RASS On-the-Rise Authors & Promoting Patron Prose

Thursday, February 15, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:30pm
New Lenox Public Library District

Join us to hear from a panel of librarians discussing two creative writing-related topics: the benefits of writing workshops in a public library; and how to develop an Emerging Author Collection for your community.

From Northbrook Public Library, Mike Hominick and Kate Hall will teach you how writing workshops can help you reach a wider audience for your library and offer first-hand knowledge of what makes a successful (and sometimes not-so-successful) program.

From Glen Ellyn Public Library, Amy Franco, Susan DeRonne, and Jamie Simmons will discuss Emerging Author Collections. Self-publishing is easy and here to stay, and libraries cannot ignore this fast growing segment of the book world. Learn why and how a medium sized library developed an Emerging Author Collection for its community. Listen as a panel of public librarians discusses the policies and procedures that went into the creation of this important service, what decisions need to be made and what the next steps are. Discover how an Emerging Author Collection benefits the library, the new authors, and the writing community.

9:30-10am Breakfast and Networking
10-11am Presentation by Glen Ellyn
11-12 Presentation by Northbrook
12-12:15pm Questions from Attendees
12:15-12:30 Tour of the Library

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