Girlfriend Weekend- “The Greatest Book Show on Earth”

Girlfriend Weekend- “The Greatest Book Show on Earth”

JEFFERSON- January 12-15 will mark the 12th anniversary of Girlfriend Weekend at Beauty and the Book, the only hair salon and book store in the world, in historic Jefferson. Readers, educators, writers and authors from all over the United States will converge on the tiny town of Jefferson this January for the “Greatest Book Show on Earth.”

Last year, approximately 400 people attended Girlfriend’s Weekend in East Texas to hear 72 authors offer their unique perspective as writers and explain how their books got published. They spoke to groups about what exactly inspires them to write and other projects in the works. This 2012 keynote will be delivered by Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil author John Berendt.

The mastermind behind Girlfriend Weekend and owner of Beauty and the Book is Kathy Patrick. Patrick is also the founder of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club. There are now 500 chapters of her reading club throughout the United States.  Patrick has been dubbed the “Oprah of the Pineywoods” due to her hefty clout.

Thursday, January 12, Girlfriend Weekend officially begins an author extravaganza. This book show features more than 50 authors as well as panels, a “Pretty in Pink” Prom Party and luncheon. On the last night of Girldriend’s Weekend, everyone will get all gussied up for a banquet called The Great Big Ball of Hair, and the authors who’ve spent the weekend speaking behind podiums get to don aprons and act as waitstaff.

If you love reading and or writing, or if you are working on your own book, make plans to visit Jefferson January 12-15 and connect with others who are working towards becoming a published author and learn from others who have achieved their goals. For more information about Girlfriend’s Weekend log on to the official Beauty and the Book website- or call (903)665-7520.

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