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Love Books? Spend Sunday with two dozen authors at Triangle Reads

Posted September 14, 2015

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I featured a couple of moms a few weeks ago who are involved in a new event designed for book lovers.

Ariel Lawhon and Marybeth Whalen are moms, authors, avid readers and creators of SheReads.org, a website that encourages women to read. They'll be in Raleigh this weekend for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance trade show at the North Raleigh Hilton.

As part of the event, the two have partnered with the alliance to put together Triangle Reads from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday. Unlike the trade show, which is for those in the book and publishing industry, Triangle Reads is open to the public. The ticketed event features panel discussions and book signings from a variety of authors.

I'm honored to be moderating the panel on picture books, which are near and dear to my heart, on Sunday. (Thank you, Marybeth and Ariel, for the opportunity!).

The event includes a lunch with the authors; panel discussions on a variety of topics; a keynote conversation with bestselling author Elin Hildergrand and popular blogger Modern Mrs Darcy; and a cocktail hour to mingle and chat with the authors. (The event is designed for adults.).

Organizers are offering a ticket deal. For a limited time, tickets are buy one/get one free - $99 buys two tickets that include the lunch, panels and keynote, along with a $15 voucher for each person to purchase books from the five independent local bookstores who have joined forces to provide books. These bookstores include McIntyre's, Quail Ridge Books, The Country Bookshop, The Regulator Bookshop  and Flyleaf Books.

Buy tickets and get more information on Triangle Reads' website. Sounds like a fun afternoon out for book clubs, friends and book lovers!

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