Bloomington Theatre and Art Center Presents
7th Annual Writers’ Festival and Book Fair
Saturday, February 27, 2010 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public!
The Author Book Fair (signing and selling) is from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The regional event is packed with outstanding workshops on essential aspects of writing and publishing your book. This year the focus is non-fiction, starting with “This Writer’s Life” keynote by Cathy Wurzer, author of Tales of the Road-Highway 61, and host of TV’s “Almanac” and MPR’s “Morning Edition,”
Everyone is welcome! With 11 workshops and panels, there is something for everyone who loves to write, wants to learn more about writing a book or just loves to read.
Look at a sampling of presenters: Peg Meier, author of Bring Warm Clothes; Roshini Rajkumar, TV host and media training consultant; Debra Orenstein, intellectual property attorney; and Don Leeper, digital/electronic book expert.
- Writing non-fiction (for children/youth, memoirs/history, general)
- Publishing options
- Most common mistakes authors make
- Legal issues every author should know
- How to prepare for an interview
- The future of electronic publishing (for Kindles and Sony Readers)
- How to use social media to promote your book online.
Workshops start at 11 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. The Book Fair, featuring authors in numerous genres, is free and open to the public from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Vendors and authors are available to talk with attendees. Authors also may read from their books for later cablecast on the City of Bloomington’s channel 14.
Pre-registration is required for the keynote, workshops and panels. Box lunches are $10. For details, to register or order lunches: www.BloomingtonArtCenter.com
The event is co-sponsored by Midwest Independent Publishing Association and Beaver’s Pond Press. The Literary Council hosts this event at Bloomington Art Center located in Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington.