Events on the Market House Square
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Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1-4 p.m. author Diann Marsh will
be signing books at the Hello Galena! shop. Marsh is a member
of the Galena Writers Guild and author of "Galena, Illinois, a
History" and "Images of America, Galena." See complete
Meet author Bonnie Geisert Saturday, March 1 from 1-4 p.m.,
author of "Prairie Winter." Geisert weaves her childhood
experiences in South Dakota into intriguing stories for young
readers. Also, meet writers, who were part of the recently released
"Love from Galena." Peggy Stortz, Marion Lubinski, Gail DeMoss,
Diann Marsh and Geisert will share how fifteen local authors used
their short stories, poetry, essays and even a one-act play to
depict falling in love in Galena.
Harte-Naus, author of "Belden Boy" and "My Sometimes Pal"
will be in the shop signing books Saturday, March 15 from 1-4
p.m. . Harte-Naus uses teaching experience to weave an anti-bullying
theme into her "Belden Boy" novel. The story is based on oral
history of former Belden School students, who still live near
The Galena Territory--the location of the actual 19th Century
March 29 meet Karen Stockwell from 1-4 p.m., author
of "Dreams of Darkness and Light." Influenced by her art degree
and artist accomplishments, Stockwell creates a protagonist, whose
life is changed by the natural beauty and art of Tenotenaca, Mexico.
The 9th Annual Market House Square Art Festival will be Saturday,
Aug. 9 & Sunday, Aug. 10. Artists may download
applications. Early applications enjoy an Early Bird Special
booth fee of $70 for all applications postmarked by March 15th,
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