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Indie Author Conference & Showcase

2018-10-13 10:00:00 2018-10-13 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference & Showcase Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Parma-Snow Branch

Saturday, October 13
10:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-13 10:00:00 2018-10-13 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference & Showcase Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Parma-Snow Branch

Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages.

Join us at the third Indie Author Conference & Showcase, a free conference for writers and a showcase of local self-published authors for readers.  

Conference / 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  
In Administration Building Auditorium

Writers and authors: learn more about self-publishing. Attend one, two or all three sessions.

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10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. / “Find Your Writing Tribe”

You don’t have to write and publish alone with such a vibrant writing scene around you. Meet local representatives from nearby writing organizations and learn how they can support, encourage and improve your writing and publishing:

Literary Cleveland
Literary Akron
Northeast Ohio Romance Writers of America
Northeast Ohio Sisters in Crime
Northern Ohio Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Each organization will have a table outside the conference where you can ask questions and find more information.

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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. / Mary Kathleen Glavich and Abby L. Vandiver, “Hybrid Authors: Best of Both Worlds”

Two successful authors, two paths to becoming hybrid: Mary Kathleen Glavich went from traditionally published to self-published, and Abby L. Vandiver went from self-published to traditionally published, both for very good reasons. Hear their stories and learn the pros and cons of being hybrid authors.  

Mary Kathleen Glavich is a Sister of Notre Dame. Among her dozens of spiritual books are the traditionally published The Catholic Companion to Mary and Praying on Empty, and the self-published historical romance, The Fisherman's Wife: The Gospel According to St. Peter's Spouse.

Abby L. Vandiver has self-published over 20 mystery and science fiction books and hit the Wall Street Journal Bestsellers list in 2017. That same year, she contracted with Henery Press for a three-book deal to pen the Romaine Wilder Mysteries series. The first book, Secrets, Lies and Crawfish Pies, came out in June. Abby is represented by Rachel M. Brooks at Bookends Literary Agency.

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12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. / Jacqueline Lipton, "Legal Issues for Self-Published Writers”

Understand the basic legal issues self-published writers can face in today’s publishing world, such as copyright, trademark infringement, privacy and defamation. Jacqueline Lipton, M.F.A., Ph.D., is a law professor specializing in intellectual property law, privacy law, and the law of digital technology and has published numerous books on these subjects. She is the founder of Authography LLC, a company dedicated to assisting authors and artists with legal and business issues.

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Showcase / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
In Parma-Snow Auditorium

Browse this huge local author fair with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Meet over 50 local, independent authors and talk with them about their publishing experiences. Books will be available for purchase and signing, perfect for yourself or as birthday and holiday gifts. Our featured authors all published at least one new book in 2016, 2017, or 2018:

Carmen Ambrosio
Eli Auerbach
M. T. Bass
Tito M. Bradley
John C. Bruening
Lauren Burnett
Camille Caliman
Andrea Campbell
Chip and Denise Caviness
Tiara Church
Mara Dabrishus
Michael DeBenedictis
Braddon Dennison
Beth Donaldson
David Allen Edmonds
Brittany Ervin
Billie Gilliam
Carole Fowkes
Kathleen Glavich
Stacey Greene
Destiny Hawkins
Margo Haas
Destiny Hawkins
Gabrielle Jarrett
Nakia Jones
Michael Dean Kiggans
Linda Kupiec
Cici Lamar
M. Lauren
Michelle L. Levigne
Ian Lewis
Jacqueline Lipton
Mia Mae Lynne
Matt Marshall
J. Holly McCain
Marin McGinnis
Brittany L. McGrew
Harold T. Milton
Mary Oluonye
Eryka Parker
Molly Perry
Kathy Pickett
Cliff Protzman
Nancy Rudisill
S. Alexandrial Russell
Nancy Loyan Schuemann
Kelly M. Shaw
Abby L. Vandiver
J. J. Winston
M. B. Wood

TAGS: | Writing | Author |

Parma-Snow Branch

pasmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216.661.4240
Fax: 216.661.1019
Branch manager
Stacey Boycik

Hours
Mon, Dec 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch
Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Resource Room (75)
Mon, Dec 10, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Mon, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:35am
Yoga is a lifelong learning activity young children. Join Zenworks Yoga for a story time yoga program of breathing, bending and lots of fun! Mats provided. Registration required.

Resource Room (75)
Mon, Dec 10, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Mon, Dec 10, 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Join us for snowy stories and songs and then make an adorable sock snowman you can take home. Registration is required. Sponsored the Friends of the Parma Libraries.

Tue, Dec 11, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Parma-Snow Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Tue, Dec 11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will show you how to use Greenprint. This training session covers advanced features of the Greenprint Viewer. Previous experience with the system is required.

Resource Room (75)
Tue, Dec 11, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Dec 12, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Wed, Dec 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Wed, Dec 12, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Dec 12, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a creative session of holiday crafting. You will take away a variety of possible gifts, including cards, etched glass, and more.
This event is full

Resource Room (75)
Thu, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, Dec 14, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, Dec 14, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Sat, Dec 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Attend a brief orientation from 10:00-10:30 for our innovation center and then stay to start a project on one of our machines. A staff member will be available from 10:30-12:00 to offer assistance.

Resource Room (75)
Mon, Dec 17, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Resource Room (75)
Mon, Dec 17, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Mon, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Tue, Dec 18, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Parma-Snow Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Resource Room (75)
Tue, Dec 18, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Tue, Dec 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Monthly classes meet on third Tuesdays: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19.
Registration is now closed

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Dec 19, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Innovation Center
Wed, Dec 19, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Attend a brief orientation from 1:30-2:00 for our innovation center and then stay to start a project on one of our machines. A staff member will be available from 2:00-3:30 p.m. to offer assistance.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Thu, Dec 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us as we discuss The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. Books will be available at the checkout desk one month before the discussion.

Resource Room (75)
Thu, Dec 20, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Thu, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us in the Innovation Center for a chance to explore exciting technology and equipment. Become part of the maker movement and create your own project. Staff will be present to monitor and assist.
Registration is now closed

Resource Room (75)
Thu, Dec 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, Dec 21, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Innovation Center
Fri, Dec 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
With the holiday season around the corner, the Information & Technology Literacy Department would like to invite staff to participate in holiday gift making workshops in CCPL’s Innovation Centers.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, Dec 21, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Sat, Dec 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Help out, meet new people and have fun. Refreshments.

Sat, Dec 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Play games, enjoy refreshments and meet new people.  

Canceled
Wed, Dec 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Dec 26, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Thu, Dec 27, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Canceled
Fri, Dec 28, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, Dec 28, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Wed, Jan 02, 10:00am - 10:20am
Caregivers & their children ages 19 - 35 months. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration required. 

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Jan 02, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75) Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Wed, Jan 02, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Caregivers and their children ages 3-5 not in kindergarten join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration required.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, Jan 03, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Story/Craft Room (75)
Thu, Jan 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Caregivers and their children ages 3-5 not in kindergarten join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration required.

Resource Room (75)
Thu, Jan 03, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75) Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, Jan 04, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, Jan 04, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75) Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Sat, Jan 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Attend an orientation for the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch Library and learn to use the equipment and software in the space. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Sat, Jan 05, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Explore hands-on digital creation as you create your own design using 3D modeling program Tinkercad!
This event is full

Resource Room (75)
Mon, Jan 07, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75) Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Mon, Jan 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Attend a brief orientation from 6:30-7:00 for our innovation center and then stay to start a project on one of our machines. A staff member will be available from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to offer assistance.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Mon, Jan 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Tue, Jan 08, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Story/Craft Room (75)
Tue, Jan 08, 10:00am - 10:20am
Caregivers & their children ages birth to 18 months. Join us for rhymes songs fingerplays and stories. No registration required.

Tue, Jan 08, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Parma-Snow Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Resource Room (75)
Tue, Jan 08, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75) Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Tue, Jan 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 0 to 8. No registration required.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Jan 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Wed, Jan 09, 10:00am - 10:20am
Caregivers & their children ages 19 - 35 months. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration required. 

Wed, Jan 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Jan 09, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75) Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Wed, Jan 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Caregivers and their children ages 3-5 not in kindergarten join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration required.

Auditorium (400)
Wed, Jan 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meet Jen Sincero, a celebrated voice in the world of self-development and the New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass, You Are a Badass at Making Money, and You Are a Badass Every Day.
This event is full

Innovation Center
Wed, Jan 09, 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Attend an orientation for the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch Library and learn to use the equipment and software in the space. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.