2016 schedule

Plan your day at the Festival!

Click through the schedule below to read more about our authors, learn about their books, and plan your day at our Main Festival on Saturday, October 1!

Please visit our Keynote Event page for more information about Sebastian Junger‘s ticketed Friday night talk and our Closing Event page to learn more about the food and wine tasting with local Festival supporter and restaurateur Chris Cannon.

Full Saturday Schedule


Printable Schedule

  Church of
the Redeemer
36 South Street
St. Peter’s
Episcopal Church
121 South Street
St. Peter’s
Parish Hall
121 South Street
Morristown & Morris Township Library
1 Miller Road
10:00-11:00 What’s Love Got To Do With It?: Talking Romance with
Eloisa James,
Sarah MacLean

& Lauren Willigromance_120
Pulitzer-Prize winner
Gilbert Gaul
looks at money and college football.BillionDollarBall_Jacket_120
You Can’t Choose Your Family:
Fiction Panel with
Naomi Jackson,

Lynda Cohen Loigman,
& Matthew Thomasfiction_120
Emma Sky discusses foreign policy and what went wrong in Iraq.Unraveling_Jacket_120
11:15-12:15 Pulitzer-Prize winner
Amy Ellis Nutt

transgender rights.nutt_120
Colson Whitehead
talks about The Underground Railroad.UndergroundRailroad_120
It’s All In Your Head:
Mind-Bending Suspense with
Sharon Guskin,
Peter Swanson
& Wendy Walker

Business authors
Ray Fisman
Tim Sullivan
on The Inner
Lives of Markets


1:15-2:15 Pulitzer-Prize winner
Bill Dedman
on the mysterious
saga of heiress
Huguette ClarkEmptyMansions_120
Killer Thrillers!
Karin Slaughter
in conversation with
Mary Higgins Clark
When Cultures Clash:
The Global View in Fiction
with Mia Alvar,
Nadia Hashimi
& Imbolo Mbue fiction_120_2
In A Different Key:
The Story of Autism 

John Donvan &
Caren ZuckerDifferentKey_120
2:30-3:30 Ari Berman explores the presidential election and the history of voting rights.Berman_Jacket_GiveUsTheBallot_120 Emma Donoghue
(Room) on her latest novel,

The Wonder
Tackling Tough Questions:
YA Panel with David Lubar,
Carolyn Mackler
Meg Medina  

Andrea Mays talks about the Bard with New Jersey Shakespeare Festival’s Bonnie Monte.


3:45-4:45 Pulitzer-Prize winner
Stacy Schiff explores the Salem witch trials.
Celebrated Food
Network chef
Amanda Freitag on
The Chef Next Door

For Fantasy Fans!
Naomi Novik
in conversation with

V.E. Schwab



All KidFest author appearances and activities will be held at Presbyterian Church Parish House at 65 South Street.

For more information on the other activities scheduled throughout the day, please visit our KidFest page.

10:00 a.m.


Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Ages 2-6

10:30 a.m


Nick Bruel

Ages 2-9

11:00 a.m.

Meg Medina

Ages 2-6

12:00 p.m.


Courtney Sheinmel

Ages 6-9

12:30 p.m.


R.L. Stine

Ages 7-12

1:30 p.m.


Corey Rosen Schwartz

Ages 2-6

2:00 p.m.


Heather Alexander

Ages 7-12

2:30 p.m.


Dan Gutman

Ages 7-12

3:30 p.m.


Nadia Hashimi

Ages 7-12