Greetings to new and old subscribers! The photo you’re seeing is me from this past weekend’s Decatur Book Festival. I’m standing in the sales tent for Eagle Eye Books of Decatur about an hour before my talk to a crowd of 200. As fun as it was to see a huge pile of my books in one place, it was even nicer to see people buying ’em after my talk.
Recap of the Decatur Book Festival: For fun, I made a Storify recap of my experiences as a first-time author at the annual Decatur Book Festival, which draws 80,000 to 90,000 attendees to this eclectic town near Atlanta. You can find the recap at this link.
Washington Post Op-Ed: I give Washington Post online readers a taste of Faith Ed. in an op-ed that ran this week in the online opinion section called Post/Everything. Many things to assistant op-ed editor David Swerdlick for shepherding the piece through. The piece was just posted yesterday afternoon. Take a look, comment there if you’d like, share it widely, and let me know what you think, too. Find it here.
Events: Next up: Newtonville Books in Newton, Mass., at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 10.
For the full list of events, go to my website events page. I’m thrilled to give a talk at Newtonville, where I’ve often gone to hear other authors. I’m also jazzed about other upcoming events, one at Cary Library in Lexington featuring a discussion with interfaith clergy; a talk at Wellesley Books in Wellesley, Mass., with the Wellesley Middle School social studies coordinator; and a panel discussion on the debate over religion in the schools at the Boston Books Festival.
Religion scholar Mark Chancey on podcast about Bible courses: SMU professor Mark Chancey, who will be on a panel with me in Dallas this April, talks about religion in the schools, Bible courses, and more in a wide-ranging discussion on the Impolite Conversation podcast, broadcast Sept. 1.
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