Aspiring authors and fans of local literature are invited to attend the IndyPL Author Fair, taking place Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Library. This all-ages event is free and open to the public.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with more than 40 authors, purchase signed copies of their work, and talk about the writing process. The authors cover a wide range of genres and backgrounds.
“The Author Fair is the perfect opportunity for readers to update their personal library and for local writers to connect and get to know each other,” said Jill Edwards, adult program specialist with The Indianapolis Public Library. “We have books suitable for all ages covering a variety of genres, from thrillers to children's books. There really is something for everyone at this event, and you’ll leave inspired to pen your own story.”
There will also be workshops led by local literary experts from the Indiana Writers Center:
Ania Spyra, an immigrant writer, artist, and educator living in Indianapolis, will teach “Memoir: Translating the Unfamiliar.” This workshop, taking place at 12:30 p.m., will invite attendees to convey the complexity of personal stories without losing the tempo of their narrative.
John F. Allen, a local speculative fiction author, will teach “How to Self-Publish.” This class, taking place at 12:30 p.m., is designed to help authors navigate the self-publishing world and learn the ins and outs of being an independent author.
Saundra Mitchell, a young adult author and editor, will teach “Worldbuilding in YA.” This class, taking place at 2 p.m., outlines a quick but comprehensive method for masterful worldbuilding.
Dominique Weldon, a writer who teaches at Butler University, will lead a workshop on “Writing for Wellness.” This class, taking place at 2 p.m., will offer writing prompts to help authors convey their truth on the page.
No registration is required to attend. The IndyPL Author Fair is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.