2018 Festival Schedule

Main Festival author appearances and locations

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Location
and time
St. Peter’s
Sanctuary
121 South Street
Church of
the Redeemer
36 South Street
St. Peter’s
Parish Hall
121 South Street
Morristown & Morris Township Library
1 Miller Road

10:00 am
to
10:50 am

GILBERT KING
uncovers a
true-crime laced with
Southern racism, bigotry,
and corruption.

Real lives reimagined in historical fiction with FIONA DAVIS and KATE QUINN.

Moderator:
Carol Fitzgerald

Deadly secrets and nail-biting thrills with ALAFAIR BURKE and AIMEE MOLLOY.

Moderator:
Jean Hanff Korelitz

 

11:10 am
to
12:00 pm

CHRIS MATTHEWS
examines the life and legacy of
Bobby Kennedy.

Moderator:
Ken Schlager

UZODINMA IWEALA
and RAKESH SATYAL
explore what it means to be different in a conformist society.

Moderator:
David Ebershoff

Curious clues and off-beat detectives: WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER in conversation with SUJATA MASSEY.

The Self-Publishing Journey with
DEE ERNST and
OANH NGO USADI.

Moderator:
Pat Kennedy-Grant

12:20 pm
to
1:10 pm

CHRISTIAN DAVENPORT discusses Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the race to colonize the cosmos.

Moderator:
Lance Gould

DIANE CHAMBERLAIN
and 
KATE MORTON traverse time and space in their spell-binding new novels.

Moderator:
Carol Fitzgerald

How to Get Published Panel featuring CHERISE FISHER, TARA PARSONS, and KATE QUINN.

Moderator:
Courtney Zoffness

BOB DRURY
analyzes the dramatic turning point in the Revolutionary War.

1:30 pm
to
2:20 pm

Dark & twisty psychological
thrillers: MEGAN ABBOTT in conversation with A.J. FINN.

KATE MOORE
sheds light on the dark tale of the Radium Girls.

DR. SANDEEP JAUHAR
speaks from the heart about
our most vital organ.

Moderator:
Unjeria Jackson

MARK Di IONNO
explores baseball and manhood in modern America.

2:40 pm
to
3:30 pm

Iconic American author
JOYCE CAROL OATES a
nd her newest short story collection.

Moderator:
Leigh Haber

LESLIE JAMISON
and GREGORY PARDLO
share their struggles in powerful,
riveting memoirs.

Moderator:
Lisa Lucas

JULIE MALONEY
and RHIANNON NAVIN
delve into a mother’s pain when tragedy strikes.

Moderator:
Lynda Cohen Loigman

CAROLINE CAMPION on how to prepare delicious and easy evening meals.

3:50 pm
to
4:40 pm

IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD discusses her road to the Olympics as a Muslim woman growing up in NJ.

Moderator:
Allyson Hobbs

In the era of climate change, 
JEFF GOODELL exposes the shocking future of our cities.

Moderator:
Amy Brady

STEPHANIE DRAY and
LAURA KAMOIE talk all things Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.

Moderator:
Leslie Bensley

MICHAEL DICKMAN shares his simultaneously dreamlike and hyperrealistic poetry.

Moderator:
Courtney Zoffness

YA LOFT @ Presbyterian Church Parish House

1:30 pm
to 2:20 pm
2:40 pm
to 3:30 pm
3:50 pm
to 4:40 pm

Sci-Fi/YA: Rebels, Romantics and
Everything In Between: 
DHONIELLE CLAYTON
, ZORAIDA CÓRDOVA, and KASS MORGAN.

Moderator:
Rebecca Munro

YA: Life As We Know It:
EMILY X.R. PAN, JENNIFER E. SMITH,
and
IBI ZOBOI.

Moderator:
Rebecca Munro

Sci-Fi/YA: Fantastical Sequel:
FEATURED AUTHOR LAINI TAYLOR

explores worlds of magic, gods, spaceships, and lost civilizations.

Moderator:
Emmy Laybourne

PLUS: Don’t miss out on our 2018 Closing Event!

Learn more about our 5:15 pm Roaring ’20s Closing Event here