Join us for a celebration of writers & literature at the WPL! The day kicks off with a keynote speech by New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Nan Rossiter at 11:00 am, followed by smaller author panels during the day and a chance to talk with the authors about their books, current and soon to be published. There will be books galore to have autographed, too!
The list of authors attending is amazing! Please come and support the 30 + local authors at our first Local Author's Day at the Library!
This year’s local authors include writers of Children’s & YA literature, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The authors attending the WPL's Local Author’s Day are Avye Andonellis, Jessica Bayliss, Marianne Bette. M.D., Sandy Carlson, Jillian Celentano, Gabi Coatsworth, John Cilio, Barbara Connery, Melissa Crispin, Shelby Davis, Mary Doucette, Katlyn Duncan, Cindy Eastman, Ed Edelson, Sydney Eddison, Claudia Logan Fox, Erik Hanson, Mark Hehl, Sivan Hong, Aisha Hudson, Kim Larkin, Lorien Lawrence, Kelly Lindell, Charles McNair, M.D., Karen Miller, Patrick Moody, David Newell, Lin Northrup, Deborah Nash Ott, Lisa Quint, Cindy Rodriguez, Nan Rossiter and Richard Seltzer.
11:00 Keynote Speech: NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Nan Rossiter
11:45 People Are Curious: Researching to Write ~ Moderated by Woodbury Poet Laureate Sandy Carlson
Panelists: fiction author Mary Doucette, nonfiction writer John Cilio, historical fiction writer Charles McNair, horror/science fiction writer Patrick Moody, and fiction writer Richard Seltzer
1:00 What's On Your Nightstand? Books That Inspire ~ Moderated by Teen Librarian Marla Martin
Panelists: nonfiction writer Barbara Connery, children’s author Shelby Davis, humor writer Cindy Eastman, horror writer Erik Hanson, children’s author Sivan Hong, and YA author Lorien Lawrence
2:15 So You Want to Be Published: Now What? ~ Moderated by author Avye Andonellis
Panelists: YA author Jessica Bayliss, poet Sandy Carlson, nonfiction writer Mark Hehl, short story writer Kelly Lindell, YA author Cindy Rodriguez, and fiction writer Nan Rossiter
Keynote speech & panels will be held in the Library's Gallery Space. Authors tables will be on the Library's Main Floor.
BOOKS WILL BE AVAIABLE FOR PURCHASE!! SHOP LOCAL!!