By Kristin Elliott, Morristown Festival of Books
Literature doesn’t just nourish your soul… it tastes good, too!
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.
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.
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…