Anyone live in, around, or near Nantucket, Massachusetts? Or are you able and willing to travel? If so, you are one lucky book lover. Nantucket is holding its third annual book festival June 20-22, 2014. I don't always hear about bookish events near me, so I'm always glad when someone keeps me informed. I thought I'd do my part in spreading the word about events when I receive information too. (Note: picture and all quotations are from official contacts of the festival.)
The Nantucket Book Festival "seeks to create and renew enthusiasm for books, connect authors with readers, encourage a love of reading and writing in a younger generation, and raise funds for literary causes." If you visit the site, you will find a list of events and which authors will be participating. Events vary from author presentations, to luncheons, and even a yoga event and open mic night! And each event has an author(s) involved. The events "allow unprecedented access to notable authors and facilitate casual interactions for all involved."
Besides involvement in the events, authors attending will be signing books. The authors span multiple genres and among them are Alice Hoffman, Jodi Picoult, and Dani Shapiro - just to name a few familiar names. (What I wouldn't do to meet Jodi Picoult AND have brunch!)
If this sounds interesting and you are nearby, check it out. "Unprecedented access" to authors sounds like a promising experience! Not to mention all the wonderful book people you will meet!
What's the best book event you've been to? Or which would you like to attend some day?