2022 Conference Panel Discussions

The 2022 conference gathers critics, editors, publishers, authors, and the literary community to discuss the crisis in book review. Day Eight is providing ASL interpreting for all panel discussions at the conference. If you have other accessibility needs, or questions, please email Admin <at> DayEight.org.

Do Book Reviews Matter

Tuesday February 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Join moderator Robert Bettmann and featuring critics, editors and publishers Sarah Marloff (Washington City Paper), Rose Solari (Alan Squire Publishing), Rob Brunner (Washingtonian), Regie Cabico (Capturing Fire), and Merrill Leffler (Dryad Press).

Eight DC Authors Discuss Reviews

Friday February 25, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Join authors Shilpi Malinowski, Alberto Roblest, Gregory Luce, Ellen Sazzman, Jenn Koiter, Jonathan Katz, and Daniel Barbiero — authors of recently published or immediately forthcoming books being reviewed as part of the conference activities — to discuss book reviews. This session occurs as part of the Friday night keynote session.

The State of Book Review

Saturday February 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Join moderator Jonetta Rose Barras and featuring critics, editors, and publishers Holly Smith (Washington Independent Review of Books), Norah Vawter (DC Trending), Chris Kain (The DC Line), Richard Peabody (Gargoyle) and Dan Brady (Barrelhouse.)

The Future of Book Reviewing

Saturday February 26, 2:15 – 3:15 pm

Join moderator Clare Mulroy and fellow featuring college paper editors Sarah Watson, Olivia Kozlevcar, and Lia DeGroot in discussion of the future of book reviews.

Why Book Reviews Matter

Saturday February 26, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Join moderator Nicole Hertvik and featuring authors and book professionals Kim B Miller (Poet Laureate Prince William County), Drew Pisarra, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, Zach Powers (The Writing Center), Joy Jones, Emma Sarappo (The Atlantic), and Kyle Burk (Capitol Hill Books.)