Join me at the #ParkLit Hashtag Book Festival

I’m Bronwyn Mauldin, creator of GuerrillaReads. I’m delighted to announce that from September 5-18 I’ll be an artist in residence at Mesa Verde National Park.

That’s only a few weeks after the National Park Service turns 100 years old on August 25. To celebrate both events I’m organizing a one-day Hashtag Book Festival on Saturday, August 20 that brings together two of my favorite things in the world: parks and literature.Slide1

Everyone is invited, and anyone can participate. If you love parks and books, this festival is for you. Here’s how it works:

You post content to your favorite social media site related to literature and parks – especially national parks – with the hashtag #parklit. I’m aggregating everything on the #ParkLit Hashtag Book Festival page, and I’ll highlight the best contributions. For example, you could post

  • Books, stories, poems or  essays about parks
  • Reviews of books about parks
  • Selfies of you reading in a park
  • Pictures of family or  friends with their favorite books in a park
  • Vlogs of you talking about how books and parks fit into your life
  • Pictures of books about parks, in bookstores, libraries, at home and any other places

I’m especially looking for writers to post video or audio of yourself reading from your stories, poems and essays about parks, published or unpublished. Extra points if you record your reading in a national park.

Bookstores and libraries – post pictures of the sections where readers can find books about parks, or post reviews of books about parks by your staff.

For more details, check out my FAQs page. And please help me spread the word. The more people who participate, the better this festival will be!

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