Upcoming Events & Bookmark 2007

Well, with summer coming to a close, we have only a few more events before September rolls around. Don’t fret–they’re all good ones that you definitely shouldn’t miss. Here’s a schedule of our upcoming booksignings:

August 18: Elin Hildebrand, author of Barefoot and The Love Season, and Wendy Rouillard, author of the popular childrens’ book series Barnaby Bear, will be at Bookworks from 10am to noon.

August 20: Peter Barns, creator of the book Nat, Nat, the Nantucket Cat will be signing and reading at Bookworks from 6-7:30pm.

August 23: Nathaniel Philbrick, author of award-winning books such as In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, will be here for a booksigning from 7-8 pm.

Also coming up is Bookmark at the Beach, part of the Bookmark 2007 event presented by Plum TV and The Atlantic magazine. Here’s the full schedule of events:

5:00 pm: Welcome
Kate Brosnan of Plum TV and James Bennet of The Atlantic begin the event with a warm welcome and announce the upcoming events.

David Halberstam Tribute
James Bennet (Atlantic editor) and Corby Kummer (Atlantic summer editor) lead a celebration of the life and career of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of acclaimed works such as The Best and the Brightest.

5:15 pm: “Making Words Sing: An Author, An Editor, A Poet and A Lyricist”­
Join a group of celebrated writers as they discuss the magic and power of the written word. Guests include Debby Applegate, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography The Most Famous Man in America; Atlantic editor Ben Schwartz; and former Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Pinsky. Former acting editor of the Atlantic Scott Stossel moderates.

6:00 pm: “God—Is He or Isn’t He? : A Civilized Debate”
Christopher Hitchens leads a discussion surrounding his new book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Joining him is Ross Douthat, associate editor of The Atlantic. Moderating is Paul Holdengraber, Director of the Education Program at the New York Public Library’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

7:00 pm: Mini-Performance
Folk singer-songwriter Josh Ritter performs some of his original songs.

7:15 pm: Cocktail Reception

8:30 pm: Event Concludes

Tickets are available here at Bookworks or at Mitchell’s Book Corner. They’re $50 each, but right now, for a limited time, you can get them for half off! Don’t miss it – this will be a great program!

Until next time,


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