“Community of Readers” at Brambleton Library

I’m thrilled to be the featured presenter at the Loudoun County Public Library’s afternoon book club conference “Building a Community of Readers”—Saturday, March 23, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Brambleton Library, 22850 Brambleton Plaza in Brambleton, VA.

This is a beautiful new facility, and I’m glad to be presenting as part of its grand opening year. This is the second time I’ve led a talk on book clubs for the Loudoun County Public Library, but this time we’ll be chatting about a new book: Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies.

See the full schedule of events below—and hope to see you a nice turnout on the 23rd!

1:30-1:45 p.m.—Welcome by Loudoun County Public Library staff

1:45-3:00 p.m.—Running a Successful Book Club with author and professor Art Taylor:  Get the skinny on how to run a successful book club. Learn the best practices of how to moderate a book club, establish ground rules and choose the right titles. Taylor will use Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty as a sample title for discussion. This is not required reading, but will help you get more out of the workshop. Ask for a copy at your library’s Information Desk. Art Taylor is a fiction writer, book critic, and assistant professor of English at George Mason University. Taylor’s stories appear regularly in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine as well as other journals and anthologies, and he is a contributor to The Washington Post, the Washington Independent Review of Books, and Mystery Scene Magazine. His novel On the Road With Del and Louise won the Agatha Award, and he’s won three more Agathas for his short fiction, among other awards.

3:00-3:15 p.m.—Break

3:15-4:30 p.m.—Connect with Book Clubs: Discover what resources the library has to offer your community book club. Library staff will share information on book kits, online resources and favorite titles. Community book club leaders and members are invited to tell others about their own meetings.

4:30 p.m.—Door Prize Drawing: Gift Basket Sponsored by the Friends of the Brambleton Library.For adults.

Register for the program here at the library’s website.