Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Salon: Writing in and out of the niche

The Lighthouse LitFest begins this Friday

I'm doing a panel discussion. Please join us! 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at the Wynkoop Brewing Company.

$10/members $15/nonmembers


Carleen Brice started “White Readers Meet Black Authors” as a lighthearted way of calling out the sometimes limiting ways bookstores categorize her (and many other authors) books. But there’s something to this. Do partitions exist between authors and readers of different genders, races, and backgrounds?  Where do genres of writing fit into all of this?  If the partitions exist, how can we all benefit from tearing them down, at least at times? Join this fun, interactive, enlightening panel of Brice (Orange Mint & Honey, Children of the Waters), William Haywood Hendeson (Augusta Locke, Native, The Rest of the Earth),and Mario Acevedo, whose Vampire Detective Felix Gomez has appeared in four books so far.


Barrie said...

Just stopping by to say hi!

Rebecca Hickman said...

Sometimes I wish that publishers wouldn't put photographs of main characters on book covers. Even though most of the photos don't show any faces, you can still tell whether or not you're part of the publisher's target audience.