What: 2021 Festival of Books & Authors
When: September 23-26
Details: Join me at Bookmarks’s literary festival in Winston-Salem, NC!
Friday September 24, 11:30 am ET: I’ll be in conversation for an Eat & Greet event. We’ll talk about books, journaling, and the reading life to celebrate the publication of my new book, My Reading Life: A Book Journal. Enjoy a boxed lunch during the event, then have your books signed afterward. Because attendees will be unmasked for lunch during this event, all attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you did not register, tickets will be available at the door for $30 – they will include a copy of My Reading Life but WILL NOT include lunch.
Saturday September 25, 10 am ET: I’ll be on The Art of Conversation panel with authors Wiley Cash and Charlie Lovett. This will take place at Hanesbrands Theatre. Masks are required for indoor locations. See the Saturday schedule for more information.
Saturday September 25, 3 pm ET: I’ll be in conversation with author Steven Rowley on the Summer Rewind panel. This will take place at Calvary Moravian Church. Masks are required for indoor locations. See the Saturday schedule for more information.
What: Celebrating 300: LIVE event
When: October 7 at 1 p.m. ET
Details: We’re gathering three of the most-beloved, most-discussed, most-recommended authors on What Should I Read Next to join us for a blend of pre-recorded and live discussion! Two of our author guests will be announced soon, but the third we’re keeping a secret… you’ll have to join us live to see who it is! This special event is for Patreon supporters. (A replay will be available for those who cannot make it live.)
What: Writing For Readers
When: October 12 at 1 p.m. ET
Details: So many readers long to be writers—whether solely for their own benefit or for future publication. If you relate—or if you simply want to better understand how the books you love get made—this class is for you. In our conversational session, novelist Kimmery Martin joins me to discuss how to get started, what you need to know, and why you might want to take the plunge. (This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event. Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
What: Fall Book Preview
When: October 21 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET
Details: Join us for our third annual Fall Book Preview, where I’ll share a curated list of the season’s hottest new titles, plus the info you need to decide which belong on your TBR. This is an exclusive event for Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club members and What Should I Read Next Patreon “Book Lover” supporters. Our communities will also receive a printable with every title included in our preview.
What: Live chat about Parable of the Sower with Bezi Yohannes
When: October 26 at 7 p.m. ET
Details: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of Parable of the Sower with Bezi Yohannes! Bezi is an expert on Black fantasy and Afrofuturism, and she’ll be sharing more about these distinct genres with us to enhance our understanding of this month’s selection. (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
What: How to Write a Book Review
When: November 4 at 1 p.m. ET
Details: Why is it so hard to talk about books we love (or don’t)? This session is packed with practical tips and an easy formula for creating book reviews, whether you want to sum up your reading experience for your bestie, record your thoughts in your private book journal, or share publicly on Instagram, Goodreads, or other public review sites. (This is a Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club event. Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
Stay at Home Book Tour
A series of online events modeled after book tour events that are typically held in independent bookstores for authors whose book tours were disrupted because of the coronavirus. We record all of our Stay at Home Book Tour events, so you can watch them on-demand. Click here to learn more and watch event replays.