Everyone is invited to join us for a day of free workshops and author readings for both seasoned and beginning writers. The public is also invited to listen to authors read excerpts from their works and receive a signed copy. Presented by the Sandpoint Chapter of the Idaho Writer's League, the East Bonner County Library and Friends of the Library
2019 Local Authors’ Festival
Saturday, October 26, 2019
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
East Bonner County Library / Community Rooms A and B
Refreshments available throughout the day
courtesy of Sandpoint Friends of the Library
Authors’ ‘meet and greet’, book sales, book signings open all day
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Foster Cline, Festival Chair, IWL-Sandpoint Chapter
Mike Bauer, Coordinator, Lifelong Learning, East Bonner County Library
9:00 – 9:15 Writing Challenge
Jim Payne, local author, IWL-Sandpoint Chapter
You are challenged to write an engaging first sentence for your story, something that makes the reader want more. Write for 5 minutes and share what you have written.
9:15 – 10:30 am Author Readings
Foster Cline, proctor, local author
Local authors are invited to read a 7-minute excerpt from their published works. The audience will select their first, second and third favorite and gift certificates will be awarded.
10:30 – 10:40 am Break
10:40 am – Noon Author Readings continue
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch - Brown Bag lunches encouraged
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kickoff
Mike Bauer, East Bonner County Library
Learn about NaNoWriMo, a commitment to write a 50,000-word draft novel in the month of November with the help and support of your fellow writers and your local Library. Find out about online resources, local write-ins, and other opportunities.
1:00 – 2:00 pm Flash Fiction Write Exercise
Mary Haley, local author, IWL-Sandpoint Chapter
Learn how to write a beginning, middle and a dynamite end in 1000 words or less. Mary is a published author of The Great Potato Murder and won multiple times in the Flash Fiction category of the Idaho Writer’s League statewide contest.
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 5-Minute Write Exercise and Sharing
Tom Reppert, local author, IWL-Sandpoint Chapter
From a prompt, write for five minutes, then read your work aloud to the others. Participants will select their first, second and third favorite and prizes will be awarded.
Idaho Writers' League - Sandpoint Chapter
East Bonner County Library
EBCL Friends of the Library