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Esther Bushell is a book group facilitator whose opinions and perspectives are sought by leading publishers, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins. Her 20+ book groups across Fairfield County, CT and Westchester, NY are at capacity, and the author events she hosts several times a year have become a special treat for her dedicated following of readers.
Esther has been featured in major and regional media such as The New York Times, Good Morning America, National Public Radio (NPR), and Greenwich Magazine. Recognized for her expertise in book group facilitation, she was a BEA panelist (Book Group Facilitators Sound Off!), and soon will be cited in Stevie Pierson¹s new book, WHAT TO DO WHEN NO ONE HAS A CLUE.
Book groups and facilitating are Esther's second career. She was an English teacher in the Greenwich, CT public schools for forty years; her Honors American Lit. class was one of the most highly requested courses at Greenwich High School. After introducing the joys of literature and challenging her students to think critically, as she approached retirement, she was called on by her former students, now adults involved in their own book groups, to facilitate and lead their discussions.
Esther is also the coordinator for Community Reads!, an annual event at the Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich, CT; this program has gained a loyal following and has brought authors such as Julie Otsuka and Pulitzer prize winner Elizabeth Strout before capacity audiences.
Interested in having Esther faciliate a book group meeting, sit on a panel, or offer up her advice for your reading group? Reach her directly at email@example.com.