Julie believes that book group experiences can be engaging, thought provoking, and fun. Groups meet for animated discussions of the latest literary finds or still relevant classics. Meetings may include bottles of wine, elaborate catered dinners, or comfort food potlucks. It doesn’t really matter. What is important is that the groups who have chosen Julie want their experience to be richer: they want to make sure that they talk about and learn from their books. At the same time, they don’t want just another stuffy, rule bound book group or English class. Julie makes sure to allow time at the end of meetings to share all of LA’s glories including art shows, movie and restaurant openings. But she makes sure that the books take center stage.
Julie networks with authors all over the country and has featured some of the hottest new writers in the country in her salon book group meetings including Brando Skyhorse, Jennifer Egan, Lisa See and Isabel Wilkerson.