2015 Book Club Conference

Keynote speaker Will Schwalbe addresses attendees.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

Join book club members from around the area to learn about starting, running and enhancing book clubs while networking with fellow readers. Presenters include Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You; Jason Merkoski, eBook technology expert and author of Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading; Art Taylor, GMU English professor, fiction writer and book critic; and Amanda Holmes Duffy, fiction writer and book club facilitator. Free lunch provided. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation and the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. Adults.

Conference schedule:

9:00 - Light breakfast snacks, coffee, networking

9:30 - Keynote speaker Celeste Ng

10:20 - Book sale and signing

10:45 - Morning workshops (choose one)

                1) The Future of Reading: Storytelling, Social Networks, and Book Clubs

                2) Reading and Discussing the Classics

                3) Running a Successful Book Club 2.0

11:45 - Boxed lunch and networking

12:45 - Afternoon workshops repeat (choose one)

1:45 - Conference end

Registration begins August 22. Sign up online or call 703-324-8428.


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