Tales of Our Cities 2016 Talent Outreach

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Writers, Poets, Singer/Songwriters & Spoken Word Artists for Tales of Our Cities 2016

8th Annual Book Festival to be Staged at Van Vorst Park on Sunday, September 25

JERSEY CITY, N.J.   March 7, 2016 – “The application is posted!” That’s the answer to the question: “How can I apply to Tales of Our Cities – the annual book festival in Jersey City?” Just go to the Jersey City library website – www.jclibrary.org – and scroll down to the Tales of Our Cities portal.

The 8th annual Jersey City library book festival, Tales of Our Cities 2016, will be presented on Sunday, September 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now is the time for all authors, singer/songwriters, poets, spoken word artists, vendors and publishers to apply. The participant’s contract and outreach flyer are available on the library website to download and print, along with contact information. The participant application deadline is Monday, July 11. Please contact Elysse Sison at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (201) 547-4543 or by fax, (201) 656-1517.

Due to the ongoing renovations at the Main Library, the Tales of Our Cities book festival was not presented in 2015, and in 2014, the festival was staged at Grove Street Plaza. For 2016, the book festival will be in familiar surroundings – the gazebo and extensive grounds of Van Vorst Park.

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