Tuesday, May 21 6:30 PM
Join us as we kick off our 2013 Festival of Books at Salemtowne Retirement Community. BOOKMARKS will announce our festival authors and events and provide summer reading lists for attendees. Free materials and books will be distributed. There will be food provided by Salemtowne, and wine provided by Raffaldini Vineyards. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by clicking here.
Monday, June 3 7:00 PM
Join us for a free book release party for playwright and former writer-in-residence at Summit School, Charlie Lovett. Charlie will talk about his new novel,The Bookman's Tale.
BOOKMARKS AND ART FOR ART’S SAKE ANNOUNCE STUDENT ART CONTEST
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 12, 2013) BOOKMARKS and Art for Art’s Sake (AFAS) announce a student art contest. The winner will have his or her artwork printed on 5,000 bookmarks to be distributed throughout Winston-Salem and surrounding counties this fall. To download a flyer, please click here or continue reading for all rules/regulations.
Enter to Win 1 of 12 Prize Packages!
BOOKMARKS is holding a raffle beginning in April. Tickets will be sold through BOOKMARKS until May 21. All winners will be announced at the Festival Preface Party on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Salemtowne Retirement Community. You do not need to be present to win.
Anyone may purchase an unlimited amount of raffle tickets, which will be put in a drawing for any of the 12 prize packages. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. For a registration form and a full description of all items, click here. For photos of the raffle prizes, 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."
Our 2013 Authors in Schools program is going great! We hope to again reach our goal of authors visiting 4000 students in the Triad area. This spring, we are expanding our Authors in Schools program with three schools where authors will visit the same group of students throughout one semester or quarter. BOOKMARKS is working with teachers to include these author visits as a part of their curriculum.
Below are photos from a recent visit at Bolton Elementary School with author, John Hutton, who talked about setting, illustration and his Sister Maus books. He led the children in a drawing exercise of Sister Maus and Brother Maus.