Bob Woodward to head the Harrisburg Book Festival


International bestselling author and journalist Bob Woodward is headlining this year’s Harrisburg Book Festival.

Woodward, along with famed journalist Robert Costa, will appear virtually via Zoom at the festival at 7 p.m. on October 14, organizers said.

The ninth year of the Harrisburg Book Festival, hosted by the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 North Third Street in Harrisburg, is scheduled for October 6-10.

All of the authors’ events will take place virtually on Zoom or Facebook Live and then be archived on YouTube, but the bookstore will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the festival with the outdoor tent sale taking place across the street. .

The Midtown Scholar has partnered with Simon & Schuster’s AuthorFest for the virtual conversation with Woodward and Costa about their new book, “Peril”. Mindy Marqués, vice-president and editor-in-chief at Simon & Schuster, will be moderator. The book immerses readers in the transition of administrations from former President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.

This event is free and open to the public, upon registration. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours before the event with a reminder email one hour before it goes live.

Book sales are encouraged through the Midtown Scholar Bookstore – each book available for the event will have a festival selling price of $ 25 plus tax.

A full list of authors who will appear virtually can be found here.

Although the Harrisburg Book Festival itself takes place October 6-10, organizers say Woodward and Costa’s appearance on October 14 is still considered part of the event.

Organizers are calling the festival a celebration of the power of storytelling, aimed at promoting literature for all ages and building a community of readers, writers and lifelong learners in the city.


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