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August 25, 2009

Planning Ahead: Baltimore Book Festival, September 25-27

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For Baltimore-area bibliophiles, the city's annual fall book festival is a three-day extravaganza of author signings, book discussions and informative panels. Included in this year's line-up is "The Book Club Toolkit: Tools and Tips for Starting and Improving Your Book Club," moderated by contributor Heather Johnson.

The Baltimore Book Festival will take place from September 25-27, 2009. The Book Club Toolkit event is on Saturday, September 26th, at 12:00 p.m. The panelists are library consultant Natalie Weikart; Trish Collins of TLC Book Tours; and book club members Ladetra Robinson, Cheryl Hazel and Nancy Berla. They'll be sharing ideas to help you enhance your book club --- selecting books, livening up discussions, dealing with problem members, and much more. Heather says, "Bring your questions --- we've got answers!"

To read an interview with Heather about the panel as well as about her book club, Storie delle Sorelle, click here. (One of our favorite parts of the interview: the five books that led to some of the group's best meetings.)

For more information about the panel, visit Heather's blog, Age 30+ ... A Lifetime of Books. You can read her first post about it here, and in the coming weeks she'll be introducing each of the Book Club Toolkit panelists.