Reading party in a park!

Last night I had a little “reading party” in a nearby park.  Now I’ve held one before, but this time it was more fun because  it was outside and warm!  This doesn’t happen often in Calgary.

Anyways it went swimmingly!  It consisted of hanging out with friends, socializing for an hour, and then reading whatever book each person wanted to read.

Socializing  + Reading + Park = fun event.

Some tricks to get people to the party?

I gave everyone 2 week notice.  In addition to making a facebook event, I personally emailed/phoned most of the people.  A little personal touch goes a long way. It shows you actually want them to come out to this week day event!

Now some still flaked out, but the ones that did attend loved it.

Here are some pics:

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People arrived around 7 pm.  Everyone introduced themselves, etc.

At 8 pm we all read for one hour.  I remember some people getting a little restless for it to turn 8 pm so they could finally get there READ on!

I didn’t have to act library cop at all either. Except towards the end  a couple walking by found it utterly hilarious that 10-12 people were ALL reading in a park and began giggling. LOL.  I immediately gave them the evil eye and  shhh’ed them!  They complied and left.

Anyways this is a simple, fun event you can also hold. I give credit to Nev at nevblog.com for spreading the reading party idea. I tweaked it a bit of course and  it went off well!

Note to self: Bring healthy snacks/drinks for everyone. Oops.

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6 Responses to “Reading party in a park!”


  1. 1 Eagle-Eyed Editor August 15, 2013 at 2:04 am

    What??!!! And you didn’t invite me?? 😉 Just kidding, I’m too far away anyway.It looked like a lot of fun. I’d love to get something like this going in my area.

    • 2 Nishant September 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      You should definitely have one in your area! Maybe start off with a few friends to get the momentum going? 🙂

      • 3 Eagle-Eyed Editor September 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

        Actually, some friends and I just started a book club. We began with “The Kite Runner” and are now working on “Eat, Pray, Love”. Okay, not the same as a reading party but still a lot of fun. Books, food and drink….how can you lose, really? 😉

  2. 4 Linda September 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I was at Neville’s reading party and loved it so much.


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