Reader Meet Writer

Reader Meet Writer Author Series

Connecting readers and the authors we love...

The Reader Meet Writer Author Series features bestselling authors and fresh new voices, fiction and nonfiction titles, in an engaging and accessible format. 

The series was created and is facilitated by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) in partnership with member indie booksellers as a way to connect authors and readers at a time and place all can safely and comfortably gather. In June 2021, Reader Meet Writer expanded to include the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) and our member booksellers. Each Reader Meet Writer event is fully moderated and hosted, with plenty of time for author Q & A. Plus, all events are recorded and available to stream at SIBA's Reader Meet Writer TV YouTube channel.

NOTE TO BOOKSTORES: This Author Series is an opportunity for you to enhance your own events program. Participating bookstores are invited to include the events in their regular event schedule, with their own store branding. If you are interested in being a participating bookstore email Kit.

NOTE TO PUBLISHERS: If you are interested in scheduling a Reader Meet Writer event for an author, please fill out the Call for Authors form.

General Event information:

  • RMW events are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM Eastern
  • Each event is fully moderated and hosted, with plenty of time for author Q & A. Current host is Wiley Cash, author of When Ghosts Come Home (William Morrow, 2021)
  • Tags: #readermeetwriter


Our event provides a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules may be expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.