Food for thought: Pink cones, pizza will welcome authors to first Morristown book festival

By Kristin Elliott, Morristown Festival of Books

Literature doesn’t just nourish your soul… it tastes good, too!

Carly Grossman, 5, digs into her 'Fancy Nancy' cone at The South Street Ceamery. Photo by Kristin Elliott

Carly Grossman, 5, digs into her ‘Fancy Nancy’ cone at The South Street Creamery. Photo by Kristin Elliott

The delicious proof is at The South Street Creamery, which has introduced a Fancy Nancy ice cream flavor.¬† The pink marshmallow confection is in honor of New Jersey’s own Jane O’Connor, one of 21 authors who will speak at the first Morristown Festival of Books on Sept. 26-27, 2014.

“South Street is supporting the Book Festival in imaginative ways,” said Festival Chair Linda Hellstrom.

Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza will host a pizza dinner to train all Festival volunteers. And the new Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen inside the Vail Mansion will treat Festival authors, directors and sponsors¬† to a private lunch on Sept. 27.

Festival posters are cropping up in shops across the downtown, and Greater Morristown is well represented on the sponsor list, too, by Towne Toyota and Hyundai and Kim and Finn Wentworth.

morristown festival of books logoMajor donors also include include The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, which is sponsoring keynote speaker William Cohan on Friday, Sept. 26.

Cohan will discuss The Price of Silence, his best-seller about the Duke lacrosse scandal, at 7:30 pm in the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Admission is $20. Call MPAC at 973-539-8008 or visit the Festival website to order tickets.

'Fancy Nancy' author Jan O'Connor is coming to the first Morristown Festival of Books, in September 2014.

‘Fancy Nancy’ author Jane O’Connor is coming to the first Morristown Festival of Books, in September 2014.

All talks on Saturday, Sept. 27, are free.¬† They run from 10 am to 4 pm, at South Street venues within easy walking distance: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Parish House of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, and the Morristown & Township Library.

Speakers also will be signing copies of their books, available from the [words] Bookstore of Maplewood and The Bookworm of Bernardsville.

And who knows? Maybe Jane O’Connor, author of the Fancy Nancy series so beloved by young girls, will autograph your Fancy Nancy cone from the Creamery…

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Carly & Ava Grossman of Franklin Lakes warm up for Morristown Festival of Books with 'Fancy Nancy' cones. Photo by Kristin Elliott

‘Fancy Nancy’ fans Carly & Ava Grossman of Franklin Lakes warm up for Morristown Festival of Books with ‘Fancy Nancy’ cones. Photo by Kristin Elliott

Lori Ann Giardina of The Creamery with 'Fancy Nancy' flavor, for first Morristown Festival of Books. Photo by Kristin Elliott.

Lori Ann Giardina of The Creamery with ‘Fancy Nancy’ flavor, for first Morristown Festival of Books. Photo by Kristin Elliott.

Ava Grossman, 7, samples the new Fancy Nancy ice cream flavor. Photo by Kristin Elliott

Ava Grossman, 7, samples the new Fancy Nancy ice cream flavor. Photo by Kristin Elliott

 



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