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Posted: Monday, 22 April 2013 9:44PM

The Novelty of A Novel Tea



Books, Lunch, Talk – or BLT as it’s come to be known – started as a “novel” idea with a small group of just three regular members. Now, 15 years later, the group has grown to 25, sometimes more, and started a new literary effort, A Novel Tea.
The project was conceived when BLT (which became Friends of the Library) sought to host some new, exciting events featuring Kentucky authors they enjoyed reading.  Their initial thought was to invite these authors to Grayson County to speak to the group about their most recent releases.  With just a bit of tweaking, they decided to open it up to the public and called the event A Novel Tea.  The second in the series was recently held at The Centre on Main to a great turnout and featured writer Eddie Price and his War of 1812 saga, Widder’s Landing.

One of the really exciting offshoots of the program is its appearance in the annual Community Education publication “What Works”.  Each year Community Educators statewide submit a variety of “best” programs and practices, which are published and distributed for  Community Educators to get fresh, new ideas to adapt for their own programs.  This year, Community Education Director Angie Jones submitted her piece about the book club and the Novel Tea.  

In addition to sharing great ideas, submissions become part of a state wide competition each year, and the winner receives an award known in Community Ed circles as the 10 Star Award.  Grayson County Community Education was awarded the 10 Star Award this year for the entry about The Novel Tea and its beginnings with the BLT book club.  Now people across the state will be able to learn about this great local program and duplicate its success in their own communities.

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Locations : Grayson CountyKentucky
People : Angie JonesEddie Price
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