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Store Bits: Meet My Book restart special

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

This coming Sunday, October 19th, marks the reboot of our Meet My Book program, where local authors can present their book – whether it’s a brand-new title, a self-published book, or an almost-finished manuscript.

This Sunday’s event has already garnered quite a bit of local buzz.  It was mentioned on Monday’s What’s Up Amsterdam podcast, and presenter (and Meet My Book-veteran!) Claudio Tapia is part of the Amsterdam Writer’s Platform, which will feature author interviews on SoDamLocal, part of Broadcast Amsterdam’s programs on Salto TV.

If you think you would like to be a part of Meet My Book, click here to download the application form and to find other ways to promote your book at ABC.

If you want to stay informed of future Meet My Book events, sign up for our monthly Events Mailing or keep an eye out on our Upcoming Events page.

And now, without further ado, meet our Meet My Book authors – before you hear from and speak to them yourself this Sunday, of course!

Marie Phillips is a British author who is currently based in Amsterdam.  She’s written one bestseller already, Gods Behaving Badly, and this Sunday will present her new book The Table of Less-Valued Knights (read the Guardian’s glowing review here).  She will also be introducing the Book Swap to ABC and the Netherlands on October 25th (and do a book signing afterwards).

Floris Kleijne is the first ever Dutchman to qualify for membership of the SFWA.  He’s been writing for as long as he can remember, and won the Writers of the Future contest in 2004.  It’s safe to say he’s one of the trailblazers of Dutch SF writers in English!  He will read a new short story from his new, EBM-published collection, Mashup, this Sunday.

David Swatling is quite special to the ABC Blog.  He is a long-time You Reviewer, and I’ve been following the progress of his debut, Calvin’s Head, from manuscript to publishing contract to actual finished book with so much excitement!  Congratulations, David!  Please enjoy the book trailer below, and if you want to find out more about David and his debut, read the interview that thriller festival The Big Thrill had with him this past summer.

Events in September

Friday, August 30th, 2013

You can receive this information in your mailbox every month, simply by subscribing to our Events Mailing. Be sure to check the Upcoming Events regularly, too, for late additions.

If you are interested in renting space for a workshop, launch or other event, please mail treehouse@abc.nl for the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam, or treehut@abc.nl for the ABC Treehut in The Hague.

At or in cooperation with ABC

Book Signings:

One-Off Events/Workshops/Clubs/etc.:

Ongoing Events/Workshops/Clubs/Etc.:

ABC in the Wild:

Exhibitions:

Elsewhere:

Events in August

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

You can receive this information in your mailbox every month, simply by subscribing to our Events Mailing. Be sure to check the Upcoming Events regularly, too, for late additions.

If you are interested in renting space for a workshop, launch or other event, please mail treehouse@abc.nl for the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam, or treehut@abc.nl for the ABC Treehut in The Hague.

At or in cooperation with ABC

Book Signings:

One-Off Events/Workshops/Clubs/etc.:

Ongoing Events/Workshops/Clubs/Etc.:

Exhibitions:

Elsewhere:

Events in July

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

You can receive this information in your mailbox every month, simply by subscribing to our Events Mailing. Be sure to check the Upcoming Events regularly, too, for late additions.

If you are interested in renting space for a workshop, launch or other event, please mail treehouse@abc.nl for the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam, or treehut@abc.nl for the ABC Treehut in The Hague.

At or in cooperation with ABC

Book Signings:

  • July 14th: Book signing and meet and greet with Rembrandt author and artist Typex (Amsterdam)

One-Off Events/Workshops/Clubs/etc.:

Ongoing Events/Workshops/Clubs/Etc.:

Exhibitions:

Elsewhere:

The Adventures Of Super Lorelei by Barbara Rogoski

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

On Saturday, March 23rd, Barbara Ragoski will launch her book The Adventures of Super Lorelei, The Little Superhero with the Really Big Mission at the ABC Treehut in The Hague, from 12 – 14 hrs.

Entrance is € 3,- or free if you present a copy of the book + your ABC receipt for it at the door of the ABC Treehut.

About the book:

The Adventures of Super Lorelei, The Little Superhero with the Really Big Mission, is the first in a series of storybooks that follow the life of a remarkable teenage girl named Lorelei. She and her faithful dog Maxx come to Earth from the planet Harmonia with a secret mission: to help the people of Earth to find more peace, equality, acceptance and justice for all people – regardless of their sexual orientation or their difference. Lorelei is the first fictional superhero for children who happens to be gay. She stands up for gay rights and human rights and gives a clear message that bullying is not OK. Her life on Harmonia is described, why she was chosen for this important mission, her amazing superpowers and the special gadgets she will use on her mission to Earth. The book is designed for easy reading and to be a tool to start a dialogue for parents with their children, teachers with their students, and for socially-minded people to support its message. Super Lorelei is a new lesbian role model and an example of a noble champion for peace and justice. A little storybook with a really big message: Everyone has the right to live and love in peace!

About the author:

Barbara Rogoski is an American author, speaker, ordained minister and gay rights activist living outside of Amsterdam. She has written this book to draw attention to the violence and discrimination against LGBT people around the world and to create a gay superhero that children can look up to. Barbara came out of the closet at age 45 and began looking for lesbian role models in literature. She saw teenagers committing suicide because they were bullied or thrown out of their homes for telling their parents they were gay. Creating the character of Super Lorelei as role model and hero was Barbara’s way to create a tool to teach children about the need for tolerance, kindness and love for all people.

Barbara will do a short presentation called, “We Need More Heroes” about how she came to write the story of Super Lorelei and the messages she wants to draw attention to: the seriousness of bullying, teen suicides caused by bullying, reaching out to stop bullying, gay rights, human rights and the need for social justice. She will also discuss her plan to bring Super Lorelei into primary schools to give teachers a tool for dialogue to educate the young about these challenging issues. Barbara will then lead an open discussion about the book and its topics, and lastly will have a book signing for those who would like to buy the book.