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The Saratoga Book Festival Announces 2023 Festival and Literary Marketplace Oct. 12-15

Saratoga Book Festival slated to take place in October. Saratoga Book Festival slated to take place in October.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The third annual Friends’ Saratoga Book Festival will take place Oct. 12-15, bringing together more than 60 authors for a celebration of reading.

The multi-day festival features staged presentations and workshops, Literary Marketplace, Local Author Showcase, KidZone, an in-school performance held in more than seven venues in downtown Saratoga Springs. 

Some Highlights: 

• Author Wally Lamb, who will read from his soon-to-be published new book The River is Waiting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Spa Little Theatre. 

• Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, will speak about his new book Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge from Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at Universal Preservation Hall.

• Dani Shapiro, author and host and creator of the popular podcast Family Secrets will speak about her most recent novel, Signal Fires, in a literary conversation with author Jonathan Santlofer at 5:30 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Additional author appearances include Meghan O’Rourke/ The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness - 10:30 a.m. and Paul Tremblay/ The Beast You Are – 2:30 p.m. both of which take place Oct. 14 at Saratoga Springs Public Library.

A number of upstate New York authors will be in attendance and events also include a Local Author Showcase, KidZone, and exhibitors, including a Popup Cafe 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Saratoga Springs City Center Main Hall.

For a complete lineup and more information, go to: saratogabookfestival.org. 

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