Wordstock 2009 is right around the corner, and we need stage managers and stage assistants!
Stage managers and assistants are in the center of it all. They greet and assist authors before their readings; help with stage logistics; and run the stage computer. Plus, they have the added benefit of getting to listen to author readings for free!
Stage experience is not required for these positions (we provide training); however, if you have been a stage manager or assistant before or have previous experience working with sound equipment, we would love for you to volunteer for either of these positions.
(Please note, the stage manager position requires you to volunteer all day and attend a mandatory training session a week prior to the event.)
If you are interested in either of these volunteer opportunities, click on the following link to fill out the volunteer application form. (You can also access the form through Wordstock’s website. Click on the “Get Involved” tab on the right of the hompage, and then click on the “Volunteer Signup” tab on the left-hand side of the page.)
Please direct questions to the volunteer coordinators at email@example.com.
It seems the folks at First Books have an excellent idea going. They are running the 2009 edition of, “What Book got you Hooked?” An exciting question as the answer says so much about a person. But not only does this program ask the question, but it asks for you to vote for a state that will receive 50,000 new books from First Books.
Directly from their website:
“What Book Got You Hooked?” invites readers everywhere to celebrate unforgettable books from childhood and help provide new books to the children who need them most. First Book asks visitors to share the memory of the books that made them readers and then vote for the state to receive 50,000 new books from First Book, helping to get more kids hooked on reading.
Past winners include Oklahoma in 2007 and Kentucky in 2008, with each state receiving 50,000 new books for children in need.
Join us this year in sharing the joy of great books with kids who need them most.”
Speaking of the book that hooked you. I’ve been hearing a lot of anecdotes of kids that wouldn’t read books until the Twilight or Harry Potter series, that now enjoy reading all kinds of books.
Anyone have a similar story?
Did we mention we will have a lot of Young Adult Authors at Wordstock this year?