You can read all the publishing blogs in the world, but nothing beats a conversation with a published author–real-world interaction and publishing experience will always trump the glowing computer monitor.
In an ongoing effort to build community among readers, writers, and publishing types in real life, we are hosting the inaugural mediabistro.com Book Club tomorrow night. The night will feature two nonfiction books and two novels, handpicked to include a wide range of subjects, genres, and publishing experience–giving book club participants a night of practical and entertaining conversation.
At the Copper Door Tavern at 6:30 pm EST tomorrow night, four writers will mingle with mediabistro.com readers and read a two minute selection from their work. The evening will feature Karen Stabiner‘s novel, Getting In; Amy Whitaker‘s art book, Museum Legs: Fatigue and Hope in the Face of Art; David Farley‘s travel book, An Irreverent Curiosity; and Gar Anthony Haywood‘s thriller, Cemetery Road.
Follow this link to RSVP. At these parties, authors can show off their books and mediabistro.com readers can learn from publishing veterans.
More information about the individual books follows after the jump.
Karen Stabiner, author of Getting In: “With a survivor’s wit and a journalist’s eye, she tells the story of five Los Angeles high school seniors and their parents as they navigate the obstacle course that is college admissions.”
Amy Whitaker, author of Museum Legs: Fatigue and Hope in the Face of Art: “Why do people get bored and tired in art museums and why does that matter? As Whitaker writes in this humorous and incisive collection of essays, museums matter for reasons that have less to do with art as we know it and more to do with business, politics, and the age-old question of how to live.”
David Farley, author of An Irreverent Curiosity: “Blending history, travel, and perhaps the oddest story in Christian lore, An Irreverent Curiosity is a weird and wonderful tale of conspiracy and misadventure.”
Gar Anthony Haywood, author of Cemetery Road: “Reverberations from a crime committed in their youth follow three grown men with the tenacity and inevitability of Greek tragedy in Haywood’s beautifully crafted novel of unintended consequences.”