events

We’ve come up with what we think are some exciting events, but if you have a fun idea for our hello again books community, talk to us while you’re in the store or send an email to helloagainbooks@gmail.com. We’re open to suggestions!

 

For example, if you’re looking for a place that isn’t your living room to hold your book club, we’re the ideal location. We offer beer, wine, coffee, tea, desserts, pastries, and other snacks in a comfortable environment so you don’t have to clean your house. It’s a win-win.

One thing, before we get into the specifics: these events may change as we get to know you better, so we recommend you check us out on social media or give us a call if you're thinking of coming in! 

Let's talk events:

Mondays: Closed (sad face)

1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month: Creative writing workshop (6:30pm). Let's get writing! Maybe you love to write but just haven't been able to find the time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). Maybe you need a good ole' writing assignment to get you started? Well, this is the group for you! Show up, talk about your writing goals, share your work, and if you want it, receive constructive feedback and friendly critiques to support your creative endeavors! AND THEN we can prepare for... brace yourselves... are you sitting down?.... NaNoWriMo!!! If you don't know what this is, you need to know! Page down for more info!

LAST Wednesday of every month: Book Club (6:30pm). We host our own book club every month and invite readers to join us for a lively discussion about the book and anything else that might come up! Also, if you want to use our space as your book club locale, send an email to helloagainbooks@gmail.com.

Fridays: LGBTQ+ social (6pm-8pm). Hang out, play a card game, enjoy a beverage, and if you so choose, meet some people! We love to play cards, so maybe you're in for a game of gin rummy or another card game? Let's do that! Basically, we're open to ideas. 

Saturdays (almost every Saturday, 1pm): Author events. Enjoy writing from your local authors! They'll talk about their writing process, their book, and how they got it published. Most authors stay for questions and provide copies of their book to sell at the event!

Upcoming Author Events:

  • December 5th, 1pm: Thomas J. Dominick, “Dad’s Stories and Other Tales of Balderdash”
     

  • December 12th, 1pm: Tony Perez,  “Delta Mission”
     

  • January 9th, 1pm: Javone “Dr. Love” Jones, “Level Up: How to Start Living Your Best Life Now”
     

  • January 16th, 1pm: Thomas Belisle, “Raptor Bloom”
     

  • January 23rd, 1pm: Jessica Broyles, "The Nested Charmer"

 

Saturdays (twice a month; 3:30-4pm): little readers book club. Do you have an avid reader aged 8-11 years old on your hands? Interested? Contact janelle.grant@gmail.com. Participation is limited due to COVID-19.

Saturdays: Open mic celebrating spoken word/storytelling/poetry (6:30pm). Come in and share your work and let's all celebrate creativity in our very own community! We have a small stage designed for this very purpose. Everyone will get a turn as long as we have the time, otherwise, we'll have everyone draw for spots.

Sundays: Sit & Knit (11am-5pm). Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint, or yarn-spinning and enjoy our space while crafting with other like-minded peeps. Might be the perfect time to find a new pattern and make a crafty friend or two! 

Coming soon! Children's Storytime. A lovely member of our community will read books to the little ones who want to hear it!

 

Other hello again books events:

  • Storytelling

  • Scrabble club

  • Crossword challenge

  • Theme nights, RE: Harry Potter birthday celebration, Jane Austen lovers unite, and other literary-themed events

  • Viewing parties for movies based on books

  • Current events

  • Creative writing groups

  • Resume assistance events

  • Homework & study groups

  • Events we haven't even thought of yet! Maybe you have some ideas? Let us know! We're here for YOU!

 

For exact dates and times for all events follow us on Facebook or Instagram. If you’re not social media savvy/friendly, come to the store and check out our event board in the store!

More on NaNoWriMo

Yes! We're talking about the National Novel Writing Month event, which takes place every November. Basically, you commit to writing a certain number of words every day so that at the end of November you have a complete first draft of a 50,000-word novel. A NOVEL that YOU wrote.

 

Have you been thinking about writing a book? THIS is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and be a part of a community of writers who can support you through this journey. There are events throughout the year to get writers writing... so join in anytime!

 

Honestly, we've been thinking about doing this for years, but have never made the time or the commitment. You know what: there's no time like the present! Let's get started, so when we hit November we are a small but supportive group of writers ready to join the thousands of others around the world who accept the challenge of writing a novel in a month!

 

Interested? Send an email to helloagainbooks@gmail.com or send us a message on FB or Instagram. 

Want more information on NaNoWriMo? Check it out here

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