November 8, 2010

Hooks Book Events and UDC Host Live Telecast of Jay-Z in Conversation with Cornel West

Grammy Award-Winning Artist talks about his new book, DECODED Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Washington, DC, November 8, 2010 – Hooks Book Events, the University of the District of Columbia, Division of Student Affairs and UDC David A. Clarke School of Law announced today that they are hosting a live telecast of the “LIVE from the New York Public Library,” event featuring 10-time Grammy Award-Winning artist, entrepreneur and icon, Jay-Z in conversation with Princeton professor of African American studies, […]
October 19, 2010

Hooks Book Events is Expanding into Boston

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Freeman (800) 987-9806 Lindley Thornburg (703) 593-5503 Washington, DC (October 19, 2009) — Long-time literary publicist Mary Kate Maco has been tapped to head up the new Boston office for DC-based Hooks Book Events (, a minority women-owned business that specializes in providing low-cost book and author events to U.S. government agencies, non-profit organizations, trade associations, and corporations of all sizes. An admirer of strong women in literature since first encountering Nancy Drew […]
October 4, 2010

Scott Eblin’s Blog

Check out Scott Eblin’s recent blog …he attended our HRLF event on October 1st with T.R. Reid and touches on the current plight in Haiti…see what you think!
October 3, 2010

Dr. Muhammad Yunus Appeared on The Simpsons

Make sure to watch the full episode here! On Sunday night, October 3rd, Professor Muhammad Yunus made his animation debut on FOX’s The Simpsons. In the episode, Professor Yunus – 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank – teaches Lisa Simpson about the power of microfinance to lift poor people out of poverty. Off screen, Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa, is a Grameen Foundation supporter who has witnessed the Grameen Foundation’s work in Haiti. You can […]
May 19, 2010

Hooks Book Events Featured in the Washington Flyer Magazine (May/June 2010 Issue)

Book Mavens Changing minds one event at a time (by Chloe Thompson) Perry Pidgeon Hooks’ success may have come from above. The co-founder and president of Hooks Book Events ( says she has “the book goddess” to thank. But whether a higher power is at work or just Hooks’ intuition, she and her books have not failed to impress. The women-owned D.C.-based company facilitates public and private events for corporate, personal and government groups by inviting many New York Times […]