Join us for our annual Celebrate Writing @ MPL mini conference featuring four moderated author panels, Lunch with the Authors, and a special afternoon self-publishing workshop. This popular conference is our chance to bring together successful area authors with readers and writers; everyone will benefit from this collaboration! We hope you'll join us.
Register early for this popular conference to assure seating; just click on the titles of the sessions you'd like to attend (be sure to register for only one session during each time slot). Sessions include:
Engaging a Young Audience: Entertain without Patronizing (click to register), moderated by Roy Kenagy, who served as children's consultant at the State Library of Iowa.
Lori Lebda & Tami Bergeson
Life Stories & Emotional Truth: Selecting Seminal Events (click to register), moderated by Robin Martin, Coordinator for the Iowa Center for the Book
Where Do You Get Your Gore?, or A Corpse in Every Pot (click to register), moderated by Mary Vermillion, Professor at Mt. Mercy University
Stephen L. Brayton
Captivating Stories: Evaluating Your Non-Fiction Ideas (click to register), moderated by Susan Craig, Director of the Iowa City Public Library
Mary Potter Kenyon
Break for book sales
Lunch with the Authors ($5.00 charge, pre-registration and pre-payment required)
Self-Publish Without Spending Money, presented by Matthew Davenport of Davenport Writes (tools and services to help authors build their careers and still have time to write), will be limited to 12 participants; there is no fee, but pre-registration is required.
The day is FREE with the exception of lunch, which has a $5.00 charge. Pre-registration is required for the lunch, and your payment must be received by Thursday, October 22.