Thanks to everyone who made BIBLIOFEAST 2011 a big success!

Sixty book lovers and our nine featured guest authors gathered on Monday evening, October 10, for WNBA Charlotte’s 2nd annual BIBLIOFEAST Book & Author Dinner in celebration of National Reading Group Month. This year’s “moveable feast” included over 2 hours of enthusiastic book conversations, accompanied by plenty of Maggiano’s Italian cuisine and libations of choice. 

Our authors were the “moveable” part of the event, and each one visited with 5 table groups of avid readers in the course of the evening.  Both current and brand new WNBA members and non-members turned out for BIBLIOFEAST, including two book clubs whose members came together as groups.

All of our guest authors were terrific, so we want to thank them and their publishers again for their enthusiastic participation.  One of the very best ways to say thank you is to BUY AND READ THEIR EXCELLENT BOOKS! And if you’re in a book club, choose these books for your group’s reading list!

 (The links below will take you to pages for each author, plus links to their own websites, where you can find out more about them and their books.)

 

Ellen Baker, I GAVE MY HEART TO KNOW THIS, Random House, hardcover fiction

 

 Ann Hite, GHOST ON BLACK MOUNTAIN, Gallery Books/S&S, paperback fiction

 

 Marjorie Hudson, ACCIDENTAL BIRDS OF THE CAROLINAS, Press 53,  paperback short stories

 

Heather Newton, UNDER THE MERCY TREES, HarperCollins, paperback fiction
A 2011 Great Group Reads Selection

 

 

  Valerie Nieman , BLOOD CLAY, Press 53, paperback fiction

 

 

Michael Parker, THE WATERY PART OF THE WORLD, Algonquin, hardcover fiction

 

Drew Perry, THIS IS JUST EXACTLY LIKE YOU, Penguin, paperback fiction

 

 John Milliken Thompson, THE RESERVOIR, Other Press, paperback fiction

 

 

 Marybeth Whalen, SHE MAKES IT LOOK EASY, David C. Cook, paperback fiction

 

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We have many people to thank for their help in making this event a big success:  our guest authors themselves and their publishers; our own members who sponsored our authors’ dinners; all of our members who helped organize and run BIBLIOFEAST this year; and Park Road Books, which sold books for us.  Many thanks again, everyone!

Special thanks go to WNBA itself and National Reading Group Month and its sponsors — Copia™ – Read Better Together; HarperCollins Publishers (Harper Paperbacks, Harper Perennial, Amistad, Ecco, William Morrow, & William Morrow Paperbacks); Ingram Content Group; SONY Style / SONY Reader™ Store. THANK YOU ALL!

 

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