Meet and Learn from Local Authors at Indie Author Day

Thursday, September 15, 2016

​If you're a reader, a writer or both, celebrate Indie Author Day with Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL), Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, held at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., includes author talks and book signings, tips for writing and publishing, a Skype session with a successful indie author, a national digital indie author gathering and an author reception. The event is free and open to the public. 

"Indie Author Day is a phenomenal opportunity to meet local authors, network with fellow writers in the community, and build meaningful friendships at the library," said Chris Kennedy, a Virginia Beach author who coordinated the program in partnership with VBPL.

Indie Author Day Schedule
10:10 a.m.: "A Guide to Publishing: Things Authors Should Know," John Koehler
11:05 a.m.: "Editing Tips to Fire Up Your Fiction," Crystal Walton
Noon: "Rising Above the Noise: How to Increase Your Sales on Amazon.com," Chris Kennedy
1 p.m.: Skype session with A.G. Riddle, author of million-selling "The Atlantis Game"
2 p.m.: Indie Author Digital Gathering
3 p.m.: Author reception hosted by Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library

About Indie Author Day
Indie Author Day is a national celebration taking place on Oct. 8, 2016, at hundreds of libraries across 45 states and Canada. It's an opportunity for authors to learn about new avenues of writing and publishing, and for readers to get to know previously-undiscovered local talent. The event is unique in that it maintains a distinctly local feel for each library, while also facilitating global connections through the digital Q&A with publishing and library industry experts.

About Virginia Beach Public Library
A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music and magazines in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.

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