Books in Bloom scheduled for May 20

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

On Sunday, May 20, Books in

Bloom will have its 13th annual

celebration of books, the people

who write them and the people who

read them. From noon to 5 p.m., the

gardens of the Crescent Hotel in

Eureka Springs will sport festive

tents filled with accomplished writers

and their books. A giant Writers

Tent will offer ongoing readings,

while in the Conservatory, this

year's slate of best-selling authors

will offer insights into the writing

life and speak about their motivations

and careers in publishing.

Whether you're an avid reader,

an aspiring writer, or just enjoy

listening to interesting speakers,

Books in Bloom offers an afternoon

that is sure to entertain and

enlighten. A project of the Carroll

and Madison Public Library

Foundation, Books in Bloom has

earned a nationwide reputation for

presenting some of today's most

dynamic authors in a relaxed, garden-

party atmosphere. Best of all,

there is no charge. The festival is

made possible by the generous underwriting

of the Crescent Hotel

and Spa, as well as contributions

from a variety of businesses, organizations

and individuals.

This year's featured speakers

include Lisa See, who through her

many novels illustrates the strong

bonds between women, romantic

love and love of country; Marcus

Sakey, whose thrillers have

been adapted to film and Deborah

Crombie, “The Master of Modern

British Mystery.”

The Writers Tent will offer a

variety of authors and subjects,

ensuring there will be something

for every taste, including romance,

mystery, novels that highlight social

justice issues. Authors include

Martin Philip, Northwest Arkansas

native now head baker at King Arthur

Flour, who tells of his journey

in his new book along with sharing

recipes. Do you enjoy listening to

recorded books? You may recognize

Susan Ericksen, narrator of

more than 500 audio books, who

will talk about the joys and challenges

of giving voice to a host of

characters.

In all, 13 authors will grace

Books in Bloom this year. Author

announcements may be found

at BooksinBloom.org.

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