Link of the Week: Rent a Writer!

link of the weekWe’ve all had moments when we wished we could talk to an author about their work, their process, their life. Author events are common enough, especially in cities like New York and Boston, but they tend to be executed on a more formal level.

If discussing a book with its author sounds appealing, then might be the perfect resource for you. With genres ranging from memoir and poetry to fiction and food, there’s something for everyone. The list of authors to choose from is packed with those whose books have been on the New York Times Bestseller list, and authors who may not have always been writers, like Christina Haag, who is still in acting, and former investment banker William D. Cohan. Authors are magazine and newspaper writers too, which provides for a variety of writing styles.

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Link of the Week: Brooklyn Book Festival

BBFhomepagelogo-2014Make sure to mark your calendars, because the Brooklyn Book Festival is coming to town this Sunday!

Many serious readers, if asked, would tell you that there are few ways to better spend a day than to be surrounded by books in a cozy environment, enveloped in a world they can hold in their hands. There is also the kind of reader who forays into the realm of nature with just a book, no library or comfy couch needed.

Books unite us, despite our genre, reading device, and environmental preferences. And what better way is there to celebrate the book than by checking out the Brooklyn Book Festival? As the largest free literary event in New York City, the Festival promises events for every kind of reader and book professional, and even the causal passerby. From author readings and Q&A’s, trivia night and scavenger hunts, workshops, talks from top professionals and panel discussions, with music, art and food thrown in, attendees have a wide range of events to choose from. Click here to see the full list of events.

Events will be organized around the Brooklyn Borough Hall, but be sure to check out confirmed locations for any events you’re particularly interested in.

Events run from Sept. 15th until Sept. 22nd; main event is Sunday, Sept. 21st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm