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Hoboken Literary Weekend Returns Today, 4/5

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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Little City Books is set to host its annual literary weekend. Located at 100 Bloomfield Street, the festival will have a diverse lineup of new and seasoned authors stopping by for readings, signings, Q+A, and more for the event, which will take place from April 5th through 7th. Owners Donna Garban and Kate Jacobs have been getting the store ready for both ticket sales, book purchases, and the actual event. The Hoboken Girl caught up with Donna and Kate to learn more about this year’s festival and what attendees can look forward to. Read on to learn more about the 2024 Hoboken Literary Festival hosted by Little City Books.

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This year’s festival will host heavy-hitting, best-selling authors and a comedy show. Some author events are free to register while others require a purchase of tickets. Be sure to check out the list below to learn how to see each author.

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“We’re over the moon with the lineup for 2024. Joyce Carol Oates is coming again! The insanely entertaining and wonderful Michael Cecchi-Azzolina is our closer — champagne, I think! Tia Williams, James Frankie Thomas, Kimberly Coleman Foote — David Levithan is back with a YA panel, and Raakhee Mirchandani has gathered a spectacular crew of South Asian kids’ book authors. Saturday night is Little City Laughing with Leah Wiliams — she finds the very best NYC stand-ups and drags them across the river. We can’t wait”, Kate Jacobs shared with HG.

Friday, April 5th, 7PM | Tia Williams + Maisy Card

Author of Seven Days in June, The Perfect Find (recently made into a Netflix film starring Gabrielle Union), and most recently A Love Song for Ricki Wilde will be in conversation with Maisy Card. Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, April 6th, 11AM | Hayley + John Rocco

This couple is set to chat about all things children’s books books. Through their books, this duo is on a mission to educate the next generation about endangered animals. Register for this free event here.

Saturday, April 6th, 2PM | James Frankie Thomas

Debut author James Frankie Thomas will read from his book, Idlewild. He is a graduate of the City College of New York and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Register for this free event here.

 

 

Saturday, April 6th, 4PM | Joyce Carol Oates with Jonathan Santlofer

Joyce Carol Oates is an accomplished and decorated author with awards from the National Book Foundation, the World Fantasy Awards, and more. Her work spans from poetry to fiction to non-fiction. She will read from her new work, Letters to a Biographer. Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, April 6th, 8PM | Little City Laughing

Get ready to unwind and get your laugh on. Leah Williams, producer of Little City Laughing is set to host another year of unforgettable comedy. Purchase tickets here.

Sunday, April 7th, 11AM | Heroes, Histories, + Ghosties, Oh My!

A panel of acclaimed authors including Soman Chainani, Sayantani DasGupta, Veera Hiranandani, and Raakhee Mirchandani will be in conversation with teen actor Nirvaan Pal. Register for this free event here.

Sunday, April 7th, 2PM | Kim Coleman Foote + Dr. Mariel Buque

Kim Coleman Foote is a New Jersey native author whose work has been honored by The Literary Review, the Missouri Review, the list of The Best American Short Stories 2022, and more. Coleman Hill is her first novel. Register for this free event here.

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Sunday, April 7th, 4PM | YA Panel with David Levithan

This conversation is for the young adult readers. A panel of young adult authors will grace the stage with emcee David Levithan. Register for this free event here.

Sunday April 7th, 6PM | Michael Cecchi-Azzolina

Join the author of Your Table is Ready, Tales of a New York City Maitre D in conversation about his new work. Purchase tickets for this event here.

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