Friday, November 30, 2012
Well, it is that time again! Conversations Media Group is excited to announce its choices for book club selections during 2013 (see www.conversationsbookclub.com).
unite readers literally around the world around books," says Cyrus Webb, Founder of Conversations Book Club and the President of Conversations Media Group, home of Conversations LIVE Radio show and Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine. "Since its start we have hosted over 100 author events and held meetings in MS, AL, LA, TN---all with the goal of uniting men and women around the written word."
Though a fan of all books, Webb decided to choose 12 non-fiction titles for 2013's book club discussions, all in line with Conversations' theme for 2013: Living Life as a Thank You, based on the book by the same name by author Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons.
Here is the complete listing for 2013 & discussion dates:
Jan. (01/17) --- "Today" by Christopher LaKeith Price
Feb. (02/21) --- "Journey Into Thought" by Sidney Andrews
March (03/21) -- "Not Just A Hearer But A Doer" by Yolanda Shanks
April (04/18) --- "Drunken Angel" by Alan Kaufman
May (05/16) --- "An Unspeakable Secret" by Glenda L. Hunter
June (06/20) --- "Side-Yard Superhero" by Dr. Rick D. Niece
July (07/18) --- "Empowered to Uproot the Seed of Abuse" by Karen D. Doughty
Aug. (08/22) --- "Find the Upside of the Down Times" by Dr. Rob Pennington
Sept. (09/19) --- "Blessings in Disguise" by Gary R. Ryan
Oct. (10/17) "Fearless" by Maimah S. Karmo
Nov. (11/21) "Learning to Live" by Darrick Bronson
Dec. (12/19) "Where Am I Going?" by Michelle Cromer
To add a special dimension to each month's selection, Cyrus Webb has arranged a monthly online interactive conversation about each book that will be held every 3rd Thursday @ 8p.m. et (7p.m. ct/5p.m. pt) on Conversations LIVE Radio Show (www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive). Almost each month the author of the book will join the show live as readers discuss the book using Facebook (at www.facebook.com/cyruswebb) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/cyruswebb and the hashtag #conversationsbookclub). The show's chatroom will also be open to take questions in real-time. There will also be profiles of each book club selection in the monthly issues of Conversations Magazine. "All of this will only enhance the experience of the book discussion," says Webb.
To stay abreast of all of the exciting updates with Conversations Book Club in 2013 visit www.conversationsbookclub.com. Any questions can be directed to Cyrus Webb at email@example.com or 601.896.5616.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Since 2010 he has worked with the organization Mission One Voice, working with military families and hosting events that provide awareness and entertainment for them. As 2012 comes to an end, however, Bigg Marv is venturing into another platform in order to give back: becoming a published author.
Partnering with Cyrus Webb, host of Conversations LIVE radio show and Editor-In-Chief of Conversations Magazine, Bigg Marv has begun co-writing a series of books called LOVING ME FOR ME. Aimed at the youth and incorporating messages about self-empowerment, self-worth and the importance of loving yourself, Bigg Marv and Webb hope to do their part in inspiring those who will be shaping the future and allowing them to realize their own potential.
"It's been great working with Marv on this project," says Webb. "I've been watching the way he is able to interact with his audience of all ages, and I think that this is just what they may need to see themselves in a different way." "I've always been passionate about the youth," adds Bigg Marv. "The support of young people is one of the reasons I was so popular on the HAMMERTIME show. I think what Cyrus and I are doing through this series is going to show them not only what is possible but how they don't have to be limited by their circumstances."
The first book in the series, WATCH ME SHINE, is a message about allowing your gifts to shine through. It will be released by Conversations Media Group as an e-book on Tuesday, December 11th and available for free download for the rest of 2012. Look for Webb and Bigg Marv to be visiting schools and making other appearances sharing the message of the book.
For more information about the new literary venture contact Cyrus Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.conversationsmediagroup.com.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
About Cyrus Webb
Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States. To date he has hosted hundreds of art shows and poetry readings around the South, garnering thousands of attendees and a devoted following.
In 2003 he began host and producing the radio show Conversations LIVE (www.conversationsliveradio.com) on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS. Today it is heard not only in the South but online through www.blogtalkradio.com and www.dcnowradio.com. In 2012 over 1.1 million listeners tuned in to the program which features authors, recording artists, community leaders and ordinary individuals during extraordinary things.
Because of the hundreds of interviews he conducts each year Webb began Conversations Magazine (www.conversationsmag.com) in April 2006 as another platform to showcase some of the stories he was sharing over the air. Since then the print magazine has grown to include over 5k yearly subscribers the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Greece and Canada.
The last member of the Conversations family was the book club (www.conversationsbookclub.com) which began in November 2006. Featuring both in-person and online meetings, it has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the United States, hosting over 100 author events and gaining national attention from outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.
Webb is currently working on a revamped edition of his television show Conversations with Cyrus Webb, with plans to begin in the Summer of 2013.