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Holiday Open House and Great Wrapped Book Exchange
Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network Holiday Open House and Great Wrapped Book Exchange Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr., Ste. 106, Raleigh, NC Friday, December 7, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Following Book Club, we'll gather for lunch at Vivace at North Hills. RSVP HERE: http://meetup.com/wonderlandbookclub Come and meet the members of Wonderland Book Club while we enjoy egg nog and Christmas cookies. We'll celebrate the season with our 10th annual wrapped used book exchange and also talk about the 2019 book club author visits/book selections! 2019 is Wonderland's 11th year!

Center for Excellence

3803B Computer Dr, Suite 106 · Raleigh, NC

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    What we're about

    Celebrating 10 years, Wonderland Book Club has always been about getting members to read books they wouldn’t normally read. And more recently, Wonderland features the actual authors of the books we’re reading each month. We’re a very warm, accepting group—you don’t need to be a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network to join, nor do you need to be working on your next novel. But I think the number one reason we’re growing is because we’re easy to join and easy to find on the Internet. Through a web connection and a physical event, Meetup brings folks together who share a common interest. In fact, if I hadn’t made Wonderland a Meetup group nine years ago, we’d be long gone by now. Most book clubs that aren’t library or bookstore-related form from friendships, neighborhoods or clubs—there’s no county-wide book club directory and you need to be “in the know” to be invited. That’s what’s so neat about Wonderland Book Club: newcomers to the Triangle love it, it’s free and there’s no special code or association to join the fun!

    So what do our guest authors discuss for two hours from 10 a.m. to noon? Usually the first hour is taken up with the book discussion, the author reads a few passages and then in the last hour the floor is opened for the story behind the book. How was this book published and marketed? How long did the author take to write the book? Did the plot or characters come first? And the questions continue when we take the author to lunch.

    Want to join? It’s easy! Sign up as a free member at http://meetup.com/wonderlandbookclub so you know the details of our next meeting. We typically meet the last Friday of every month from 10 am to noon at the Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh, NC 27609. And if you don’t sign up beforehand, we want you to come anyway. I promise you our veteran members don’t bite and we love seeing new folks.

    Published authors! Interested in being our guest in 2019? Email Alice at avosborn@earthlink.net. All of our spots are now filled for 2018, but if you'd like to be considered for 2019 please email Alice your interest and a link to your author website as well as industry reviews as well as Amazon/Goodreads reviews.

    2018 Schedule

    October 26 Meet J. D. (Jorge) Cortese, The Sound of a Broken Chain, a novel

    November 16 Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (novel)

    December 7 NO author book, Holiday Open House, the Great Wrapped Book Exchange

    January 25 2019 Denise Heinze, Sally St. Johns

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