MUSE: Book Festival

By Deborah Wong, Staff Writer

For those of you with a voracious appetite for reading, look no further!/PHOTO VIA Wikimedia Commons

Gather around, book lovers and inspiring artists!

It’s that time of that year in Boston where book lovers unite at Copley Square to share their love for the power of words. The fifth-annual Boston Book Festival will be bustling with people attending fiction-writing seminars, listening to inspiring authors about their artistic endeavors and swaying to the music of a local band. Here are the top five events that will inspire all you young writers, artists and visionaries out there:

#5 Readings in the Forum: Secrets and Lies

11 a.m., Oct. 19

Trinity Forum, Copley Square

Authors Andrew Goldstein, Douglas Kennedy and Randy Susan Meyers will read their newest novels that explore the topics of lives, secrets and lies. Each author will taking the audience through a roller coaster ride of suspense and leaving them pondering over psychological questions by the end of the seminar.

#4 The Great Gatsby: Revisualizing a 1920s Classic in 2013

3 p.m., Oct. 19

Boston Common Carver, 40 Trinity Place

Sam Wolfe Connelly, the illustrator of the new Folio Society edition of “The Great Gatsby”, will describe his creative journey of putting the classic novel into modern society but also staying true to that lifetime’s style. This event is perfect for illustrators, graphic designers and layout designers (or even those who love the style of the 1920’s).

#3 Flash Fiction Open Mic

2 p.m., Oct. 19

Old South Mary Norton, 645 Bolyston St.

For those writers who are looking for a breakthrough, bring your best fiction stories, stand in the spotlight with the microphone in front of you and present your masterpiece. The Drum, an audio literary magazine, will record each story and choose the best ones for publication in their magazine.

#2 Art and Technology

2:15 p.m., Oct. 19

Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St.

Living in the technology era, it’s important (and absolutely riveting) to discuss how digital technology will change how we create and display art. This event is for artists who need to know how to use the newest technology to help break through their creative boundaries. Multimedia artist Clifford Ross and photographer Abelardo Morell will present how they used technology in their artworks.

#1 BBF Unbound: The Boston Marathon – Telling Tragedy’s Story

3:30 p.m., Oct. 19

Boston Common Hancock, 40 Trinity Place

Journalists and witnesses of the Boston Marathon will come together and unfold what was going through their mind as they were covering one of the biggest stories of the year. Prepare to come with questions for the panelists, which include Carlos Arredondo, Kristen Daley, Marc Furcarile, Scott Helman, Charles Krupa and Jenna Russell.

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