With Steve Weddle’s Anthony Ballot post on Thursday, we are reminded that Bouchercon is just around the corner. I had the opportunity to attend the Raleigh event in 2015.
What to do? I think I’m supposed to get out and rub elbows with people. Right?
Is this like other Cons? Will there be a costume contest? Yellow hazmat suits? No? Well, okay. Still sounds awesome.
Tons of interesting events:
· Novelist Christina Baker Kline, author of "Orphan Train" and the forthcoming "A Piece of the World" (February 2017), will speak at the Festival Luncheon on Thursday, March 23;
· Detective fiction writer Laura Lippman, author of the Tess Monaghan series and "Wilde Lake", will speak at the Crime Wave Brunch on Saturday, March 25;
· Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander, author of "The Crossover", and Caldecott winner Ekua Holmes, illustrator of "Voice of Freedom", will give presentations to local students in addition to a public program about their forthcoming collaboration, "Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets" (March 2017).
Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s a five-day event offering author readings, book signings, panel discussions, children’s programs and more. The 23rd annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017.