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.)