Long Island Authors and Writers Society Members Sign Books at Summer Festival

Authors of children's, young adult and family friendly books will sign books and meet readers during Harbes Family Farm Sweet Corn Festival on July 13.

Mattituck, NY (June 21, 2013) -- Amid an array of singing hayrides, pig races, farm animals, antique tractors, beekeeping exhibits and bushels of what has been called by Newsday, the 'best corn on Long Island', author members of Long Island Authors and Writers Society will be at Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck on Saturday, July 13 from 11 AM until 3 PM during Harbes Farms Sweet Corn Festival.

Included in the lineup of LIAWS authors are: ten-time award winning children's author and children's motivational speaker, Yvonne Capitelli, children's book author Dr. Loraine Alderman, an advocate for children with learning disabilities who recently received Book of the Year Award, on-air radio personality and children's book author, Lisa A. Dabrowski, elementary educator Valerie Pfundstein the author of Veterans, Heroes In Our Neighborhood, and author Tom Gahan, whose novel Harmony Bay was influenced by places and events on eastern Long Island during the American Revolution and became required reading at several Long Island high schools.

The author's works represent several subjects including character-building, farm life, history, science, and community relations. "We feel this is a good matchup of writing talents and titles with this venue. We look forward to meeting writers and aspiring authors from around Long Island," says Tom Gahan, president of the not-for-profit LIAWS that mentors and develops writers at all levels.

"Harbes Farm is an amazing place. Their attention to detail, variety and focusing on the wants and needs of children is outstanding," says Capitelli. "It's a place where all ages can enjoy themselves. There's something for everyone. We are honored to be included in Harbes Sweet Corn Festival activities."

During Harbes' Annual Sweet Corn Festival, which this year celebrates 25 years of growing super-sweet corn on their Mattituck farm, many children-friendly activities are planned. For adults the farm also features a vineyard and a 100-year-old barn for wine tasting where Harbes award-winning wines can be sampled.

"I too am delighted to be part of the annual Sweet Corn festival this year," added Dabrowski. "As a North Fork native, I am very proud of my own family's agricultural heritage and feel that it is important we continue our farming traditions on the East End. Harbes Farm is playing a vital role in doing that."

These notable LIAWS authors will be on hand at Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY from 11 AM until 3 PM on Saturday, July 13.

More about LIAWS:
The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization. For further information, please visit http://www.liaws.org.

More about Harbes Family Farm:
Harbes Family Farms, based in Mattituck, Long Island New York has 5 unique agro-tourism properties spread across more than 200 acres. In the farms situated in Mattituck, NY and Jamesport, NY are planted: sweet corn, field corn, grape vineyards, berries, melons, pumpkins and other produce. Farm stands, family based farm activities, and wine tasting rooms compliment the working farms. The Harbes family has been farming Long Island for 13 generations. For further information, please visit: http://www.harbesfamilyfarm.com.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Tel: 631-369-0063

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