The carnival came to the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue this past weekend, well at least it seemed like a carnival. We had our first run with a new young adult author program called BOOKED (Girls Rock edition). How do I explain BOOKED? Well, take your traditional author reading and signing, combine it with a talk show format, mix in a bit of game show, roll the dice, and you get BOOKED. Our premiere event Girls Rock consisted of three YA Colorado Authors: Denise Vega (my co-conspirator) Lynda Sandoval, and Terri Clark. Each author came ready and willing (well, that might be a slight exaggeration) to play. After the formalities of introducing the authors to the audience, it was game time. Using a set of giant dice, audience members volunteered, or were just plain picked, to choose an author and roll the dice. Die #1: fact, fiction, read, roll again, author asks, wild card. Die #2: pig-latin, flap arms like chicken, drama, round trip, beard, blindfolded. I can't rember the exact order of things, but highlights included: Denise Vega, and daughter both sporting a fake beard while asking and answering the question, Terri Clark answering questions blindfolded with a superman tie, and Lynda Sandoval doing a professional book reading in good old pig- latin. Each author brought items to raffle off, munchies to eat, music and printouts of their playlists. Everybody, authors, audience and staff just had a ton of fun. I can't wait to do this again.
Beth, in Marketing