Bethel's Byrd's Books host a special evening of shared writing on line, June 16

Continuing its role as a community hub for sharing words and ideas, Bethel’s Byrd’s Books and its owner Alice Hutchinson will host its 2nd Zoom In event on Tuesday, June 16th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The online gathering is a unique chance to write with Newbery honoree Gail Carson Levine, the author of young adult bestsellers, Ella Enchanted and The Two Princesses of Bamarre. 

For students, adults, and enthusiastic bibliophiles, this special get-together, during which Gail will provide a writing prompt for attendees to prepare something short to share, will include a discussion about Gail’s writing process led by another favorite Byrd’s Books author, Karen Romano Young. Gail will also share how she came to write her newest book, A Ceiling Made of Eggshells. Of course, questions will be welcomed. 

In A Ceiling Made of Eggshells, set during the expulsion of Jews from Spain, Gail Carson Levine tells a compassionate story about a young Jewish girl full of heart who must play her own role in her people’s epic history, no matter the sacrifice. To register, receive the Zoom link, and purchase your copy of Gail’s new arrival, go to  https://conta.cc/30kJsts

Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for both Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, as well as a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The WishThe Two Princesses of BamarreA Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, as well as the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State. Karen Romano Young is a writer, illustrator, and science journalist. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and her new dog, Eleanor.

Though Byrd's Books  is closed to browsing, the shop is currently available by phone and offers curbside pick up from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Additionally, the bookstore has unlocked the front door for touch-free pick-up and payment of your purchases or books can be shipped directly to your home. Byrd's Books is located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, adjacent to The Toy Room and the nearby landmarked Opera House, across the street from the Bethel Public Library. To answer questions and get suggestions on the latest books to read, call (203) 730 BYRD (2973) or visit ByrdsBooks.com


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