Wednesday, June 26, 2013

First Author Conclave at Civil War Battlefields

We are excited to announce the first ever Savas Beatie Author Conclave! We've been working on this event for awhile now, and are very much looking forward to it. More details to follow in the coming weeks, but for now here is our press release announcing the event.

Be sure to check out the free tour schedule, and RSVP to help us gauge attendance!


SB Authors to Lead Field Tours & Book Discussions for 150th Anniversary of Civil War

EL DORADO HILLS, CA, June 25, 2013 – Savas Beatie LLC is excited to announce its first Author Conclave. Beginning on July 28, Savas Beatie staff and authors cordially invite all members of the general public to congregate for three days in Gettysburg, PA, Antietam, MD, and Leesburg, VA to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War—free of cost! Readers and history buffs of all experience levels will enjoy author-led battlefield tours, lively debate, and book discussions.

Managing Director Theodore P. Savas is thrilled about the conclave’s potential as a new tradition for authors and their readers. “We are very excited about our first Author Conclave,” explained Savas. “It is a grand opportunity for all of us to discuss new writing projects and harness the power of collaboration.” Savas continued, “Introducing the authors and readers, touring fields together, and connecting on a wide variety of levels will create a synergy that will help everyone. This unique learning experience will provide readers and battlefield enthusiasts with collective insights above and beyond what anyone could gain from reading a book independently, removed from the historic scene.”

Renowned historian and Conclave host Eric Wittenberg echoed these sentiments. “The opportunity to gather so many distinguished historians in one place presented an opportunity that I simply could not pass up. It will give everyone a chance to spend quality time with both historians and readers of our collected works in one of my favorite places,” Wittenberg said.

Longtime Savas Beatie reader Rea Redd, Civil War Librarian LLC, can’t wait to join his favorite authors on the fields either, stating, “The Savas Beatie Authors [and Readers] Conclave may well become one of the memorable highlights of the 150th Anniversary of 1863. The event promises to be on the level of the National Parks battlewalks of Chancellorsvillle and Gettysburg. Seven well established authors touring four battlefields in three states over three days!  Bring your maps, sunblock, and, with a nod to U2, ‘Get Your Boots On!’”

For more information and the event schedule, please see below or visit the Savas Beatie website