Signings & sightings: events.
Zadie Smith, author of On Beauty and White Teeth, will be among the nine featured authors for the third season of Eat, Drink & Be Literary: Dinner and a Reading series in BAMcafe, presented by the National Book Awards and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Her session is April 18. The events begin at 6:30 P.M. with live music, wine and a buffet dinner, followed by a reading and discussion. Tickets are $45 per event. For more information, visit www.bam.org, or call BAM Ticket Services 718-636-4100.
The Romance Slam Jam 2007 will be March 15-18 in Miami Beach, hosted by the Inner Elevation from the Written Word (IEWW) Book Club. The theme is "Romance Reading from the Beach to the Bay." The host author is Marcia King-Gamble, (latest book: All About Me, Harlequin, January 2007.) Regular registration fee: $225. Deadline: January 20. Late registration $250. Deadline: February 28. For details and registration, visit http://www.theromanceslamjarn .com/
Best-selling author Cad Weber will be visiting 18 states and 24 cities to sign 7,000 copies of his new book, The First Lady (Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing,2007), beginning January 2. Visit www.kensingtonbooks.com for dates and locations.
An International Symposium on Langston Hughes will take place during the three-day International Conference on the 20th-Century American Poetry on the campus of Central China Normal University, mid-July 2007. The symposium will include a ceremony to commemorate Hughes on the 40th anniversary of his death. For more information on the symposium, contact Luo Lianggong, professor of English, assistant editor-in-chief, Foreign Literature Studies, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China, Phone/Fax: 86-27-6786 6042 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details will also be posted to a Web site, http://www.flschina.net/, which was under construction at BIBR's presstime.
By Angela P. Dodson: E-mail your news to angela4bibr@aolcom