The Babble Book Club will be hosting author Richard Van Camp for the discussion of his novel and current Babble Book Club selection Godless But Loyal to Heaven on Friday June 28 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST. Richard Van Camp will join the conversation for one hour on our established babble thread to answer questions and receive comments.
Richard Van Camp is regarded by some writers as one of "the most memorable, significant and interesting indigenous voices of the late 20th and early 21st centuries," and Godless But Loyal to Heaven continues that remarkable reputation. In Godless But Loyal to Heaven, Van Camp weaves stories together that capture the contemporary realities of a fictionalized north and is also deeply rooted in traditional Native life.
As always in the Babble Book Club, we encourage new and seasoned readers to join in and discuss their thoughts and opinions about the novel on the thread while reading or they can wait for the final discussion to ask questions and leave comments. The advantage of our online book club is that readers can choose when and how they would like to interact with fellow readers in the forum: as an early bird with lots of opinions, a fly on the wall taking it all in, or a stickler for the conventional -- there is room for us all.
For those new to babble or the Babble Book Club, here are some easy steps and tips to get going:
1. To ask questions and submit comments, you must register as a rabble.ca user, which creates an account that allows access to babble. babble is rabble.ca's discussion board and online community where users can discuss ideas and opinions and signing up is free and easy! Any questions about babble can be answered or asked on this thread as well as the babble FAQ page.
2. The Babble Book Club sets up babble threads before our final discussion to allow for ongoing conversation -- check out our thread for Godless But Loyal to Heaven. A babble thread just means the 'page' where various babble users (babblers) can post their comments and questions. Babblers post in 'real-time' and can also quote other users, use emoticons or post links!
3. Our author discussion with Richard Van Camp will take place Friday June 28 2:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. PST in 'real-time'. The author will be present for one hour to answer questions and comments and more Babble Book Club members will be present as this time for a more interactive conversation. After the 'official discussion' the thread will remain open for readers to post questions and comments; however, they may not be responded to immediately!
So grab a copy of Godless But Loyal to Heaven from your local library, bookstore or Enfield & Wizenty and read along with the Babble Book Club and get ready for our conversation with Richard Van Camp!
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