It is my pleasure to have as our guest tonight, Christopher Kenneally, and to say that Chris wears many hats would be putting it mildly. What is it like to work with authors, to advise authors on their business interests? How did he get the opportunity to host Beyond the book? What types of questions does he ask most often? What concerns do authors have? What is it like to co-ordinate many different jobs at one time? How did Chris find time to write his own book? What does he know about the Kennedy clan we may not know. An enthusiastic resident of Massachusetts, Chris will answer those questions and much much more. Here is information about who he is and all he is involved in. At Copyright Clearance Center, Christopher Kenneally is responsible for organizing and hosting programs that address the business needs of authors of all backgrounds, from academics to freelancers. Among other activities, he is host and moderator for an ongoing series of writing conferences called, ³Beyond the Book,² which have traveled to Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Washington, DC; the programs are frequently broadcast nationally on C-SPAN¹s Book-TV and in Canada on BookTelevision. An award-winning journalist and author of ³Massachusetts 101² (originally published as "The Massachusetts Legacy²), Christopher Kenneally has reported on education, business, travel, culture and technology for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Independent of London, and many other leading publications. He serves on the Steering Committee of the National Writers Union (NWU) Boston Local, and is also a member of PEN New England and the Authors Guild. In electronic media, Christopher Kenneally has reported for WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio and WGBH-TV (Boston), and has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and TV public affairs programs. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Writers League of Boston and served for many years as an Advisory Council member of the Boston History Collaborative. Before joining CCC in October 2001, Christopher Kenneally was a corporate communications consultant to foundations and emerging businesses. He also has served as director, account services, for a leading Boston area high technology public relations firm. The time for tonight's taping will be 15 minutes later than usual at the request of our guest. Now look below for information on how when and where to attend the show. To participate in the taping of Books & Beyond, go to > www.ourplace.acbradio.org > and click on the politics room. If this is your > first time, your computer will download the appropriate software to allow > the virtual chat room to function. Just follow the prompts and enter the > room and join the discussion. We tape the show each Thursday morning at 0 hours UTC, or Wednesday evening at 7pm eastern time. After the show, write to bonnie@xxxxxxxxxxxx with your feedback.