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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 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 18 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Oct 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Oct 20 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

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

Fri, Oct 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.

Sat, Oct 19, 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, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
An astontonishing magic show, fun for all ages. Please join us for a special performance by Wes Davic. All ages. Please register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Parma Libraries
This event is full

Mon, Oct 21, 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, Oct 21, 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, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room A (30)
Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Tue, Oct 22, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Oct 22, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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

Wed, Oct 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.

Wed, Oct 23, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Oct 23, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Oct 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.

Wed, Oct 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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

Thu, Oct 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration necessary.

Thu, Oct 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.

Thu, Oct 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium (400)
TICKETED EVENT - $25

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

Fri, Oct 25, 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, Oct 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Join us for fun, hands on activities that let you get close to the action! Be prepared to get messy. Led by volunteers from the American Chemical Society. Families invited to stay and participate.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 28, 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, Oct 28, 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, Oct 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.

Mon, Oct 28, 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.

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

Tue, Oct 29, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Oct 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.

Tue, Oct 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Resource Room

Tue, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Join us for a Halloween storytime with gently scary books, songs and rhymes aimed at preschoolers & their families. Trick or treat around library after wards-costumes welcome. Registration requested.

Tue, Oct 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Danny Greene and John Nardi tried to muscle in on the Cleveland Mob’s operations. The result was a bloody mob war that left Cleveland with the moniker “Bomb City USA!”

Wed, Oct 30, 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, Oct 30, 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.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 30, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Oct 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.

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

Thu, Oct 31, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Oct 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration necessary.

Thu, Oct 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Join us as we discuss Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker. Books will be available at the checkout desk one month before the discussion.

Thu, Oct 31, 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.

Fri, Nov 01, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Nov 01, 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, Nov 02, 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, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
See real photos of Alaska wildlife from a biologist who lived in Alaska for 30+ years…surprise, it’s Miss Amy’s dad! Alaska stories, music & amazing facts. Preschool to 2nd grade. Please register.

Mon, Nov 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.

Mon, Nov 04, 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

Mon, Nov 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.

Mon, Nov 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a special family night program with crafts, activities, and refreshments, including a showing of the Disney animated short, Frozen Fever (7 min.) in our state-of-the-art Auditorium.

Mon, Nov 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Discover healthy eating tips and tricks without going broke. This program is led by Case Western Reserve University graduate students in nutrition and dietetics. Food samples provided.
This event is full

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

Tue, Nov 05, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Nov 05, 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!

Tue, Nov 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to program a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot to complete a variety of challenges. Ages 9-11. Registration required.

Tue, Nov 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.

Tue, Nov 05, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Nov 05, 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, Nov 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.

Wed, Nov 06, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Nov 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.

Wed, Nov 06, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Nov 06, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Join James Mustich, author of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, as he leads a panel of community reading enthusiasts in a discussion about their favorite books.

Thu, Nov 07, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Nov 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration necessary.

Thu, Nov 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.

Fri, Nov 08, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Nov 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.

Sat, Nov 09, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Join us for a special free Senior Citizens Benefits Fair. Several organizations will offer on-site assistance and information specifically geared to senior citizens.

Mon, Nov 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.

Mon, Nov 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.

Mon, Nov 11, 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

Mon, Nov 11, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
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 group acrobatic team that's sure to amaze folks of all ages.

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

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

Tue, Nov 12, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Nov 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Tue, Nov 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.

Tue, Nov 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. Master the basics on Day One. Build on those skills to make a project on Day Two. Attendance on both days is required.

Tue, Nov 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Nov 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Join the maker movement and enjoy an evening of creative making. This month we will make a unique ceramic tile trivet.
This event is full

Wed, Nov 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.

Wed, Nov 13, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Nov 13, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Nov 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.

Wed, Nov 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Nov 14, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Nov 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration necessary.

Thu, Nov 14, 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, Nov 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. Master the basics on Day One. Build on those skills to make a project on Day Two. Attendance on both days is required.

Fri, Nov 15, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Nov 15, 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, Nov 16, 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, Nov 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Song and dance fun for ages 2 to 8--come and get some moves on with scarves, shaker eggs, a parachute and more. Please register. Cool, cool tunes and one musical story too!
This event is full