JK Rowling Webcast Talk at Bookworks

September 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Books, Events, Shopping

Yes, that J.K. Rowling! The Harry Potter author has now turned her talented hand at writing for adults, with her new book published tomorrow, September 27, called The Casual Vacancy.

But this post is to give you a heads-up to save the date for an exclusive (and free!) Bookworks event.
Bookworks hosts a J.K. Rowling webcast live from New York City at 6 pm on Tuesday October 16, 2012. That means the author will not be physically IN the Albuquerque store, of course, but as Bookworks is one of the few American bookstores selected to participate in Rowling’s webcast, the store can also submit questions to Ms Rowling for her to answer live during the broadcast. How cool is that?

J.K. Rowling will be talking about The Casual Vacancy with author Ann Patchett in New York.  Ann Patchett is a terrific author herself, with books including Bel Canto and (my favorite) Run. This is apparently Rowling’s only US author appearance. Maybe she wants to rush back to Hogwarts.

Seating is naturally limited within the store, and Bookworks recommends people arrive early for this free event, by about 5:45 pm for the 6 pm start. Personally, I’d suggest getting there a lot earlier. This event could be packed as it’s such a neat idea and a rare opportunity. While you’re waiting you can always browse the store.

Bookworks has copies of The Casual Vacancy available from publishing date September 27, but will also be selling the book during the JK Rowling podcast. I can’t wait to read it and find out if Rowling’s storytelling for adults is as great as her Harry Potter books.  I think I read every one of those page-turners in about two days flat.

Bookworks is located at 4022 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, next to Flying Star Cafe.

–Tania


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