Greenwood Public Library Hosts Local Author Fair

Writer / Frieda Dowler
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In the world of creative writing, an average person now has the capability to write and publish a book. However, as the increase in books has happened, authors need ways to let people know about their works.

The Greenwood Public Library (GPL) noticed this increase in local literary works, and for the third year, they are hosting a Local Author Fair to promote local writers. Reference Librarian Valerie Moore has once again taken it upon herself to organize this event. The library invited Central Indiana authors to showcase their literary works Saturday, October 17 from 2-4 p.m. Think of a craft fair for books. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

About 40 authors will have tables throughout the library with creative displays, and their books will be available for purchase. Come prepared to buy with cash as purchases will be directly with the authors, and some do not accept credit card payments. Attendees may chat with authors about their subject or their publishing journey. It will be a great way to experience a variety of indie literary artists.

“Indie” is a term applied to independent works or pure works produced directly by the artist and not slicked up by industry professionals. What you read from an indie literary artist will be straight from their creative imagination.

Reading something published by one of the “Big Six” traditional publishers fits a formula based on what sells best. Think Nicholas Sparks. Yes, we love his romance writing because it makes us cry and feel all warm and fuzzy in the end, but who is to say an indie writer won’t evoke those same emotions? Many of the authors represented at the past GPL Local Author Fairs have been romance writers, and other genres of fiction and nonfiction are available as well.

Come and find out what’s in the imagination of local authors. Those willing to take a chance on purchasing a book by one of the authors at the GPL Author Book Fair just might be among the first to read something that could become as popular as the Harry Potter series.

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