Book Club Event
03.20.2009 —Annual event to feature local authors and book clubs
LONGMEADOW, Mass.—On Sunday, May 3, Bay Path College will host the Second Annual “Are You A Bookie?” Book Club Event from 2 to 4 p.m. The afternoon event will feature area book clubs, local authors and Jacqueline Blais, former book reviewer of the money section in USA Today, who will deliver the keynote address. Co-sponsored by the Community Outreach Committee of the Bay Path College Advisory Council, Follet, Kiddly Winks, and Odyssey Bookshop, the event will be held in Blake Student Commons at the Longmeadow Campus, 588 Longmeadow St. in Longmeadow. The event is free and open to the public. Tea and refreshments will be served, and registration is requested.
Emceed by Bay Path’s Writer-in-Residence Suzanne Strempek Shea, “Are You A Bookie?” invites book-lovers to share their book club’s story, and meet with established book clubs, those looking to start a club, and local authors who will read excerpts of their books and share their inspiration. Attendees will have a chance to share their booklist and their group’s favorite reads, authors, and themes, while discovering the books others are reading, how they select books, and the history of their clubs.
“Are You a Bookie?” is just one of the many literary events Bay Path College will be hosting this year. Best-selling authors Ann Hood and Allan Hunter visited the campus earlier this year to discuss their respective works and this summer, Bay Path will host its much-anticipated “Kitchen Sink: A Women Writers’ Weekend” from July 31 to August 2. The weekend event for women writers will feature keynote speaker Luanne Rice, The New York Times best-selling author whose latest works include The Letters and Light of the Moon. Participants will have an opportunity to study one of five genres of writing—children’s, fiction, humor, memoir, or screenwriting—and learn from popular authors including Lesléa Newman, Elinor Lipman, Sarah Walker, Madeleine Blais, and Diane Lake respectively.
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