Summer Reading at New York Libraries is an official list of
15 fiction (plus 5 non-fiction) books recommended for adult readers. The books were chosen by librarians from the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, Queens Library, and the NYC Dept of Education School Library System. Copies of Edward Kelsey Moore's The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, as well as other titles on the list, are already available at all library branches in the NYC system.
If you'd like to see (and download) a PDF file of the complete summer book list you can -- click here! Also, if you'd like to check out the NYC summer reading lists for younger readers (grouped by age) -- click here and scroll down the new page.
Happy Summer! Happy Reading! Hooray for The Supremes at Earl's!
This Saturday, June 20th, New York Times bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore will be presenting a brief Craft Capsule - Making Up the Truth: Using Real-Life Experiences to Enrich Fiction, as part of a major event for writers being presented by Poets & Writers Live at the Institute Cervantes in Chicago.
This is the first time that Poets & Writers has hosted one of their day-long events in the windy city and it's sure to be an amazing experience!
Poets & Writers Live Chicago: Agents & Editors
At this event we will explore the writer's journey from inspiration to publication.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
8:00am - 7:00pm
Event being presented at the Instituto Cervantes --
located near the Michigan Avenue shopping district in Chicago.
Registration Fee: $120
Lunch is not included -- many dining choices are available nearby.
For a complete schedule of the day's activities, bios for all the presenters, additional event details and registration information -- click here -- space is limited!
Highlights of the day include --
A "poetry keynote" by acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee, followed by panel discussions on resources for writers in Chicago; how to prepare the perfect pitch to agents, editors, and other publishing professionals; tips for savvy self-publishing; and the ins and outs of the editor-author relationship; brief Craft Capsule talks with poet Roger Reeves, novelist Edward Kelsey Moore, and essayist Jenny Boully; Live-Lit performances; and much more. A highlight of the program will be a reading and discussion with Chicago literary icons Stuart Dybek and Marc Kelly Smith. The day will close with a Literary Mixer—a chance to meet others, share notes, and enjoy a glass of wine with your fellow writers.
Poets & Writers Live is a new initiative launched in 2014 which was developed in response to interviews and discussions with writers from all over the country. When asked what Poets & Writers could do to support their writing practice, time and again writers expressed a desire for a more tangible connection to other writers. Now - a living, breathing version of what Poets & Writers already offers: Poets & Writers Live!
About Poets & Writers -- founded in 1970, Poets & Writers, Inc., is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. Their mission? To foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.
Each year, tens of thousands of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers benefit from P&W’s programs, which include Poets & Writers magazine; a dynamic, information-rich website; financial support for readings and other literary events; and sponsorship of several notable writing prizes and awards. You can learn more about Poets & Writers if you -- click here!
Edward Kelsey Moore's award winning, bestselling novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, has been chosen by Books to Bridge the Region (B2BR) for their annual "one book" program in Northwest Indiana. This year the B2BR theme is: Secrets We Keep. Books are chosen for readers at different ages/reading levels. Libraries, bookstores, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in the area are actively encouraged to offer programming to explore the chosen theme. The Supremes at Earl's was the title selected for adult-readers -- a book on this year's theme was also chosen for middle readers, and one for picture/easy readers. The goals of Books to Bridge the Region are to promote literacy, to create conversations among families and communities, and to foster critical thinking related to the annual theme. B2BR will join with the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition and its partners to deliver over 200 "Lit Kits" with copies of The Supremes at Earl's to libraries, high schools and colleges in seven Northwest Indiana counties. Locally led book discussions will be scheduled at some of the locations in October and November. Books to Bridge the Region also arranges author visits and other special events during the autumn months. (We will post information here on Edward Kelsey Moore's public events for B2BR when details become available.) The B2BR books are selected for their subject matter, writing quality, and reading pleasure. A Discussion Guide for this year's titles will be available for download from their website. For more on Books to Bridge the Region -- click here!