Join us each month for GalleyChat, to talk with fellow librarians about your favorite (and not-so-favorite) recent galleys, in two versions:

Adult Titles — Generally, the first Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 pm, ET.  Join us at 3:30 for  “pre-Chat” virtual cocktails. Hash tag, #ewgc.

Schedule of upcoming chats:

Nov. 2 — changed from the first Thursday to Monday due to conflict with LJ’s LibraryCon Live
Dec 3

Jan 7
Feb 4
March 4
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 1 — ALA Annual, Chicago ends the Monday before

Young Adult Titles — Held on different weekdays each month, 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Hash tag, #ewgcya.

Schedule of upcoming chats:

Friday, Oct. 23
Monday, Nov. 24 — Thanksgiving is on the 26th
Tuesday, Dec. 15

Wednesday, Jan. 27 — Virtual ALA Midwinter ends Jan. 26
Thursday, Feb. 18
Friday, March 19
Monday, April 19
Tuesday, May 18
Wednesday, June 18– ALA Annual is the next week

To join EarlyWord’s GalleyChat:

  1. If you are not already on Twitter, set up an account.
  2. Set an alarm on your calendar to remind you of the chat dates and times
  3. Just before the discussion begins, log on to Twitter or whatever interface you prefer.
  4. To follow the discussion, enter #ewgc for adult galley chat or #ewgcya for YA.
  5. To post a comment, make sure that you include hashtag #ewgc or #ewgcya in each of your tweets. Please write book titles in ALL CAPS, to make them stand out. (like this — Has anyone else read MIRACLE SUBMARINE by Angie Kim? #ewyagc). Since this is a chat about galleys, we ask that you only tweet about forthcoming books.

We look forward to seeing you!