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#RRBC 2023 Calendar of Events – @RRBC_Org

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JANUARY:  

1 – New Year’s Day

1 – BOOKS OF THE MONTH Reveal

7 – Happy Birthday, CHARLES BREAKFIELD! Pick up a read by this author today!

9 – Happy Birthday, LINDA MIMS! Pick up a read by this author today!

14 – RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” Show @ 11 AM CT

16 – Martin Luther King Day

20 – Happy Birthday, JOHN J. FIORAVANTI!  Pick up a read by this author today!

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

21 – RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS” Show @ 11 AM CT

23 – Member of the Month Monday

30 – MONTHLY BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION @ 11 AM CT

31 – 2022 RAVE AWARDS Winners Announced (delayed due to NJ’s busy, busy schedule)

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FEBRUARY:

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

1 – BOOKS OF THE MONTH Reveal

3 – Registration opens for entry into the 2023 KCT INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARDS Contest

4- Happy Birthday, PHIL STEPHENS! Pick up a copy of one of his books today!

11 – RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” Show @ 11 AM CT

14 – Valentine’s Day

14 – Happy Birthday, LINNEA TANNER! Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

15 – BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION @ 12 PM CT

17 – Happy Birthday, Susanne Leist!

20 – TAG A GREAT READ Week begins – #TAG

20 – President’s Day

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

21 – #PUSHTUESDAY

22- RAVE WAVES “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” Show @ TBA

24 – TAG A GREAT READ Week ends – #TAG 😦 

25 – RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS” Show @ 11 AM CT

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MARCH:  (NO BOMS THIS MONTH – READ A SHORT STORY FROM THE RRBC CATALOG!)

#RRBC READ A SHORT STORY Month

1 – Early Bird Registration begins for our 8th Annual WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO (WC&BE)

2 – Read Across America Day

5 – “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR Blog Tour week begins

7 – Happy Birthday, YVETTE CALLEIRO! Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

8 – International Women’s Day

11 – RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” Show @ 11 AM CT

12 – Daylight Savings Time begins

16 – RAVE WAVES “BRING ON THE SPOTLIGHT” Show @ 11 AM CT

17 – St. Patty’s Day

20 – “SPOTLIGHT” Author – Monday/Support Day

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

22 – RAVE WAVES “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” Show @ TBA

25 – RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS” Show @ 11 AM CT

27 – MEMBER OF THE MONTH Monday

30 – “SPOTLIGHT” Author – On The Shelf Interview

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APRIL{NO HOT SEATS / NO SHOWS}

THERE WILL BE NO 90-DAY SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST THIS YEAR!

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

3 – Registration closes for entry into the 2023 KCT INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARDS Contest

3 – 9 – National Public Health Week

7 – Good Friday

9 – Easter

14 – Jan Hawke In Memory of…Day

14 – National Library Workers Day (Thank a librarian today!)

15 – Happy Birthday, KIM TAYLOR!

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory of… Day

22 – Earth Day

26 – Administrative Professionals Day

30 – Early Bird Registration ends for our 8th Annual WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO (WC&BE)

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MAY:

1 – Happy Birthday, NONNIE JULES! Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

5 – BOOKS OF THE MONTH Reveal

5 – Cinco De Mayo / Battle of Puebla

13 – RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” Show @ 11 AM CT

14 – Mother’s Day

16 – BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION @ 12 PM CT

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

22 – MEMBER OF THE MONTH Monday

22 – Victoria Day (Canada)

24 – RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS Day – #RAOK

26 – Happy Birthday, LISA KIRAZIAN!  Pick up a copy of her book today!

27 – RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS” Show @ 11 AM CT

29 – Memorial Day

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JUNE:

1 – BOOKS OF THE MONTH Reveal

2 – National Donut Day

4 – “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR Blog Tour week begins

8 – National Best Friends Day

10 – RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” Show @ 11 AM CT

17 – BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION @ 11 AM CT

18 – Father’s Day

19 – Juneteenth

19 – “SPOTLIGHT” Author – Monday/Support Day

20 – #PUSHTUESDAY

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

24 – RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS” Show @ TBA

28 -RAVE WAVES “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” Show @ TBA

29 – “SPOTLIGHT” Author – On The Shelf Interview

30 – Happy Birthday, JOHN PODLASKI! Pick up a copy of one of his books today!

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JULY: {NO BOM / NO SA / NO #PT}

1 – Canada Day

4 – Independence Day (4th of July)

12 – VIP Lounge Christmas in July Day #1

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13 – VIP Christmas in July Day #2

15 – Registration ends on our 8th Annual WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

22 – RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS” Show @ 12 PM CT

23 – Parents’ Day

24 – MEMBER OF THE MONTH Monday

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AUGUST:  {NO HOT SEATS}

14 – 20 – 8TH ANNUAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO WEEK – #WCBE! 

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

31 – PAY IT FORWARD Day – #PIF

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SEPTEMBER:

LEUKEMIA AWARENESS MONTH

1 – BOOKS OF THE MONTH Reveal

3 – “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR Blog Tour week begins

4 – Labor Day

9 – RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” Show @ 11 AM CT

10 – Grandparents Day

14 – RAVE WAVES “BRING ON THE SPOTLIGHT” Show @ 11 AM CT

15 – POW/MIA Recognition Day

18 – “SPOTLIGHT” Author – Monday/Support Day

20 – BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION @ 12 PM CT

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

23 – RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS” Show @ 11 AM CT

27 – RAVE WAVES “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” Show @ TBA

28 – Happy Birthday, HARRIET HODGSON!  Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

28 – “SPOTLIGHT” Author – On The Shelf Interview

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OCTOBER:

1 – BOOKS OF THE MONTH Reveal

2 – Registration opens on the 6th Annual Holiday Pop-Up Bookshop {PUBS}!

9 – Happy Birthday, P. T. L. PERRIN!  Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

9 – Happy Birthday, JOY M. LILLEY! Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

14 – RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” Show @ 11 AM CT

16 – National Boss’s Day

17 – #PUSHTUESDAY

18 – BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION @ 11 AM CT

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

25 – RAVE WAVES “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” Show @ TBA

28 – RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS” Show @ 11 AM CT

31 – Halloween

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NOVEMBER: {NO HOT SEATS} 

5 – Daylight Savings Time Ends

7 – Election Day (US)

8 – RAVE WAVES “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT” Show (tentative) @ TBA

11 – Veterans Day

15 – Nominations open for our 2023 RAVE AWARDS contest!

15 – FINAL Deadline to register for Holiday “POP-UP” Bookshop

19 – Happy Birthday, BETTE STEVENS!  Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

20 – Happy Birthday, WANDA FISCHER!  Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

21 – Kathryn C. Treat In Memory Of… Day

23 – Thanksgiving Day (US)

25 – Nominations close on the 2023 RAVE AWARDS Contest

28 – Happy Birthday, SHIRLEY HARRIS-SLAUGHTER! Pick up a copy of her book today!

SPECIAL NOTE:  The RRBC/RWISA offices will be closed 11/22 – 11/24/23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will resume normal business on 11/25/23.

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DECEMBER:  {NO HOT SEATS}

2 – Happy Birthday, ROX BURKEY!  Pick up a copy of one of her books today!

4 – Holiday “POP-UP” Bookshop opens (off-site virtual location)

7 – RAVE AWARDS voting begins @ the Holiday PUBS

13 – RAVE AWARDS voting ends at 11:59 PM CT

14 – RRBC CHRISTMAS PARTY:  12 – 1 PM CT via Zoom

15 – 2023 KCT ILA Winners are announced!

16 – Micro Read Contest Winner announced!

17 – Holiday “POP-UP” Bookshop closes at 11:59 PM CT 😦

17 – VIP Lounge 6 Days of Christmas/Secret Santa Begins!

21 – KATHRYN C. “TREAT YOURSELF TO A READ” Day

22- VIP Lounge 6 Days of Christmas/Secret Santa Ends 😦

24 – Christmas Eve!

25 – Merry Christmas!

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SPECIAL NOTE:  The RRBC/RWISA offices will be closed on 12/23 @ 1 PM CT thru  12/26/23 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.  We will resume normal business on 12/27/23.

One thought on “#RRBC 2023 Calendar of Events – @RRBC_Org”

  1. Wow! I’ll just refer back here each month. I’m feeling like a celebrity with all the support for my book release. Only in RRBC!

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