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





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)


“A Space for Me” Storytime and Craft

Presenter: Cathryn Falwell

Thrills and Chills: How to Write a Scary Story

Presenter: Dan Poblocki

(Best for ages ten and up.)


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)


Drawing Workshop with Kevin Hawkes


Comic Making Workshop with Jarrett Lerner


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

Presenter: Jerry Pallotta


"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: