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Local Author Fair – December 8, 2019

The Friends of the Ashland Public Library and Jackson County Library Services are excited to co-sponsor the Local Author Fair, next Sunday, December 8, noon to 3 pm, on all three floors of the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.

Over 60 local authors will be on hand to display their books, visit with you, and sign the books you purchase. There will also be author readings and short talks throughout the afternoon, and there will be drawings for free books every half hour.

We hope to see you at the celebration!

The 60+ authors include:

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

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.

Mark Your Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

Coming in December…
Mark your calendar for the Local Author Fair, Sunday, December 8, 12:00-3:30 pm, at the Ashland Library.

Project A

New Website

As we reported in August, the Friends of the Library have a fresh new website.
Look inside the site at this NEW ADDRESS:

Please also add our NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS to your contacts:

Another special thanks goes to Project A for donating their expert design services and technical assistance to the project. We recently delivered baked goods to the Project A team for their morning break.

Santa Barbara Film Festival

Movie Matinee

Celebrate National Friends of the Library Week with THE PUBLIC! National Friends of the Library Week is October 20-26. In addition to the anniversary celebration above, we are going to mark the occasion with a special screening of THE PUBLIC, Monday, October 21, 2 pm, in the Gresham Room at the library. There will be popcorn!

THE PUBLIC is the 2018 film written, directed by, and starring Emilio Estevez, along with an ensemble cast that includes Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Christian Slater. The Public refers both to the Cincinnati Public Library where the story takes place, and the public who use it. During a severe cold snap, a group of homeless people decide to stay past closing, and the librarians decide to stay with them. The rest of the film is about the standoff with city officials that ensues.

Cheers to 100 Years

Cheers to 100 Years

In Honor of Jackson County Library Services, Cheers to 100 Years. Please join us for a Wine and Cheese Reception in Celebration of Our Centennial. October 24th at 5:30 in the evening, Ashland Library. 410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR (Adults only please)

Friend of the Year

Amy Kinard was named the Friend of the Year for 2018 to honor the many behind-the-scenes hours she has given to the silent auction and other Friends activities. The award comes with a shelf plaque, which Amy chose to place in the children’s picture book collection, in honor of her grandchildren.

Photo: Leslie Dawson presents the 2018 Friends of the Year award to Amy Kinard. Photo by Bob Palermini
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