Sunday, February 20, 2011
Event featured more then 50 local and national authors.
On Saturday morning, more than 550 children's book enthusiasists, authors and illustrators gathered at The Abbington in Glen Ellyn for Anderson's Bookshops 9th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast. During the five hour event, participants mingled with featured authors and speakers, learned what's new in children's publishing, participated in discussion groups and browsed and purchased books from featured authors. "Every year we work with publishers on identifying five authors from across a variety of genres to talk about their experiences," said Becky Anderson, owner of Anderson's Bookshops. "We like hooking up the authors with teachers and educators, and especially like to focus on Illinois authors to give them more exposure." This …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Nearly 300 people attended a unique book signing at Anderson's Book Shop in Naperville, where 25 prospective authors were able to receive feedback on their book ideas.
Naperville offered a unique opportunity Thursday night. “Pitchapalooza” was held at Anderson’s Bookshop and featured Arielle Eckstut and her husband, David Henry Sterry, authors of a newly-released book, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published. While authors of recently published books are nothing new at Anderson’s, this signing was a little different. Anyone who purchased the book was given a number and a chance to pitch their book idea to the authors and a guest panel. Twenty-five hopeful authors heard their number called and then attempted to sell their story to the panel and nearly 300 guests who had packed into the shop on Jefferson Avenue. “All three (of the editors on the guest panel) have fine, upstanding credentials and…
Monday, September 27, 2010
The 7th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference provides fun, laughs, and surprises.
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- Keyton Kyles
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sharing stories about writing with a crowd of readers and writers on Saturday, Charles Benoit explained his inspiration. "… My mother. She was a great storyteller," he said. Benoit, of Rochester, N.Y., was the featured speaker at the 7th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference. He shared some entertaining stories about his mother, which seemed to have everyone in attendance enthralled. The conference brings together readers with some of the best young adult writers and novelists in the United States. In 2003, the conference began with only four authors in attendance. Seven years later, that number has increased by 550 percent. With 22 authors and more than 300 people registered, the Young Adult Literature Conference held this past weekend…