As some of you might have noticed, our blog and newsletter posts have been getting longer and fuller. That’s because, we do, in fact, have a lot more happening at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside her on 65 James Street.
Many of you know that Trish Wooldridge has been helping Patty out with events over the past few years. Now we have another fabulous events coordinator also helping: Selina! Selina’s been putting together the new Trivia Night events, as well as setting up new events like our Caturday on Sunday, our Drop-in Crafts, and a few more. If you see her in the store, say “Hi!” Better yet, come check out some of our new, upcoming events!
While we are very happy to be bringing these events to our community, we’re still working out a few kinks, so stay tuned to our blog and newsletter for the most up-to-date event information. For example, we’ve got a few changes from last week’s blog that we’ve highlighted here.
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Okay, now, onto events and news!
New Fall Hours – ABSW will be closing at 5PM on Sundays now.
New Spinning Yarns Day and Time – Spinning Yarns is now on Mondays at 7PM. Join us for a crafty evening with audiobooks and more!
New Literary Genre Trivia Night – Literary Genre Trivia Night will be happening on the second Wednesday of every month. Our next Genre Trivia Night is “Heeere’s Horror!” for October. Join us on October 8th, from 7-8PM. The best score of the night wins a $10 gift certificate.
Our next scheduled event is on Saturday, September 20, from 3-5PM, ABSW is hosting Matt Herring, who is sharing his Doctor Who Fan Guidebook. Matt “Matman” Herring, half the team of the popular Secret Identity Podcast, has published a fan guidebook, The Unofficial Doctor Who Companion, and will be at the bookstore celebrating our favorite programme! Check out the special interview with Matman going up this Friday on the blog!
Then on Friday, September 26, from 7-8:30 PM, Worcester Storytellers returns to ABSW. The featured reader is TBA (watch the ABSW calendar and Facebook for more info), but there’s also the regular open mic for the evening.
After that, on Saturday, September 27, from 2-4PM, author Brian McKeown will be here for a talk about the research and inspiration behind his book, Hannah’s Left Hook.
Finally, closing out the month of September, on Sunday, September 28, from 2-4PM we’re hosting the popular panel Journey into an Author’s Imagination with authors Stacy Juba and Amanda Torrey. Stacy is known for writing her “characters at the crossroads” stories and Amanda writes uplifting YA stories full of growth and discovery. Watch the blog for interviews with Stacy and Amanda going up on our Author Spotlight Fridays, too!
And so you can plan ahead, here’s a brief look at what to expect in October and November:
October 8, Wednesday, 7-8 PM
Genre Trivia Night: Here’s Horror!
October 10, Friday, 7-9 PM
Claudia Dillaire, Egyptian Magick facts and novels.
UPDATED TIMES: October 13, Monday, 2-5 PM
UPDATED DESCRIPTION: Drop-in Crafts: Fall Foxes are Fantastic! Be prepared to make fox puppets, masks, and other foxy favorites. All ages invited; adults encouraged!
UPDATED: October 19, Sunday, 3-5 pm
NEW EVENT! Genre Trivia Reprise! We received requests to do a trivia event during weekends, too, so people could have a chance to travel, so we’re starting a special Genre Trivia Reprise. This one will return us to Strictly Science Fiction for the people who can’t make Wednesday nights. The best score of the event wins a $10 gift certificate to ABSW.
October 24, Friday, 7-8:30 PM
Worcester Storytellers featuring Jennifer Freed
October 25, Saturday, ALL DAY
Spoooooky Storytime: Halloween read-aloud for kids in the morning and afternoon; grown-up scares from local authors in the evening!
UPDATED: October 26, Sunday, Hours TBA
Caturday on Sunday! Panels and books dedicated to our cat loving friends. (We moved this to be closer to the actual Cat Appreciation Day on October 29. Meow!
November 8, Saturday, 10:30 AM – 4 PM
Writer’s Workshop: From writing to publishing – get advice from award-winning authors and editors. (Pre-registration is mandatory. Cost: $40 for attendance, $50 with critique.)
November 29, Saturday, ALL DAY
UPDATED INFORMATION: Small Business Saturday! “Put All Your Fears in One Basket!” Just because holiday shopping isn’t scary enough, The New England Horror Writers will descend on ABSW with readings to entertain you and awesome books to buy for your holiday shopping needs.
Hope you are all having a beautiful fall and new semester—and that we might see even more of you during some of our awesome new events! May your world be filled with wonderful words!