Eight days from now, on Saturday, September 23rd 2017, E.K.M. will be joining 44 other authors at the inaugural BookFest St. Louis!
BookFest St. Louis is a celebration of the literary arts that will bring dozens of local, regional and national authors together for a one-day festival in the Central West End of St. Louis, MO. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy author presentations, panel discussions, book signings and an array of family-friendly activities and programming throughout the day, rain or shine! BookFest St. Louis activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted (two festival events require tickets -- NOT E.K.M.’s event).
Edward Kelsey Moore will participate in a Literary Fiction Panel on September 23rd from 2-3pm, along with authors Alex George and Robin Sloan. Free admission! For more details on the Literary Fiction Panel event, and the entire festival, click on the button.
For two counties in central Indiana the Autumn 2017 “One Great Read” book selection is Edward Kelsey Moore’s first Supremes novel, The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat! One Great Read is an annual program of Tippecanoe County and White County in Indiana, a one-city-one-book type of program to expand community and promote literacy using a mix of book discussion sessions, scholarly lectures on the book or related topics, a visit by the author, exhibits, and other related arts programming. The Supremes at Earl’s has previously been chosen for similar community programs in the suburbs of Chicago (ComingTogether) and in seven counties of NW Indiana (Books To Bridge the Region). One Great Read in September and October 2017 will include more than a dozen events inspired by, or discussing the themes in The Supremes at Earl’s. Most of the activities will be in Monticello, IN, and Lafayette, or West Lafayette, IN, the home of Purdue University. Edward Kelsey Moore will present a reading of his work at the Tippecanoe County Library’s Downtown branch on Saturday, October 21st at 2pm. Participants in One Great Read will be pleased to discover that they can enjoy more adventures of Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean in the recently published follow-up novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, available in hardcover, e-book and audiobook.
Click here -- for more One Great Read program details and additional information about each event.
Stop by Wikipedia to learn about Community Read programs like “One Great Read” and find resources to start a similar program where you live -- click here!
OGR schedule grid courtesy of the Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association.
Coming up on September 13th and 14th, 2017, E.K.M. will be in northwest North Carolina for the 10th Anniversary of the On The Same Page Literary Festival. This year they have invited ten authors to participate and celebrate their anniversary, taking place in West Jefferson, N.C., about a 90 minute or so drive west (and north) of Winston-Salem. The complete festival kicks off on Tuesday, the 12th and runs into Saturday, the 16th. E.K.M.’s official events are an Author Smorgasbord Luncheon on Wednesday (there’s a nominal charge for this event) and he’ll present a reading on Thursday evening (Free!). That evening he'll share insights on his characters and read from his recently published novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues. There will also be a question and answer period and later a book signing. E.K.M.'s reading starts at 7:30pm at the Ashe County Arts Center. For the complete schedule of Festival events (most of which are free) click on the button!
Readings, writing workshops, discussions, visual art, performance art, film, spoken word, craft, food, and more blend together each year to become the special experience that is On the Same Page Literary Festival. All events take place in various locations in the immediate area. West Jefferson (alt 3200ft) is a historic, small town located in Ashe County, nestled within the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina.
Here’s another entry in the recent group of great Edward Kelsey Moore interviews on his books and his writing process. This one is hosted by
Ella Curry, who is head of her own highly motivating publicity empire, which includes the Black Authors Network (BAN). In this interview E.K.M. discusses a few of the areas that have been covered in other recent interviews -- but he also describes why his writing tends to explore the everyday lives of regular people, with less specific focus on the oppressions of black lives. To enjoy this warm and engaging audio interview click the button below. It is free of charge and lasts about 40 minutes.
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The Black Authors Network (BAN) is dedicated to providing information to help black business owners and authors gain access to the black consumer and to helping promote the growth of black businesses and literature. The Black Authors Network exists to bring people together, to create a dialogue, and share valuable resources. Their goal is to serve the unique needs of African American authors, businesses, organizations, and concerned parents who wish to improve literacy and strengthen the African American community.