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Local Author Fair

Local Author Fair

Read Local, Buy Local!

Support and celebrate local literary culture at the Ashland Library Local Author Fair. Enjoy author readings and short talks throughout the afternoon. Purchase signed books as unique gifts for the holidays. Free prize drawings every half hour - win books donated by participating authors!

Schedule of Events:

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 writings 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.         

Meet and talk to 60+ successful local authors, including:

R. L. Adare
John Ames

Karen Austen
Josephina Sarah Baker
Lee Baldwin
Maureen Battistella
Carole Beers
Roger Golden Brown
Rosalie Carson
Mary Jane Cedarface
Leslie Compton
Cherie Coon
Valerie Coulman
Judy Cox
Tod Davies
Sharon Dean
Sue DeMarinis
Steve Dieffenbacher
Don Dolan
Laura Lynn Doyle
Jennie Englund
Paul Fattig
Pam Formeller
Addie Green
Anita Grimm
Kim Griswell
Alice Hardesty
Denise Kester
Gary Lark
Roanne Legg
Brandt Legg
James Lettis
Jennifer Margulis
Melissa Matthewson
Karen McClintock
Colleen McDonald
Amy Miller
Don Miller
Michael Niemann
Glen Paris-Stamm
Tam'ra Perry
Walt Polzin
Midge Raymond
Dami Roelse
Clive Rosengren
Peggy Rubin
Deedie Runkel
Wayne Rutledge
Mark Saunders
Anne Schroeder
Dolores Schwalb
Sarah Dickson Silver
John Soares
Ann Southcombe
KG Stiles
M. F. Sullivan
Mary Theis
Candace Thomas
Angelika Thusius
Molly Tinsley
Suzy Harrison Ward
Ann Wechlo
Zoe Williams
Jan Wright
John Yunker

Learn more about this free event at jcls.org/authorfair | 541-774-6996. 

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12:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Gresham Room, Guanajuato Room
Ashland Library
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