Tickets to the Book Club Movable Feast on sale now!
Back by popular demand, Bookmarks will present our 2nd Annual Book Club Movable Feast. It will be held at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. Doors will open at 2:15 PM. The program will begin at 3:00 sharp. Attendees will be seated at tables where they will be joined by an author. Over the course of the Movable Feast, 20+ published authors from all over the country will sit with attendees to talk with them about his or her recently published book. Opportunity for further discussion will follow the Movable Feast, along with book sales and book signings. Light refreshments will be served.
850 people attended the event with Lemony Snicket at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, October 22. Many of the attendees were young readers. Here's a FUN video made by one local student. BookMarks distributed 200 tickets to the Winston-Salem Forsyth County public schools along with other community organizations. It was a very fun evening with Snicket's representative, Daniel Handler, signing books until past 10:30 p.m. Please visit our facebook page to view photos from the evening. Signed books available from the BookMarks Office!
Isabel Allende's only stop in North Carolina brought her to Winston-Salem. She spoke to 500 plus people at Salem College and was a huge hit! People asked terrific questions about Ms. Allende's life and books. One fan even painted a picture of Allende's dog! For more photos, click here.
The Book Club Movable Feast, held at SECCA on February 10, hosted 14 authors and 135 attendees. Called by some as the “author/reader version of speed dating,” this event gave tables approximately ten minutes with many authors with a chance to meet additional authors and have their books signed after the event. Over 25 prizes were also given out We have had great feedback and hope to do this again in 2014! One of our favorite comments came from attendee Racheal Garrity, “I can say without any exaggeration that the experience was one of the best I can remember of this kind of event. In fact, it may be better said that this may break the mold for me. By that I mean, perhaps I've never experienced "this kind of event."
In a special partnership with the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, BookMarks Authors in Schools program had extra excitement as two actors performed scenes from Alice in Wonderland for the students at Morgan Elementary. All the students received their own copy of the book and many dressed as characters from the book.