Tag Archives: Community Reads

Author Interview: Lori Ostlund on After the Parade

Lori Ostlund, After the Parade

In this BIC Author Interview, Lori Ostlund speaks about After the Parade and engendering kindness and compassion, battling bullying, and embracing diversity — important discussions for virtually every campus and community.

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Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train is University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Common Read

Author and speaker Christina Baker Kline will visit University of Pittsburgh at Bradford this fall to engage students and community members reading her bestselling novel Orphan Train, feature of the One Book Bradford common reader program. Orphan Train will be discussed in freshman seminar and creative writing classes this semester. Orphan Train has been on […]

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Books In Common Supported Events!

Christina Baker Kline, NYT Best Selling author of Orphan Train, visited the community of Woodstock, CT in February. Coordinator Deb Sharpe: “Her presentation was loved by everyone. I have gotten several positive emails from our patrons already! I would highly recommend her to any library. Thanks for your help in getting her here!”

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In the Flesh or Between the Lines? The Benefits of Including the Author

As many all-campus and community reads organizers begin finalizing their decision for 2014 program titles, the account managers here at Books in Common often field an important question: why is it so critical for the author to participate, in person? We’ve worked with hundreds of event planners, on thousands of programs around the country. With nearly 100% agreement, the clients we work with say that having the author in the flesh dramatically increases the success of their programs.

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