As we approach the Six Bridges Book Festival, we’ve been thrilled to talk to several authors, including Ross King, Mary Roach, Nichole Perkins, Adrian Miller, Felipe Milo, Rachel Mikva, Walter Ruby, and Sabeeha Rehman.
Cracking open a copy of Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be feels like flipping through Nichole Perkins’s personal diary. Each chapter is an essay, giving the reader brief looks into her life at different pivotal stages, starting at age 5, when Perkins has already become aware of the power and responsibility brought to her as a female.
Mary Roach has an easy, light humor about her, so it’s no surprise that she would take complex scientific topics and naturally inject humor into them. Roach began her career in magazine writing and claims she had “no real sellable talents,” though that is clearly not the case. She says that her career was shaped by the relationships she made with a few key editors,
Because we know you like to read, and because we imagine you might like to hear one of your favorite authors, we wanted to reach out to you. As you probably can guess, wellknown authors often have very high speaking fees, think $10,000 to $100,000+. As the Fest’s budget is very small, ordinarily the Fest does not offer speaking fees. This makes it difficult to recruit many high-profile authors. With the help of some remarkable volunteers, the Fest has had some amazing good fortune over the years, yet realistically we know that some authors we’d like to feature (and think you would like too) will never come for travel and lodging only.
That’s where you come in. Book clubs are filled with passionate readers. And some of you might be willing to help us with this goal. Chairs Susan Santa Cruz and Gael Sammartino are already “off and running” with several pledges from book club members. We hope you’ll consider donating. Donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made to CALS Foundation, and sent to 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. Please designate “Book Club Campaign” in your check’s memo section.
For anyone who donates, later down the line we’ll be sending a short list of authors we think might be able to be secured with funds raised. If you donate, you will get to vote on these, and possibly hear the author at the Fest. We hope you’ll consider this.
Any donation is appreciated. Thanks for your consideration and we hope to see you at the 2020 Fest (April 23-26)!
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