Movable Feast brings authors, readers together

  • Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 12:01 a.m.

WINSTON-SALEM — BOOKMARKS will host a Book Club Movable Feast on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at 3 p.m. The event will take place at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem.

Tickets include private, personalized tours of SECCA given by SECCA staff at 2 and 2:30 p.m. The Movable Feast will begin at 3 p.m. Each attendee will be assigned to a specific table. Authors will rotate tables every eight to 10 minutes, giving each table the chance to interact with more than 12 authors from all over the country. Books will be available for purchase, and attendees will have the opportunity to have books signed by the authors.

A few of the authors attending include:

• Susan Woodring is the author of two novels and a short story collection. Her newest novel, “Goliath,” was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012. “Goliath,” a story of loss and love, of forgiveness and letting go, is a lyrical swoon of a novel by an exceptionally talented newcomer. For more information, please visit

• Christopher Castellani lives in Boston and is the artistic director of a nonprofit creative writing center. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novels “A Kiss from Maddalena” and “The Saint of Lost Things.” His new novel, “All This Talk of Love,” is about sacrifice and hope, loss and love, myth and memory, and will be published in February. For more information, please visit

• Holly Goddard Jones is the author of the short story collection, “Girl Trouble.” Her work has appeared in “The Best American Mystery Stories,” “New Stories from the South” and many others. “The Next Time You See Me” is her first novel and has been called “astoundingly good” and “mesmerizing” by Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of “Gone Girl.” For more information, please visit

• Penelope Niven is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Carl Sandburg and Edward Steichen. She has been awarded an International Reading Association Prize, two honorary doctorates, three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the North Carolina Award in Literature. Her newest book, “Thornton Wilder: A Life,” was released in October from HarperCollins. For more information, please visit

Tickets for The Moveable Feast are on sale now at Tickets are $22 for BOOKMARKS members and $25 for non-members (attendees will receive a one-year membership to BOOKMARKS with the purchase of a ticket). Book clubs that wish to purchase a table for eight can do so at a discounted price of $160. Tickets include: admission to the Book Club Movable Feast, private tour of SECCA (2 & 2:30), light tea refreshments throughout the Movable Feast, chance to meet more than 12 authors from around the country, entry into drawings to win books and more from publishers.

BOOKMARKS is a literary organization based in Winston-Salem whose vision is to create a community of passionate readers. This is achieved through Triad-based author events, an Authors in Schools program throughout the year which reached 4,000 students in 2012, and the premier annual free book festival in North Carolina. The ninth annual book festival will be held on Sept. 7, 2013. Please visit for more information.

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