I’m so excited to announce this!!
I’m doing some volunteer work that really appeals to me, professionally and personally. Namely, I’m helping the co-owners of my neighborhood coffee shop bring authors and readers together for book events. Not for commercial reasons–although the authors can sign and sell books, and everyone knows that writers and caffeine are a match made in heaven. Our goals are simple: We want to share beautiful art, words and ideas in community. Plus, we wanna have fun!
Who: SoCal published authors in all genres, and readers of all ages
What: Book-related activities (readings, writing workshops, art projects, etc.); Q & A’s with the author(s); and signing sessions
Where: It’s A Grind on Alicia Parkway (Laguna Hills, CA)
When: The first Saturday morning of every month
Why: Because we like you!
Our 2010 themes are rather like those of the Pasadena Rose Parade–tagged to the month in which they fall, but broad enough that you can be creative in matching your book(s) to them.
April – December: TBA
Do any of these months and/or themes appeal to you? If so, let me know! (If you’d like, you can collaborate with other authors on a joint event.) We’ve planning ahead for the first few months of next year, and are ready to match dates and themes to interested authors.
Let’s get a sign-up sheet going quickly, so that we can start promoting. Fun times, and we’re hoping you want to do this!! Also, feel free to copy/paste this message into emails to other authors in the area. For more information–or to be referred to the co-owner for consideration–just send me an email. I’ll pass it along. If you don’t get a quick response, please assume I haven’t received it. (Melodye.Shore AT gmail DOT com)
Oh, and watch this space for announcements about our Halloween and Holiday Season authors. PLUS, a special guest will conduct workshops on artistic journaling.