Wichita Public Library’s Local Author Day is back for another year! This year, our author holiday falls on August 12th and we’ll spend the day celebrating the writing talent in our community, which includes YOU! You are receiving this email because you participated with us last time or you’ve reached out to us about your publication. If you’d like to participate with us this year, registration is now open! Sign-ups will be limited to the first 100 authors, and we expect the event to fill up.
We would love you to join us for this great opportunity to share your work with Wichita’s community of readers! The day will run very much like previous years. There will be a panel discussion in the morning at 10:30 AM in our Children’s Gallery. Local authors Sarah Henning, Danielle Ramirez, and Amy Avery will talk about their respective journeys writing, publishing, and marketing themselves. We hope they inform and inspire!
Then the expo starts at 2:00 PM. Doors will open at 1:00 PM so you can set up your space. We will provide you with half a table (please be mindful of your neighbors when planning your space), chairs, a table covering, and a few feet of space to display your books. You are welcome to sell books at the event, but you will be responsible for all things pertaining to money handling. This year we will have space in the Conference Center and we will spill into other areas of the breezeway on the first floor. We heard your feedback from the Children’s galleries, and we’re working to make sure no one feels left out of the hub bub. We will continue to group you by main genre and/or audience as much as possible, so please keep this in mind when selecting those options.
This event is free and open to the public. It’s also free for you to showcase your books, though we ask that you help us get the word out about the event. We plan to share a digital media packet with you (coming soon)! Please share our Facebook author panel event, Facebook expo event, Instagram about it, tweet it out, post on Reddit! You get the idea. It will take all of us to pack this event with prospective new readers!
Find more information and sign up to be a participating author visit our web page. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to either one of us (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us at 316-261-8500.
Sara & Kelly
Adult Programming Librarian
Wichita Public Library
711 W. 2nd St. | Wichita, KS 67203
316-261-8500 | email@example.com