Beast, overseeing the site’s arts, culture, LGBT, style, and media coverage. See more…

Nancy Orlen Weber
Nancy Orlen Weber

A psychic, medium, medical intuitive, animal communicator, healer, minister and ex-police officer… See more…

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Chris Weyant

A cartoonist for The New Yorker. His cartoons are in the permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. See more…

Ruby Lynn Willis
Ruby Lynn Willis

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