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Special Events — 2010

The highly anticipated National Reading Group Month Signature Event to be held in Nashville at the Nashville Public Library Downtown on Saturday, October 9 (breakfast, 9-11 a.m.; book-signing, 11-11:30 a.m.) highlights popular authors Melanie Benjamin (Alice I Have Been, Delacorte/RH), Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Wm Morrow/HC), Sena Jeter Naslund (Adam & Eve, Wm Morrow/HC), Helen Simonson (Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Random House), and Lee Smith (Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, Algonquin Books). In a return engagement, Nashville Public Radio WPLN All Things Considered host Nina Cardona will emcee the panel-program. For a second year in a row, the "breakfast with authors" is an official part of the Southern Festival of Books, and is co-sponsored by the Nashville Public Library and Davis-Kidd Nashville.

Special thanks goes to WNBA-Nashville past president and NRGM local coordinator Lee Fairbend (community volunteer) and her NRGM committee members — Pat Ballard (community volunteer, author), Nina Cardona (Nashville Public Radio WPLN), Kathleen Dietz (Thomas Nelson), Tamara Ellenberger (community volunteer, writer), Phyllis Frank (community volunteer), Serenity Gerbman (Humanities Tennessee, Southern Festival of Books), Dwonna Goldstone (Austin Peay State Univ.), Stephanie Koehler (Nashville Public Library), Sheri Schmucker (Studio 29*13), Kathy Schultenover (Davis-Kidd Nashville), Joanne Slaughter (community volunteer, freelance editor) and Katie Sulkowski (Nashville Arts Magazine) — for their spirited enthusiasm and vast energy.

NRGM Signature Event 2009 Invitation (PDF)

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