The Women’s National Book Association – Los Angeles invites you to a specially curated Summer Reading Event at Flintridge Bookstore on the must-read books of the season.
Flintridge Bookstore’s booksellers will present their picks for the most engaging women’s fiction, literary fiction and creative non-fiction titles to add to your to-read lists. Be prepared to take notes and to ask questions!
Recommended titles will be available for purchase, as well as a large stock of adult and children’s books, bookish gifts, greeting cards and reading accessories.
Immediately following the presentation, members are invited to mix ‘n’ mingle at the in-store coffeehouse. The menu consists of light snacks, lunch items and assorted beverages.
WHERE: Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-0717 – www.flintridgebooks.com
WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 1:00-2:00 P.M.
COST: This event is FREE to attend.
PARKING: private lot, garage and street
If you are able to attend, then please email your RSVP to Liz Donatelli at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 22.
Contact either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For my followers who live in the Los Angeles area, there’s a great Writer’s Conference coming up in March hosted by the Women’s National Book Association – Los Angeles Chapter and Mount St. Mary’s College. If you’re interested in attending visit the WNBA-LA website for more information.
Mount St. Mary’s College and the Women’s National Book Association, LA have partnered up to expand and develop our LA Writers Conference! We welcome a diverse group of local authors, poets, students, literary agents, publishers and booksellers to come together and create the best conference our chapter has ever put together! Attendees will participate in panels and workshops that address the commercial and creative elements that combine to turn imagination into publication.
About a month ago, I attended the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA-LA), Let’s Go Book Clubbing event featuring a panel of authors discussing their recent books. The event was amazing!
I had never been to an author panel before and didn’t really know what to expect. It was held at this cute little bookstore called Diesel, A Bookstore, located in Santa Monica, CA. This bookstore is nestled within a cozy marketplace surrounded by other small food and retail shops. I loved how small and intimate the bookstore is and highly suggest that you visit sometime.
Moderator, Diane Leslie, was great and knew what kinds of questions to ask the authors. She kept the conversations going and asked questions like, “Do you relate to any of your characters and why?”
Each author on the panel did a great job answering the questions and really gave us a glimpse into what inspired them to write the book they were promoting. I soaked up every word they were saying and thought to myself, I’m going through that right now with my book…I’m not alone.
During the Q&A portion, I took advantage of the opportunity to ask when they shared their manuscripts. Did they show the first draft to someone or was it later drafts? All four authors were pretty unanimous in their answers saying that it’s best not to show the first draft and not have someone real close to you read it. They suggested writing groups or fellow authors as opposed to your friends and family. That was my biggest take away from the author panel.
If you haven’t heard of the Women’s National Book Association check them out! They have several chapters across the country. I’m a proud member and current Social Media Chair of the WNBA Los Angeles Chapter.
Another perk of these author panels is that I can get my books signed!
Have you ever been to an author panel? If so, what did you think of it?
For those of you that live in Southern California and can easily visit the USC campus, I’m happy to say that the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be next month on April 12 & 13! Yay!
For those of you that can’t attend, I will give you an update on my experience, what I learned, and take some pictures as well.
It will be my first time going and I’m super excited.
Here’s a little bit about the Festival of Books.
“The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The Festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. There’s also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A’s and discussion panels on some of today’s hottest topics.” – See more at: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/fob-info/#sthash.pAaOI21i.dpuf
Let me know if you have attended this Festival before and what you thought of it.