Reston Library Panel, Saturday, September 1: “What Makes a ‘Great’ Book?”

The Reston Regional Library is hosting a panel discussion on “What Makes a ‘Great’ Book?” on Saturday, September 1—part of the PBS program The Great American Read. The Reston Regional Library was one of 50 libraries nationwide to receive grants from the American Library Association  and PBS to host programs in conjunction with the series; see their full series of programs here.

I’m pleased to be part of the September 1 panel discussion along with fellow writers John Gilstrap and D.A. Spruzen. Here’s the write-up from the event website:

Join a panel of local writers in a lively conversation about what makes a great book. Does it have to have an exciting plot, or is it character driven? Can you have a great story with average writing? Or is it all about the emotions the book elicits?

The program begins at 2 p.m., and the library is located at 11925 Bowman Towne Drive in Reston, Virginia. And we’ll try to be lively!