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11/20/2013 – 8:00 PM Book Clubs & Reviewers That Rock
We’re looking at the value of book clubs to publishers. The challenge for book lovers today is discovery. How do readers find out about new books by established and emerging writers? What are they reading and reviewing now? How do the readers grade the publishing industry’s products?
Meet established reviewers, book bloggers, virtual tour hosts, radio host, bookstore owners and book club members. During this panel, we will show listeners how books open your world and book clubs open your universe!
TOPICS DISCUSSED BY THE PANEL
* Literary Report Card
* What Defines a 5-Star Read
* 50 Ways to Save Books Written by Authors of Color
* Where Are You Finding New Books and Authors
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” —John Green, The Fault in Our Stars11/20/2013 – 9:00 PM Speak Books Speak – Author Readings
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” — William Styron, Conversations with William Styron
Four authors and poets will share excerpts from their newly released books. The speakers will share their motivation behind the story, how they crafted a unique story and held down other careers, and how building a sound platform has expanded their voice.
Bonding Thru Books Nightly Themes
11/20/2013 – Bridging the Literary Divide Panel
11/21/2013 – All Booked UP! Panel Discussion
11/22/2013 – Reclaiming the Dream: 50 Years After the March
11/23/2013 – Beacons of the Future Author Showcase
11/24/2013 – Black Writers on a Mission (New Releases)
11/25/2013 – A Thousand Steps to Health and Healing