Category Archives: author speaker

A Look At: Point Loma Nazarene, Writer’s Symposium by the Sea

Would you tell us a bit about your program?  For instance how long has Point Loma Nazarene been hosting the Symposium by the Sea, how did it get started, and how has it changed over the years? The Writer’s Symposium By The Sea is in its 21st year (next one is Feb. 16-19, 2016), and […]

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What’s in a Name?

Contrary to what many coordinators assume, a famous author doesn’t always ensure instant success for their Common Reads Program. Librarians who rely on circulation numbers are often missing out on up-and-coming titles; university administrators who require a book-to-film component are underestimating their readers; and most importantly, venues that insist on visiting authors with household name […]

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Common Reads with Sizzle… History: Author Karen Abbott and Centre County Reads 2016.

Centre County Reads, a Community Reads Program in Pennsylvania heading into its 14th year of programming, is delighted to welcome author Karen Abbot—dubbed the pioneer of “sizzle history”—in April of 2016. This year’s selection Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, is not only a common reads favorite… it has all the makings for a read that is […]

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Author Interview: Ellen Urbani

Books In Common asked Ellen Urbani, author of Landfall, a few questions about her just-published book and her experience at literary events. Landfall was released August 11, 2015, and follows the path of two young girls as they deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, La.

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