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Lafayette faculty, staff, and alumni will join other established and emerging authors, illustrators, publishers, and artists in the first Easton Book Festival this weekend.

From Friday to Sunday, more than 200 presenters will gather across two dozen city venues to present their works, sign books, and give panel discussions, lectures, and classes for adults and children in the first literary event of its kind in the Lehigh Valley.


Jenn Stroud Rossmann, professor of mechanical engineering, The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh

Lee Upton, Francis A. March Professor of English/writer-in-residence, Tao of Humiliation

Gary Gordon, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Math, & Liz McMahon, professor of math,  The Joy of Set

Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor Emeritus of History, Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy

Eric Ziolkowski, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of the English Bible, Monkeys and the Bible: The Simian Presence in Biblical Reception

Brett Hendrickson, associate professor of religious studies, The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayo

Robert Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, Ronald Bladen: Sculpture

Jennifer Gilmore, assistant professor of English, If Only 

Chris Phillips, professor of English, moderating Poets as Prophets-Merging Art and Religion

Joe Swarctz, custodian, Misadventures of Echo City Capers


Ross Gay ’96, The Book of Delights

Yolanda Wisher ‘98, Yolanda Wisher Ensemble, in Concert

Rebecca Price Janney ’80, Easton at the Crossroads

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