If I lived on the west coast I know one activity I'd love to partake in...Julie Robinson's Affairs. Actually, her Literary Affairs. Let me explain.
While on my traveling sabbatical (for more info,see The Dream Year blog) I met Julie at Book Group Expo in San Jose, a wonderful reader's conference. Author-moderators led themed panels of other contemporary writers. As an energetic and knowledgeable moderator Julie contributed wit and insight and posed thought-provoking questions to both the authors and to the audience, us readers.
Julie's company emails information about upcoming literary events and the resource lists on her website introduce me to new books and authors too.
Based on Julie's recent announcement of a discussion with author Dara Horn about her book All Other Nights I've put it on my to-read list. But I wish I could be there for the conversation.
The Literary Affairs tagline is: Live a Life of Passion Inspired by Literature. And I am inspired by literature and...by Julie.