Book’d “The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out” Comes to NoHo!
The NoHo Arts District is one-square mile. That’s tiny compared to the size of L.A. But within these boundaries, NoHo has a ton of creative events happening on any given day. The literary arts are no exception and will have a larger presence in the neighborhood with a new event called Book’d on Thursday, April 28 from 8-9:30PM at Lonny Chapman Theatre.
Book’d “The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out” is presented by Liz D Publicity & Promotions and is a quarterly bookish social gathering that treats book lovers to an evening of author readings, giveaways and a catered mingling reception. After spending three seasons at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, Book’d is now held at The Group Rep/Lonny Chapman in NoHo.
Book’d features six authors who read excerpts from their published (and self-published) novels. Mystery, romance and YA (young adult) are mainstays of the program, but other genres are also added, such as horror, women’s fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, etc. If a Book’d event is following a particular theme or celebrating a holiday, then a non-fiction author might be asked to join the lineup.
Our event’s giveaways are consistently awesome. The Early Bird Catches the Bookworm, Book’d Lovers Gift Basket and Book’d BONUS giveaways include bookish items provided by a variety of artisans and shop owners who offer literary-inspired beauty products, clothing, coloring books, candles, jewelry and the like. And, one lucky winner is sent home with a bundle of books from the participating authors.
At the conclusion of each Book’d, authors and readers chat and enjoy complimentary desserts and savory snacks by Burbank caterer Selena Chan.
Book’d authors – photo by Ellen Byron
WHEN: Thursday, April 28 from 8-9:30PM
WHERE: Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA91601
TICKETS: $10 Online
Meet Liz Donatelli, the creator of Book’d.
Who will be at this month’s Book’d?
I’m very excited for the upcoming Book’d on April 28th. There will be author readings by: Dee J. Adams, romantic suspense author of Always Dangerous (Adrenaline Highs, #6), Jennifer Brody, debut author of YA sci-fi novel The 13th Continuum, Ara Grigorian, award-winning author of new adult sports romance Game of Love, Nancy Cole Silverman, soft-boiled mystery author of Beyond A Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery, #2), Amy Spalding, contemporary YA author of The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions), and April White, author of urban fantasy-time travel novel Waging War (The Immortal Descendants, #4).
Why did you create Book’d?
Book’d was created to bring authors and readers together by combining the casual vibe of book club with the literary tradition of live author readings.
I was inspired by my book clubbing days. As a book club leader, I would coordinate events with the local authors whose books we had read. Festivities included group book discussions, readings, book signings, Q&A sessions, book giveaways and dessert.
They were lots of fun and well-attended. Unfortunately, I was hard-pressed to find similar events in the Los Angeles area. So, after starting Liz D Publicity & Promotions, I decided to use my resources to launch Book’d in Burbank lit event in 2013. Book’d in Burbank was renamed Book’d after we decided to stay in NoHo.
What’s your background?
As Liz D’s Book Publicity & Literary Events Director, I curate Book’d’s author lineup and sponsors, promote upcoming events and serve as the host/emcee. In addition to running Book’d, I also work with authors on book publicity campaigns and serve as vice president of the Los Angeles Chapter of Women’s National Book Association.
Anything else you’d like to highlight?
Books are not sold at Book’d. The event was created to bring authors and readers together in a relaxed environment without the pressure of on-site book sales.
VIP comp tickets are available to librarians, publishers, book bloggers and book reviewers. To make a VIP reservation, contact Book’d via www.bookdevent.com.
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