Eat Local Read Local coming to Cascades on Saturday, Sept. 29

Over 70 authors will be on hand for the third annual celebration of local writers and food vendors

The Eat Local, Read Local Festival and Book Sale will take place outdoors at the Cascades Library on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The free annual festival features food trucks, live music, children's storytimes, face-painting and raffles, plus 75 local authors selling and signing books. Bring the whole family and support the writers, businesses and artists in our community.

At 1 p.m., the Write On! Adult Short Story Contest winner will be announced by John DeDakis. In addition to recognizing the contest winners, DeDakis, a former CNN senior copy editor for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and the author of four novels, will talk about facing one's fears as a writer.

Food truck vendors include Blue City Food, Flavour, Jambalaya Bros and Poke-Man Truck

Live music will be performed by McKenzie Mees and Laurie Blue. Face-painting will be provided by Let's Make a Face.

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Penelope Aaron
Jessica S. Abele Amazon
Karen Leggett Abouraya Amazon
Marina Abrams Amazon
Britt Alan
Brian Annunziata Amazon
Catherine Asaro
E.A. Aymar
Veronica Bartles 
Mary Behre
Diana Belchase
J.T. Bock
Roger Bradbury Amazon
Michael Bresner Amazon
Alissa Buoni
Tara Campbell
Bobbi Carducci
Dara Carr
N. Barry Carver Amazon
Lee Conselatore
Steven Clark Cunningham
John DeDakis
Joshua A. DeLung 
T.E. Dickason
Blanche R. Dudley
Emily Duvall
Michael Eging Amazon
Pamela Ehrenberg
Evelena Evans Amazon
Sue Fliess
Tracee  Garner
Claudia Gary
Kristy F. Gillespie
Leigh Goff
Clint Goodwin
Solara Gordon
Emmanuel Gratzimi Amazon
Nancy  Hannan Amazon
David L. Hoof
Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher Amazon
Kolleen Kidd
Libby Klein
Taryn Noelle Kloeden
Dean Lombardo
Eric Lotke
Diane Lunsford Amazon
Cameron MacKenzie
Ann  McCallum
Eileen Haavik McIntire
Dr. Roger McIntire
David Mendelsohn
Candace Meredith Creative Talents Unleashed
Julie Moffett
George G. Moore
Melinda Mullet
T.J. O'Connor
Kathryn O'Sullivan
Josh Pachter
Phil Padgett
Richard Parnes
Audrey Ravine Amazon
Natalina Reis
Victor Rook
Kimberly S.  Ruff
Colleen Shogan
Lynne Silver
Amber B. Skylar
Pat Smith Facebook
Kristi Strong Amazon
Kristen Taber
Janet Taliaferro
David A. Tatum 
Richard L. Towers Amazon
Joan Waites
Suzi Weinert