Explore the World of Audiobook Friendly Literary Events

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, September 17, 2020


A phenomenal side effect of the ongoing pandemic era retrofitting of planned events is the huge increase of opportunities we all have to meet authors, narrators, readers, and others around the world in programs that, previously, would have been limited to one specific geographic location, entry fees, and other barriers.


Among some of these pandemic era events of particular interest to SYNC participants and fans are large-scale ones that have taken place, or will take place, at national literary events in a variety of countries. This year you, too, can attend the Library of Congress-hosted National Book Festival! Among the dozens of authors presenting are some you’ll recognize from SYNC titles of past seasons, including M. T. Anderson and Veronica Chambers. There are others we know you’ve “met” in books and audiobooks beyond your SYNC collections, including Jason Reynolds and Nic Stone. Browse the program now and get set for September 25-27.

You can also view the archived events of programs that happened in the past few weeks. Audience questions are closed for these, of course. However, what has been asked may spark ideas for what to listen for—and ask questions about—of authors you hear in future. whether in our currently virtual event world or when you have the opportunity to attend an author program in person.

Check out The Black Flamingo author Dean Atta and George Lester, author of Boy Queen, in conversation about their teen books, at an event hosted last month at the virtual Edinburgh International Book Festival as a starting point for exploring the riches we are enjoying from all this online literary event sharing.

Would you want to host an event open to a world of readers and listeners? Now might be the time!

Category : Literacy

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