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MOB 2019 Living in Ashland

​Local Author Fair

The Ashland Branch Library will be hosting a local author fair on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Come and support and celebrate our local literary culture by interacting with over 60 successful local authors and publishers who will also be giving short readings and talks throughout the afternoon. While there you can purchase signed books as unique gifts for the holidays, and free prize drawings every half hour lets you win books donated by participating authors.
"I love this community Author Fair!” said Susanne Severeid, author of Mocha Musings: Reflections on Life, Love, and Chance Encounters. “Our local Ashland authors are so outstanding and many are nationally known.  What a great chance to meet these writers donating their time for our Read Local, Buy Local event."

At this time all authors and publishers for the event have been chosen. Thank you so much for all of the submissions and interest that has been shown for this special event!
Schedule of Speakers:
Guanajuato Room
Molly Tinsley of Fuze Publishing speaks on “Creating a Narrative Voice.”

Ann Southcombe, author of Tales from Gorilla Girl, shares advice on writing a memoir.

Midge Raymond of Ashland Creek Press discusses “You Are Here: Writing about Place.”

1:10 –1:25    
Maureen Battistella of SOU explores her writing and collecting of stories in “A Sense of This Place: The Stories of Southern Oregon,” and other published work.

Peggy Rubin, founding director of the Center for Sacred Theatre, discusses “Life is a Sacred Place.”

Amy Miller, award-winning poet, shares "Writing Poetry Sequences to Bust Writer's Block and Spark New Ideas."

Brandt Legg, USA Today Best-Selling author presents “Seven Keys to Selling Lots of Books.”

Jennifer Margulis presents “The 5 Secrets of the Most Successful Authors: A New York Times Published Award-Winning Writer Reveals All.”

Michael Niemann, award-winning thriller author of international espionage shares “Aristotle’s two tips for better crime fiction.”  

Children’s Department 

Authors Valerie Coulman (12:30 p.m.), Judy Cox (1:30 p.m.), and Kim Griswell (2:30 p.m.) will discuss writing and publishing children’s books and working with an illustrator. Related activities for children will take place throughout the afternoon.

Teen Department 
Authors Sarah D. Silver (12:15 p.m.), Jenny Englund (1:15 p.m.), and Cherie Coon (2:15 p.m.) will give short talks on writing for teens, including writing from experience and creating the villain.      

All authors and publishers for the event have been selected. To be notified of future opportunities, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Ashland Branch Library
410 Siskiyou Boulevard
December 8 | 12 noon—3:00 p.m.

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