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
Josephina Sarah Baker
Roger Golden Brown
Mary Jane Cedarface
Laura Lynn Doyle
Sarah Dickson Silver
M. F. Sullivan
Suzy Harrison Ward
Schedule of Speakers:
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
As we reported in August, the Friends of the Library have a fresh new website.
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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.
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.
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)
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.