Arlington Book Festival Returns to Robbins Library on Saturday, November 5

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Robbins Library is bringing the Arlington Book Festival back on Saturday November 5, 2016.


Local authors are invited to apply online at or pick up a paper application at the reference desk at Robbins Library. The number of applications received and the areas of interest and expertise among applicants will help determine the festival format. Preference will be given to Arlington-based authors, depending on the size of the applicant pool. Completed applications are due by Monday September 19, 2016 at Robbins Library.


The first festival was held in 2014, an all-day event featuring 8 panels with over 35 authors. Panels ranged on topics from Writing on the Subject of Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health to Authoring Children’s Books to Promoting Your Work. The Arlington Book Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the work of local authors and showcase their talents and knowledge for the benefit of the community. Organized and run by library staff, the A.B.F. will provide authors with an opportunity to join their colleagues on panels covering a variety of topics related to writing and the publishing process, answer questions from fans, community members, and future authors, and sell their books.  


Questions can be directed to Assistant Library Director and Festival Coordinator Maura Deedy at or 781-316-3202.


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