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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, Oct 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 30 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Oct 31 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Nov 01 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

Wed, Oct 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Wed, Oct 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Wed, Oct 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Oct 28, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 28, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 29, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Thu, Oct 29, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Thu, Oct 29, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 30, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Fri, Oct 30, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Fri, Oct 30, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Oct 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Sat, Oct 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Sun, Nov 01, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Sun, Nov 01, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Mon, Nov 02, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Mon, Nov 02, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 02, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 02, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Nov 03, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Tue, Nov 03, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 04, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Wed, Nov 04, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 04, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 04, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 05, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Nov 06, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 09, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 09, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Nov 10, 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

Tue, Nov 10, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 11, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 11, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Thu, Nov 12, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Great for beginning fiction writers.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Nov 13, 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.

Fri, Nov 13, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 16, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 16, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 16, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 16, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Bullet journaling is one of the latest ways to get and stay organized. Learn what it's all about and how to start a bullet journal of your own. This class will be held virtually using Zoom.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 17, 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

Tue, Nov 17, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 18, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 18, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 19, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 19, 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, Nov 20, 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.

Fri, Nov 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 23, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 23, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 23, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Nov 24, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 25, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 25, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 25, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Nov 27, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.