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WORD Presents CHILLTOWN 2017

    10/29/2017 - 10:00am

    Join us at WORD in Jersey City for an entire day of book nerd fun!

    Kick off the day at 10am with Jessie Sima, author of Not Quite Narwhal will lead a storytime of Narwal and Unicorn fun. Welcome the newly relocated author Jesse to Jersey City!

    12pm continues the festival with the adventures of Nina the Neighborhood Ninja, a playful storytime led by local author Sonia Panigrahy.

    Love kid and teen literature? Think we can change the world? Join us at 2pm for Diversity and Activism in YA Panel led by Tiny, Broken Things author Sona Charaipotra and featuring Patrice Caldwell, editor at Disney/Hyperion and founder of the People of Color in Publishing Group, Heidi Heilig author of The Girl from Everywhere and The Gauntlet author Karuna Riazi.

    And when the light go down in the city, literary happy hour dawns! 5-7pm join us for a good time. We'll be taking over the store with literary themed cocktails, non-alocholic spritzers, photobooth, literary trivia and prizes, and help us color the Jersey City skyline with local illustrator Erin DeLaney!