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The Literary Community Unites To Promote A National Day of Reading
11/12/2009 12:02:48 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Earlier this year, ABC News reported that over 30 million Americans ages 16 and up were unable to read or write well. This proves what many have said for some time: Illiteracy is an epidemic that is spreading daily, claiming victims of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

Shadow Play Entertainment, Conversations Book Club, The Write Stuff Literacy Campaign and their literary partners are excited to announce a historic event geared towards sharing the gift of reading and books across the United States under a show of united support in each state. On Saturday, November 21, 2009 between the hours of 10-6p.m., The Write Stuff founder and host Cyrus A. Webb (see is working with others in scheduling Reading Parties (see ) throughout the country in all 50 states geared towards 1) speaking in one voice in support of encouraging reading, 2) supporting local authors and their books and 3) providing a positive outlet that is sometimes overlooked with all the chaos going on in the world around us.

Whether it is a booksigning, literary meet and greet with book lovers or a just sharing passages from your favorite boks, each Reading Party will be designed for that particular area by that particular area. Webb and his supporters will only act as a means to promote the event and help strategize where their is a need for assistance. During the time frame selected by each Reading Party, there will be booksignings, book discussions or whatever seems appropriate to that host. Those participating will be listed online at identified by their state along with what type of event they are hosting as well as the time of their event. All Reading Parties are free to the public.

Webb is also excited to announce that this will be one of two events going on that day that is eligible for The Guinness Book of World Records. The second event will be to bring 200 authors (self-published or otherwise) to Mississippi for a booksigning/rally for literacy.

If you are in a position to do so, The Write Stuff Literacy Campaign is asking that you bring a new or used book to the event you attend. Book donations will benefit CityKids Foundation, Common Ground Foundation, Everybody Wins, Reading Tree, Adele's Literacy Library and NEA's "Read Across America".

Have questions about this National Day of Reading? Are you an author, book lover, book club or entertainer that would like to coordinate an event in connection with our historic literary event? Contact Cyrus A. Webb at or 601.896.5616.

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More Blogs by Cyrus Webb
•  The Literary Community Unites To Promote A National Day of Reading - Thursday, November 12, 2009  
• U. K. Filmmaker Supports America's 1st Literary Reality Show - Friday, May 01, 2009
• Cast of America's first literary reality show ready to prove they have The Write Stuff - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Upcoming Reality Show Promotes Reading, Offers Assistance to Aspiring Writers - Saturday, February 21, 2009
• New Reality Show Gives The Gift of A Book Deal and $16,000 in Prizes - Thursday, December 25, 2008
• Poprah from I WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDY on Conversations LIVE today ---- Tues. Sept. 16th at 5p.m. CST - Tuesday, September 16, 2008
• How we can support Dr. King's dream and not Obama - Wednesday, August 27, 2008
• I interview Bestselling author John Saul today at 12p.m. CST - Monday, August 18, 2008
• Universal recording artist Josh Gates headlines Mississippi event--- Sat. June 28, 2008 - Wednesday, June 11, 2008
• BeBop Record Stores buy into Jacki-o's "Gangsta" - Friday, March 21, 2008
• My recent visit to a Rankin County Book club - Wednesday, June 13, 2007
• Conversations Book Club explores the life and work of Bestselling author V. C. Andrews - Tuesday, May 29, 2007
• C. A. Webb presents SUBWAY CONVERSATIONS - Friday, May 25, 2007
• The Return of Cyrus Webb - Tuesday, May 01, 2007
• Why I welcome Controversy - Tuesday, March 20, 2007
• Donate TODAY to help C. A. Webb's "READ MY LIPS" Literacy Project! - Tuesday, December 19, 2006
• Thankful for the support - Thursday, December 07, 2006
• New artwork. New writings. New book. Looking forward to a new year - Saturday, November 25, 2006
• The New Phase of My Metamorphosis - Sunday, May 14, 2006
• The Changes of Time - Tuesday, April 11, 2006
• the lives of C. A. Webb - Wednesday, August 24, 2005
• THE TRUTH: how life imitates my art - Saturday, June 04, 2005
• The new metamorphosis of C. A. Webb - Monday, March 28, 2005
• the metamorphosis of C. A. Webb - Saturday, December 18, 2004
• Thinking Global, Shopping Local - Tuesday, July 27, 2004
• C. A. Webb's feedback to Bill O'Reilly Makes Television Program - Wednesday, June 16, 2004
• C. A. Webb, Inc. work to help Building Bridges. - Sunday, May 30, 2004
• the METAMORPHOSIS continues in me - Sunday, May 16, 2004
• C. A. Webb plans another METAMORPHOSIS in New Orleans before his EMANCIPATION in May 2004 - Tuesday, May 11, 2004
• the metamorphosis project - Sunday, April 18, 2004
• website takes on new look with new capabilities - Sunday, February 29, 2004
• the METAMORPHOSIS tour - Friday, February 27, 2004
• My METAMORPHOSIS tour in April 2004 - Friday, February 27, 2004
• what a week! - Saturday, February 21, 2004
• Another Productive Day - Thursday, February 12, 2004
• three in one on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - Wednesday, February 11, 2004
• METAMORPHOSIS complete - Wednesday, February 11, 2004
• Again" is C. A. Webb's First Single from METAMORPHOSIS - Friday, February 06, 2004
• volunteering on public access - Thursday, January 29, 2004
• Dark Angel Gives in to Shadow Play - Saturday, January 24, 2004
• last art show and poetry reading of the year - Sunday, December 21, 2003
• today's activities - Wednesday, December 17, 2003
• C. A. Webb Enterprises becomes C. A. Webb, Inc. - Sunday, December 14, 2003
• presale of book MY VOICE: The Compilation - Wednesday, December 10, 2003
• the countdown begins... MY VOICE: The Compilation! - Friday, November 28, 2003

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