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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
We're closed Sunday September 01
Mon, Aug 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Aug 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Aug 25 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

Mon, Aug 26, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Aug 26, 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.

Tue, Aug 27, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Aug 27, 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.

Tue, Aug 27, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Wed, Aug 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
Boost your baby's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers & children, birth to 35 months. Connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Aug 28, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Aug 28, 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.

Wed, Aug 28, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of the Parma Libraries will hold a special Adult Fiction book sale from 4 PM - 8 PM. All adult fiction books will be $0.50 instead of $1.00. Stock up on great titles at a great price!

Wed, Aug 28, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
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

Thu, Aug 29, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Aug 29, 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.

Thu, Aug 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium (400)
TICKETED EVENT.
Includes choice of hardcover book ($25) or paperback book ($18)

Fri, Aug 30, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free citizenship classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Aug 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
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

Fri, Aug 30, 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.

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

Tue, Sep 03, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Sep 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.

Tue, Sep 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Join us for an informational session about the upcoming MOS Certification Preparation series for Word 2016.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Sep 03, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Wed, Sep 04, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Sep 04, 10:00am - 11:30am
Boost your baby's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers & children, birth to 35 months. Connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Sep 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.

Wed, Sep 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Sep 05, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Sep 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
In this four-week series, explore your creativity with local watercolorist, Nancy Notarianni, as you discover the art of watercolor painting.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration necessary.

Thu, Sep 05, 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.

Thu, Sep 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Join us in the Innovation Center for a chance to explore exciting technology and equipment. Bring a T-shirt to customize as we prepare for Saturdays's Smash Bros. tournament!

Fri, Sep 06, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Sep 06, 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.

Sat, Sep 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Sat, Sep 07, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Join us for a Sensory Friendly Movie, where the sound is lower, the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable! See movies on the big screen in our Auditorium!

Sat, Sep 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Join us for our Smash Bros. tournament! 

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

Mon, Sep 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Fun, hands-on journey, where you will have the opportunity to earn prizes. Participants will experience three popular learning games; Towers, Trading Game and Paper Airplanes.

Mon, Sep 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.

Mon, Sep 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Instill the love of art and creativity in your child by allowing them to get their hands dirty and explore art in its many forms! Registration Requested. Dress for mess.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 10, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Sep 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room A (30)
A nurse from University Hospitals will be available for free blood pressure screenings.

Tue, Sep 10, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Sep 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
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

Tue, Sep 10, 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.

Tue, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word in preparation for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

Tue, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Sep 11, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Sep 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
Boost your baby's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers & children, birth to 35 months. Connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Sep 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Explore hands-on digital creation using a 3-D modeling program.

Wed, Sep 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Sep 11, 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.

Wed, Sep 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Sep 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Join us for a culinary and literary event with bestselling author Susan Wiggs.

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

Thu, Sep 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
In this four-week series, explore your creativity with local watercolorist, Nancy Notarianni, as you discover the art of watercolor painting.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration necessary.

Thu, Sep 12, 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.

Thu, Sep 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs with your favorite grandma, grandpa or grand-friend in honor of National Grandparents Day. Please register.

Fri, Sep 13, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Sep 13, 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.

Mon, Sep 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Sep 16, 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.

Mon, Sep 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Mon, Sep 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Tue, Sep 17, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Sep 17, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Sep 17, 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.

Tue, Sep 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word in preparation for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

Tue, Sep 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Great for beginning fiction writers.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 17, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Sep 18, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Sep 18, 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.

Wed, Sep 18, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Sep 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Local author Jim Van Keuren visits to talk about the untold story of Italian and German POWs living in Ohio during WWII.

Thu, Sep 19, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
In this four-week series, explore your creativity with local watercolorist, Nancy Notarianni, as you discover the art of watercolor painting.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration necessary.

Thu, Sep 19, 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.

Thu, Sep 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Looking to de-stress and unwind? The answer may be as simple as crayons & colored pencils!

Fri, Sep 20, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Sep 20, 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.

Sat, Sep 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Sat, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
The more you share, the more you’ll receive. Presented in partnership with the Ridgewood Garden Club.

Sat, Sep 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium (400)
Bestselling author Nevada Barr will visit to discuss her new novel, What Rose Forgot.

Sun, Sep 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium (400)
Bestselling authors Lisa Unger and Laura Lippman will visit and discuss their latest works.

Mon, Sep 23, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Sep 23, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Center
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.

Mon, Sep 23, 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.

Mon, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
P.A.L.S. stands for Programs for All Lives, a series of adapted programs created especially for customers with special needs.

Tue, Sep 24, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Sep 24, 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.

Tue, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room A (30)
Join us for our two-day class on Adobe Illustrator. Master the basics on Day One. Build on those skills to make a cool project on Day Two. Attendance on both days is required.

Tue, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Test your eyes and tease your brain with bizarre and intriguing visual puzzles - plus make an eye-fooling craft and practice your search-and-find skills. Registration required.

Tue, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word in preparation for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

Tue, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Learn how easy it is to make delicious and healthy smoothies in this hands-on workshop. Program is open to all ages.