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Keene Public Library Seeks Local Authors to Participate in Indie Author Day

The Keene Public Library is pleased to announce that it will participate in Indie Author Day on Saturday, November 7, 2020. This year, the Keene Public Library's event will be virtual and there will be online workshops and presentations throughout the day.

The Keene Public Library is currently looking for local authors interested in participating in the day's events. Writers of all genres and works for all age groups are welcome to join us. Interested authors can apply to have books featured on the library's social media channels. They may be asked to submit a short video for our India Author Instagram takeover on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Participation is not limited to Keene residents; members of surrounding communities are more than welcome to take part. Authors that have published traditionally or independently are welcome to apply. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28. The library will contact accepted authors by Friday, October 30. Interested authors can read the full participant guidelines at https://ci.keene.nh.us/keene-public-library/keene-public-library-indie-author-day-participant-guidelines.

With the rise of self-publishing services an indie presses, writers have more opportunities than ever to release their work. Indie Author Day celebrated the DIY spirit by providing the author and illustrators forums and workshops for all experience levels. The Keene Public Library has a great collection of creative writing resources at https://ci.keene.nh.us/keene-public-library/resources-writers. If you have a story to tell, the Keene Public Library wants to help you get in writing.

Indie Author Day is a component of Biblioboard's Indie Author Project. The Indie Author Project supports emerging, diverse, independent writers and promotes stronger relationships between self-published authors and local libraries. Through library partnerships across the country, the project provides programming and contests, which generate greater visibility and exposure for new and emerging writers and their works.

Anyone interested in participating should fill out the online application at https://tinyurl.com/KPLIndieAuthorDay. Please contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157 or gzachriah@ci.keene.nh.us with questions.   

 

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