Time to Par-Tea!

There is something magical about a hot cup of tea and a good book. The way the tea comforts your body while the book tends to your soul. We thought we would put together a few tea recommendations to go with the books that will be featured at our Fall Literary Tea, this Saturday at the Chado Tea House.

Starting off with Gwendolyn Womack’s book, The Time Collector, we’ll suggest a nice Oolong tea. In The Time Collector, Roan West can see the history of any object that he touches. Given that Oolong has a long rich history in China we think that Roan would be all about the artisanal blends with notes of orange or passion fruit.

Moving on to The Marriage Clock, we suggest a Chai. This book is a heartwarming story that will have you swooning and Leila, our main character is a sweet (yet spicy) girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind in order to discover her own truth. That’s why we suggest a good chai. It will warm your heart and leave you with a sweet after taste.

Finally, we look at The Last year of The War, and with this novel, we suggest a Blue Flower Earl Grey. Not to be confused with English Breakfast. An earl grey with its smooth bergamot flavor would be a lovely accompaniment to this heartfelt story of friendship and loss. We specifically suggest the blue flower earl grey because the blue cornflower buds add lovely citrus notes so that you too can remember that important childhood friendship.

Purchase tickets here, and get ready to Par-Tea!

International Literacy Day

Today, September 8th, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be once again working to increase literacy awareness by hosting the 53rd Annual International Literacy Day.

This year’s focus is on ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’ by recognizing and addressing how multilingualism impacts literacy.  This year’s event will be held in Paris, but don’t worry, there are ways to participate no matter where you are.

Some ideas for promoting literacy:

      1.  Volunteer with a community agency that helps promote literacy.
      2. Say thank you to a teacher in your life.
      3. Read a book to a child.
      4. Visit your local library.
      5. Donate a few dollars to a local literacy group.

Book Fair Coming to Leimert Park Village

If you’re looking for a fun, book-filled weekend (and seriously, who isn’t?), then make sure to add the Leimert Park Village Book Fair to your calendar.  On Saturday, August 24th from 10am to 5pm, the event voted “one of LA’s 5 best annual book festivals” will be held at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.  With multiple authors and book events happening throughout the day, the certain highlight will be the presentation and live cooking demonstrations provided by Laila Ali, the successful boxer and cookbook author, whom also happens to be the daughter of Muhammad Ali. 

Over 40 additional authors will be participating, along with a star-studded panel of presenters including Los Angeles Poet Laureate (2014-2016) Luis J. Rodriguez and more.  Exhibitors including CLBC, County of Los Angeles Public Library, Kensington Books, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Farm Fresh To You, Los Angeles Philharmonic and many others will be participating.  Be sure to check it out!

LA Times Festival of Books

Promote Your Latest Book at The LA Times Festival of Books

Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world-renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest books and storytelling event in the United States.

Join WNBA-LA, as we celebrate our author members and the literary culture of Los Angeles.

Saturday, April 13th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Each author will have a 2-hour time slot to promote and sell their books.

The prices are as follows:

• WNBA-LA Members $100 exhibit one day (Two Hours)
• Non-WNBA-LA Members $125.00 exhibit one day (Two Hours)
• WNBA-LA Members $175 exhibit two days (Two Hours per day)
• Non- WNBA-LA Members $225.00  exhibit two days (Two Hours per day)

If you don’t have a book no worries, you can come help out at the booth as we will need several volunteers to assist with running the booth.

There are only a few slots available!

1. Pay for your time slot below
2. Fill out the exhibitor contract – download here
3. Email completed contract to: dtierneywnbala@gmail.com
4. You will be contacted by WNBA-LA to confirm your scheduled time
5. Share with your readers on all social media channels!

 
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