Camp Verde AZ (October 11, 2017) – Whether you are an author or a reader, you will want to participate in Indie Author Day 2017. Join us Saturday 10/14 between 10a and 2p in the 1st Floor Terracotta Room where authors and readers mingle.
What is an Indie Author? Generally, someone who has self-published works and/or used a small independent press to publish their work. However, it may refer to an attitude of independence that drives the writer to maintain control of his/her work. If you identify as and Indie Author, please contact Library Specialist, Carson Ralston (928-554-8391) to find out how you can participate in the library’s Indie Author Day celebration.
If you are a reader looking for something new to read, want to support and encourage our local authors, and participate in the any or all of the sessions, then this event is for you! Indie Author Day 2017 is free and open to the public. We will offer four different sessions, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, each starting on the hour:
- 10:00a: Share oral stories sparked by memories associated with historical items or photos (bring your own or use ours).
- 11:00a: Published author and popular OLLI teacher, Melissa Bowersock, presents Capturing, Preserving and Sharing Family Stories. Pickup tips on how to get family members talking (especially with the holidays coming up), how to record them, and how to transcribe them.
- 12:00p: Indie Author open mic with 5 minutes per reading and/or a chance to give us a glimpse behind the scenes of the writing or inspiration process.
- 1:00p: Meet the Indie Authors, network, chat and browse the books for sale.
Camp Verde’s Indie Author Day is part of the second annual Indie Author Day international event. Last year, nearly 300 libraries hosted thousands of authors across the United States and Canada. This year, high participation is expected again as communities create an opportunity for the Indie community to come together in the library.
Be sure to checkout our special display of books by local authors, then stop by and see who you might meet on Saturday 10/14 at our Indie Author Day event. Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde AZ. For more information about this or any other library program, go to www.cvlibrary.org or contact us at 928-554-8380.