Chicago Women in Publishing and Chicago Writers Conference are hosting a celebration of World Book Night this coming Wednesday in Chicago.
World Book Night is an effort to encourage reading and to share books with people who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, through the distribution of works selected by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. This awesome initiative works by the authors of these selected works waiving their royalties and publishers agreeing to pay the cost of producing specially-printed World Book Night editions. Then, bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers. Check out the list of titles for this year’s World Book Night here.
I’m particularly excited for CWIP and CWC’s celebration of World Book Night because first, they’re rad community resources, and second, Chicago author Patricia Skalka will be giving a reading of her upcoming book, Death Stalks Door County. Scott Turow, a Chicago native, well-established writer and president of the Authors Guild, rounds out my No. 3 reason to attend.
Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00pm
The Book Cellar
4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL
It’s free, but please RSVP so they have a headcount.