Bookworks conducts its virtual author events via Zoom meetings (as of 05/25/20). Attendees can RSVP to any Bookworks event by email to email@example.com. In response to your RSVP, a Bookworks confirmation email with meeting and informational links will register you for the event We do anticipate ticketing some events soon, where a book purchase will be required, but most virtual events are free to attend. We enthusiastically encourage you to buy the author's book or something else from Bookworks' website so that we can remain in business and continue our 35+ year old tradition of fine events.
For best results, authors doing events on Zoom and attendees to meetings should make their first login and update to the most recent version of Zoom, if needed, prior to the event. To get started, simply click on the Zoom link in the confirmation email, and you will be prompted to allow Zoom to access your camera and computer and to sign in with an email address. When the Zoom meeting starts, the Bookworks moderator and the author will be microphoned, and attendees will be muted during the author's presentation. Unless otherwise requested, participants are welcome to turn on their video. In cases where sound becomes an issue, video may need to be turned off by the moderator.
Presenters should sIgn in to the meeting 5-10 minutes early to check sound, make adjustments, and go over a final runof show with your Bookworks' moderator. Most event formats include a brief introduction from the Bookworks moderator at the beginning, the author talking about the book or reading for 30-40 minutes, and 15-20 minutes of question and answer and/or meet and greet wtih the author at the end. Format will vary from event to event, including poetry readings, author-audience live chats, panels, and in-conversation events. Depending on the size of the meeting, audience Q&A will be conducted either via chat or with the moderator calling upon the attendee and controlling the sound.
Find out more about each specific event during the event introduction, or send a chat message to the Bookworks moderator if you have a question during the event.