Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 18, 2021



11:00 - Festival opens in Bath's beautiful Library Park! Visit the author tents and enjoy kid-friendly activities and workshops. Get your picture taken with Mercy Watson, play lawn games, or make giant bubbles! There will be food trucks!


Mercy Watson Appearance Times


11:30-12:00

12:45-1:15

2:00-2:30

3:15-3:45


On the Gazebo Stage:


11:00: The Montsweagers (band)


12:00: "Spotlight on Picture Books" Panel

Panelists: Samara Cole Doyon, Anna Crowley Redding, Melanie Ellsworth, Rajani LaRocca

Moderator: Alexandra Hinrichs


1:00: "Art of the Picture Book" Panel

Panelists: Kevin Hawkes and Chris Van Dusen

Moderator: Russ Cox


2:00 "Spotlight on Middle Grade" Panel

Panelists: Megan Frazer Blakemore, Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Rajani LaRocca, Diane Magras, Rodman Philbrick

Moderator: Meg Barker


3:00: Carl Ferris (musician)


Workshop Tent 1 (by the Fountain near Gazebo)


11:45-12:30:

“A Space for Me” Storytime and Craft

Presenter: Cathryn Falwell


1:00-1:45:
Thrills and Chills: How to Write a Scary Story

Presenter: Dan Poblocki

(Best for ages ten and up.)


2:30-3:15:

Design Your Own Holiday (What Do You Think is Worth Celebrating?)

Presenter: Meadow Rue Merrill

(Best for ages three to seven.)


Workshop Tent 2 (next to Summer Street)


11:00-11:45:

Drawing Workshop with Kevin Hawkes


12:15-1:00:

Comic Making Workshop with Jarrett Lerner


1:30-2:15:

"Who Would Win?" and Alphabet Books as a Model for Classroom Writing

Presenter: Jerry Pallotta


2:45-3:30:

"Find Your Character" Writing Workshop

Presenter: Maria Padian

(Recommended for grades 6-12)




While you're at the Book Bash, enjoy a treat or a meal from these great food trucks: