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Indie Author Conference and Showcase

2019-10-12 10:00:00 2019-10-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference and 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 12
10:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-12 10:00:00 2019-10-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference and 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

Parma-Snow Branch

Auditorium (400)

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 fourth 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. / J Thorn, “Understand Amazon.com”

Confused by Amazon's self-publishing jargon, like KDP, KU, and Page Reads? Discover what these mean and why you need to leverage the Amazon algorithm as an independent author. We'll go in depth on how to get your book seen, bought, and reviewed. J. Thorn is an author with over 1.5 million words in print. He has sold 175,000 books worldwide and has ranked as high as #5 on Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Horror Authors list.

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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. / Willie and Rachel Scott, “Protecting Your Work”

Willie and Rachel Scott of TKI Publishing will share some basic but essential information for you to consider about ISBN, barcode, Library of Congress Number, and Copyright. Willie and Rachel have been featured nationally and internationally on podcast, radio, television and more for their self-published book and organization Better Than Blended.  They developed TKI Publishing LLC to provide education and support to self-published authors. 

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12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. / Dustin Brady, "How My Self-Published Book Sold Over 100K Copies”

Dustin Brady self-published his children’s series, Trapped in a Video Game, three years ago. The series has since become an Amazon bestseller and gotten picked up by a traditional publisher. Dustin will walk through the brainstorming, writing, and marketing strategies he used to help his books stand out in a crowded marketplace and connect with an audience.

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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 30 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 2018 or 2019.

Showcase Authors: 

M. T. Bass / The Invisible Mind; The Darknet: Murder by Munchausen #2 (adult fiction)
J. D. Belcher / Hades' Melody: A Spiritual Awakening (memoir)
Dustin Brady Trapped in a Video Game series (children's fiction)
Patricia A. Broome
/ Redeeming Wasted Years: A Move from Time-Wasted to Time-Valued Living (memoir)
John C. Bruening / Midnight Guardian: Annihilation Machine; Quest for the Space Gods: The Chronicles of Conrad Von Honig (adult fiction)
T. L. Champion / Doggie Anonymous: Canine Confessions (adult fiction)
Michael K. Chapman / My Best Advice: Letters to Our Teenage Daughters; My Best Advice: Letters to Our Teenage Sons (adult and teen nonfiction)
Nancy Christie / Rut-Busting Book for Authors (adult nonfiction)
Vee Cole / Love Isn't Free: Dirty Intentions series (adult fiction)
Wanda M. Coleman / Taking Off the Makeup: Loving Yourself as God Loves You! (adult nonfiction)Monique L. Donaldson / In Too Deep (adult fiction)
Madeline Garner / Inside Incest (adult nonfiction)
Victoria Gatto / Hidden: A Novel (adult fiction)
Peter Hardin-Levine / Sanctioned (adult fiction)
Tyshawn Knight / Psych Ward Diary (poetry)
Liliana Leone / Les Cinq Eiffels First Adventure (children's fiction)
Nancy Loyan / Horse Power (adult fiction)
Lorna Makinen / Evil Under the Microscope (adult fiction)
Lorna Turnbull / Rescue at Dr. Skeebeet's Animal Hospital (children's fiction)
Wade Leslie Meyer / Horse Sense for Guys: An Amusing Look at Relationships (adult nonfiction)
Maritza Molis / Autism in Our Home: The Making of a Bittersweet Family (adult nonfiction)
Michelle Person / Kai and the Daddyman: The Adventures Continue; Nathaniel English and the King of Video Games (children's fiction)
Cathy Posner / Crafting a Resume That Lands You the Job: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Compelling Resume (adult nonfiction)
Jackie Pulpit / Questionable Morels: A Naturalist Selection Cozy Mystery (adult fiction)
Ann Rusnak / The Journey to ME: Empowering You to Live a Life of Unstoppable Success (adult nonfiction)
Willie and Rachel Scott / Better Than Blended (adult nonfiction)
Lena Shane / Belle and Her Beau (children's fiction)
T. J. Ski / The Spook Skelly Crew (children's fiction)
Monica A. Starks / Down But Not Out: My Journey with Chronic Kidney Disease (memoir)
Abby L. Vandiver / Secrets, Lies & Crawfish Pies; Love, Hopes & Marriage Tropes; Potions, Tells & Deadly Spells (adult fiction)
Rachel Zake / Pants Off/Dance Off: A Gentleman's Guide (adult nonfiction)

TAGS: | Writing | Author |

Parma-Snow Branch

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

Hours
Mon, Mar 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Mar 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Mar 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 27 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Mar 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Mar 29 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

Canceled
Mon, Mar 30, 9:30am - 2:00pm
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

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

Canceled
Mon, Mar 30, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Attend a brief orientation from 1:30-2:00 for our innovation center. You’re welcome to stay for a small project following orientation, featuring the following machines on below dates.

