Category Archives: Community Reads Programs

Laura McBride, A Community Favorite

"Round Midnight, Laura McBride

One of our favorite authors to work with and one who gets–without question–the highest praise from literary event planners is Laura McBride. “Laura McBride is an incredible author, guest, and speaker. This visit has been excellent, and as one person wrote on our exit surveys last night “She is awesome!” Leslie DeLooze, Richmond Memorial Library […]

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Sanderia Faye’s Mourner’s Bench More Relevant Than Ever

Sanderia Faye, author speaker and her novel Mourner's Bench

Now more than ever before, it’s important to get the conversations going about Black History and the future of racism in America. Sanderia Faye’s Mourner’s Bench is an ideal choice to help navigate these conversations.

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Conor Grennan’s Little Princes Captures the Hearts of West Kentucky

Conor Grennan, Little Princes

West Kentucky Community & Technical College has selected Conor Grennan’s Little Princes as the One Book Read selection for the Paducah, KY community.

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Indian-American Author to Speak on The Immigrant Experience

Prominent author, Chitra Divakaruni, will speak in Bend, OR as a part of Central Oregon Community College’s Visiting Scholar Program.

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Pekin, IL Public Library to Host Author Laura McBride

Laura McBride, We Are Called To Rise

The Pekin, IL One Book One Community program is highlighting its 2016 selection, We Are Called to Rise, with a visit from author Laura McBride on Tuesday, October 25 at the Pekin Public Library. This is the third high-profile author event that Books In Common was able to help facilitate for the Pekin Public Library. […]

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Author Interview: Aimee Bender, The Color Master

The Color Master, Aimee Bender

Aimee Bender about her writing: “Mainly I think my writing offers a chance to discuss what resonated in a story, because the meaning isn’t immediately evident, and so my hope is that it’s ready and ripe for discussion.”

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Clear Goals Matter

Yogi Berra - If you don't know where you're going, you might wind up someplace else.

For event planners, having clear, thoughtful goals makes all the difference as they set out to create meaningful author events. With a new generation of savvy, demanding readers, it’s more important than ever to identify and isolate where we want our programs to go in order to create solid program branding, loyal audiences and ensure intuitional support for years to come.

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The Value of An Hour: Economizing Your Time in an Author Search

A few days ago, I found the perfect pair of ski boots online. I’d been wanting them for ages, and was thrilled to see that a UK retailer had them in stock. The rub: shipping cost more than the boots themselves! Naturally, I began researching U.S. stores that might carry them, and before I knew […]

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Author Interview: Matt Richtel

What do you like about the Common Reads structure as a literary event format, and how do you think Deadly Wandering resonates with community members? What I love about the format is that community reads inspires one of the most powerful influences in our lives: informed conversation and debate. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, […]

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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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