Monday, May 16, 2011

Woo-hoo! Book 'Em is Coming to NC!

Announcing the first ever Book ‘Em in North Carolina!

I’m thrilled to be attending this event and part of the committee. If you are an author, you don’t want to miss this book festival! We have a blast at Book ‘Em events.

Here’s the info from the website - and author registration is now open:

Book 'Em North Carolina is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2012. The event will be held at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina

Book 'Em North Carolina is an innovative book fair that brings together dozens of authors under one roof to sell and sign their books, participate in panel discussions and talks, network and interact with fans one-on-one.

Attendance is FREE and open to the public.

The Book 'Em Foundation was founded by suspense author p.m.terrell and Waynesboro, Virginia Police Officer Mark Kearney as a partnership between authors and law enforcement. The mission of The Book 'Em Foundation is to raise public awareness of the correlation between high illiteracy rates and high crime rates.

The Book 'Em North Carolina annual event brings together at least 75 authors under one roof to speak on a variety of subjects and to sell their books. A portion of the proceeds raised from the event (a minimum of 40%) is given to the community - Robeson County and Lumberton, North Carolina - for the purpose of increasing literacy and reducing crime.

For information on how these events have helped raise funds for literacy and anti-crime efforts in various communities, visit The Book 'Em Foundation.
Please join us - it's the best time you'll ever have at a book festival.

13 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

Finally, something happening in North Carolina that I might be able to attend. YAY! I'll be sure to keep this date open. Thanks Diane.

Lynn said...

I have been to similar events and come home with an armful of books and a head full of inspiration. If I was closer I would be there!

Jan Morrison said...

We have a similar event in Halifax called 'Word on the Street', a book festival that is held across
Canada in major cities. It brings together readers, writers, kids, publishers, book sellers and literary types of all stripes. I LOVE it. Have a blast!
Jan Morrison

The Words Crafter said...

Hey, I can plan a vacay day and come!!! Please, please, set a reminder!!!!!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Anne, I hope you can attend.

Lynn, we always end up with books even though I'm supposed to be there selling. Too many cool authors.

Jan, Book 'Em is always a blast.

Words Crafter, I won't let you forget!

Hart Johnson said...

This sounds like a great event--I wonder if there is one in Michigan... I will have to look!

notesfromnadir said...

Won't be able to attend but I have to admit that the name is very catchy! Looking forward to reading how it turns out for you.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Looking forward to going, Diane! :)

Gina Blechman said...

I'm so jealous! Have lots of fun!

<3 Gina Blechman

Karen Lange said...

Great idea, hope you have fun!

Susanne Drazic said...

Sounds like it will be a great event. Will have to see if there is something like it closer to me.

Shari said...

It sounds awesome. Have a great time!

Cherie Reich said...

That's very cool about the Book 'Em event. Sounds awesome!