Canceled
Mon, Mar 30, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Mon, Mar 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us as award-winning author Peter Ho Davies announces the new class of Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners.

Canceled
Tue, Mar 31, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Canceled
Tue, Mar 31, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Canceled
Tue, Mar 31, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Tue, Mar 31, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 01, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 01, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 01, 10:00am - 11:30am
Youth Engagement staff, come learn from Stacey Gepperth of Starting Point about the 40 Developmental Assets. The experiences, opportunities, skills, and qualities that help young people succeed.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 01, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 01, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Test your eyes & tease your brain with intriguing visual puzzles - plus make an eye-fooling craft and practice your search-and-find skills. Registration required.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 01, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 02, 9:30am - 2:00pm
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 02, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Canceled
Thu, Apr 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 02, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 03, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Canceled
Fri, Apr 03, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Apr 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
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.

Mon, Apr 06, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Mon, Apr 06, 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, Apr 06, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Wade Meyer, author, of "What Shall I Bring?" will share recipes and samples from his book and host foodie trivia for a chance to win his book!

Tue, Apr 07, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Apr 07, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Apr 07, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 07, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
TICKETED EVENT - $25

Tue, Apr 07, 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, Apr 08, 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, Apr 08, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Apr 08, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Apr 08, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Apr 09, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Thu, Apr 09, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Apr 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Apr 09, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Apr 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Join us in the Innovation Center for a chance to explore exciting technology and equipment.

Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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.

Fri, Apr 10, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Apr 10, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 13, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Mon, Apr 13, 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, Apr 13, 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! 

Mon, Apr 13, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Instill the love of art and creativity in your Elementary School child by allowing them to get their hands dirty and explore art in its many forms! No registration but supplies are limited.

Tue, Apr 14, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
A nurse from University Hospitals will be available for free blood pressure screenings.

Tue, Apr 14, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Apr 14, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Innovation Center
Create items in our Innovation Center that will be given to community organizations.

Tue, Apr 14, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Apr 15, 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, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Apr 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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.

Wed, Apr 15, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium (400)
Improbable Players presents a riveting live performance weaving together the stories of four young people and how their addiction struggle began. Q&A session after the show.

Wed, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Join Bryan Reichert, faculty at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, to learn the basics of guitar. Acoustic guitars provided for use in the class.

Thu, Apr 16, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Thu, Apr 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Apr 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Apr 16, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.  

Fri, Apr 17, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
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, Apr 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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.

Sat, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Join us for some fiery fun with stories and songs about firefighters and fire safety. Activities, games, crafts and more. Fireman TJ will share a book too! Registration required. 

Mon, Apr 20, 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, Apr 20, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Whether you are a fan of manga or interested in learning about it, come to our meeting for great discussion and quirky tie-in activities.

Mon, Apr 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Tue, Apr 21, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Apr 21, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Apr 21, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Great for beginning fiction writers.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Apr 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Join us for a series to learn to navigate everyday life in America by understanding the differences that exist in various cultures in the world. Each month will focus on a new topic.

Wed, Apr 22, 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, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Apr 22, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Apr 23, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Join us in the Innovation Center for a chance to explore exciting technology and equipment.

Thu, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join our Kindergarten Club if you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who is not in a preschool or childcare center.

Fri, Apr 24, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Apr 24, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Do you love the circus? Join us for a spectacular performance by Cleveland's own Fire and Light Performing Arts aerial arts & acrobatics team that's sure to amaze folks of all ages.

Mon, Apr 27, 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, Apr 27, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Center
Attend a brief orientation from 1:30-2:00 for our innovation center. You’re welcome to stay for a small project following orientation, featuring the following machines on below dates.

Mon, Apr 27, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Try out the art of silk-screening. Pick your own ink to screen onto supplies provided by the library using your choice of several designs.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
TICKETED EVENT - $25

Tue, Apr 28, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Apr 28, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TICKETED EVENT - $25

Tue, Apr 28, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.