ACL Meeting Friday, January 9, 2015: Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members! Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, January 9, 2015, from 9am-1pm at the Oakland Main Library. We will have our usual Book Reviewing and a discussion of Distinguished Books, as well as a professional development session. For more information, see: http://www.bayviews.org/calendar.html#meetings.
The 2014 Finalists for the Cybils Announced: http://www.cybils.com/2015/01/the-2014-finalists.html . The 2014 finalists for the Cybils, which are the Children and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards, were announced on January 1, 2015. Along with various book categories such as poetry and speculative fiction, they also award book apps. Check their website for the full list of finalists.
Bay Area Book Festival Announced: http://www.baybookfest.org/home/ . June 6-7, 2015 is the date for the upcoming Bay Area Book Festival, to be held at UC Berkeley. There will also be a street fair and children’s arena as part of the festival. They anticipate more than 150 authors will be presenting at the event. Check their website for updates as the date approaches.