After Kelly alerted everyone’s attention to the upcoming Erin Morgenstern event in a couple of weeks, I thought it would be a great idea to post some other literary type events taking place over the next couple of months. Mark your calendars for the following:
A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson Launch Party – Thursday, January 26 @ 7 pm (FREE event)
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern book signing – Friday, January 27 @ 7 pm ($30 tickets – see website for details)
A Return Visit by Gin Phillips – Saturday, January 28 @ 1 pm – Written with the same warmth and depth of feeling that drew readers to The Well and The Mine, Phillips’s haunting and engrossing new novel, Come In and Cover Me, re-imagines the American Southwest’s prehistoric Mimbres culture and its leap into supernatural territory. This is a return visit to FoxTale for Gin, so let’s give her a Woodstock welcome!
Lunch with Kim Edwards – Sunday, January 29 @ 1 pm – discussing The Lake of Dreams and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. This is a GREAT Book Club Event and it’s just $5! Join us for a light lunch as Kim Edwards talks about the books that have made her a hugely popular novelist. Imbued with all the lyricism, compassion, and suspense of her bestselling novel The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edward’s The Lake of Dreams is a powerful family drama and an unforgettable story of love lost and found. $5 for lunch, paid at the door. Don’t miss this exclusive FoxTale event. Author will sign only those books purchased at FoxTale.
Jennifer Hudson – Wednesday, January 18 @ 7 pm (line starts at 5 pm)
Deborah Harkness: A Discovery of Witches – Thursday, January 19 @ 7 pm (passes handed out beginning at 5 pm)
Lisa Gardner: Catch Me – Thursday, February 9 @ 7 pm
Rachel Simon: The Story of Beautiful Girl – Tuesday, February 21 @ 7 pm
Kim Harrison: A Perfect Blood – Saturday, February 25 @ 1 pm
Eleanor Brown: The Weird Sisters – Tuesday, February 21 @ 7 pm
Of course, this list is not exhaustive, so check the store links for other events and all the nitty-gritty details you’ll need for each signing. If you plan on attending, go head and let us know in the comments. We’ll create a group outing if enough interest is shown in any of the above events. I already know I’ll be attending the Erin Morgenstern signing, the Kim Harrison signing (birthday present!), and probably the Deborah Harkness event this Thursday.
WORLD BOOK NIGHT!
In addition to the above events, I’d also like to tell y’all about World Book Night. Basically, on April 23, 2012, 50,000 volunteers across the US and many more throughout the UK (where the event originated) will be giving out 1,000,000 free books. Sounds awesome, right? If you want to be a book giver, just head over to World Book Night’s website and fill out the easy-peasy application. You’ll just have to submit your contact info, give a description of where and why you want to give out the books, and choose your top three book selections (the nominated novels are fantastic and there will definitely be something there that you’ve read). If you are selected, you’ll receive 20 free copies to pass around. The point and purpose of the event is to give them to those who either aren’t readers, who read very little, or who aren’t able to come by reading material very easily. Go sign up – they need a ton more volunteers!