Mark your calendars now for the annual all-member meeting Saturday, March 14, 1-3 pm in the Gresham room at the library. We will celebrate our recent accomplishments, update everyone on upcoming projects and activities, announce the volunteer and business partner of the year, and enjoy socializing and refreshments. Our speaker will be JPR’s Geoffrey Riley, who will talk about his thirty years living in and reporting on the State of Jefferson.
The Friends of the Library co-sponsored and provided the volunteer team for the high-energy December 8, 2019, Local Author Fair. Special thanks to Friends Amy Blossom and Pat Fuhrman and Reference Librarian Amy Greenwald for their leadership and organizational skills, and to all the volunteers for their enthusiasm and help on the day of the fair.
Over sixty authors and 265 attendees enjoyed getting acquainted and talking books that afternoon. Here are a few snapshots of the day.
Thanks to volunteer Joe Moeller for all of the photos.
More photos HERE
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.
Coming in December…
Mark your calendar for the Local Author Fair, Sunday, December 8, 12:00-3:30 pm, at the Ashland Library.