Attend the Local Author Workshop

Attention, writers! On August 23rd, from 9-1, we’ll host a fantastic line-up of speakers at our library’s first Local Author Workshop. Join us for a day of immersion in the world of publishing, marketing and promotion.

The program is diverse, looking both at traditional publishing platforms as well as ways authors can forge their own paths to success via self-publishing, and everything in between. Each event at the Local Author Workshop will offer a chance for attending authors to ask questions, and at the conclusion of the day, leave armed with information and resources to help get their work in front of readers.

Regina Sirois 2014The day kicks off with a keynote on courage in writing by Regina Sirois, winner of the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for her debut novel, On Little Wings. We need courage to face both successes and failures–and courage can even help us change our definition of success.

Sirois’s debut novel has been hailed as beautiful and intelligent, and readers have expressed their strong emotional reactions to her believable characters and vivid scenes.

We’ll be featuring our speakers for this event in blog posts throughout the week. Watch for a post on learning about Duotrope with Tim Volpert up next.  Check out the event blog for full speaker bios, a schedule for the day, and program descriptions.

Sign in begins at 8:30 in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. Call 580-4540 or send a message to to register, or just show up at our library’s Marvin Auditorium on August 23 ready to learn and be inspired. Free coffee and breakfast will be available while supplies last, and speakers will be on hand with books for purchase and signing from 12:45-2 p.m. Tell everyone you know on facebook and real life, this event is too good to be missed!

Miranda Ericsson

Miranda loves to talk lit! Her favorite reads are poetry, literary fiction, and speculative science fiction, and she's passionate about promoting great literature written by Kansas authors. She works with library programs that support and engage writers in our community, so ask her for more information about the Local Writers Workshop, Great Writers Right Here author fair, and Community Novel Project. Miranda is also a member of the library's Genealogy Team and Fiction Team, facilitates TALK book discussions, and co-leads the Bean There, Read That book discussion group.