Thursday, April 3, 2014

More Tidbits and Miscellany (I guess the 6 from yesterday were not enough)

We are very busy over here.  I've got another 3 book-related items for you.

1.  Erica Goss, our own Los Gatos Poet Laureate, will be conducting a workshop at VHOB this coming Tuesday, April 8, from 7-8.  Here is how Erica's website describes it:

Los Gatos Poet Laureate, Erica Goss, will conduct a craft talk based on her new book, Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets. Using ideas from several chapters in the book, Erica will lead a lively and entertaining mini-workshop designed to spark creativity and help generate ideas for poems, essays, and memoir. Come prepared to write, or just enjoy the presentation (and write later!)

It should be a fascinating evening.  No pre-registration is necessary.  Come and sit in on what promises to be a lively discussion.

2.  Karen Joy Fowler's book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, has just won the PEN/Faulkner award for best fiction for 2013!  Congratulations Karen.  I'm sure it had nothing to do with her appearing, along with Rayme Waters, as one of our February VHOB Book Club authors.  Did it?

3.  Look at what Hillbrook School, in Los Gatos, is doing:

Every year at Hillbrook School, 6th 
graders hold a book drive to collect and 
donate books to the African Library 
Project, which builds libraries in schools 
in poor African countries. If you would 
like to help a child in Africa read, we will 
accept all gently used or new books for 
kids with a reading level of K- 8th grade 
except books about religion or American 
Holidays. Books are due Friday April 18. 
Thanks for your support! 

Village House of Books will be collecting books for the African Library Project this year.  You've got until April 18 to bring your books in.  Be a part of a fantastic program.

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