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2017 Indie Author Day, Sat., Oct. 14

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Local Authors to Participate in Second “Indie Author Day”

Downtown Central Library Hosts Showcase for Authors on

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library at 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo will host its second annual “Indie Author Day” on Saturday, October 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More than 50 local authors will showcase their publications, representing a cross-section of all types of literature.

Part of a worldwide effort to welcome and connect independent authors with public libraries, “Indie Author Day” will offer local writers and authors a rare opportunity to network with others about writing, marketing and the various publishing options available for independent authors. The event features presentations not only by local publishing experts, but also by national leaders from the self-publishing industry via video.  Attendees can mingle with local writers and purchase copies of books at this event, which is free and open to the public.

“There is a strong and devoted literary community here in Western New York, and we are happy to shine a light on local authors,” said Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski. “The Library has made a commitment to include books by local writers in its collection, and we hope ‘Indie Author Day’ will help encourage new writers – and readers – to discover and appreciate many new literary offerings by hometown authors.”

Speakers include:

Jonathon Welch                                 "Independent Bookstores and Independent Owner, Talking Leaves… Books                Authors: Can We/Should We Dance?”


E.A. Hennessy                                    "Tips and Tools to Keep Your Story Organized"

Author, The Gaslight Frontier series

Karen Wielinski                                  "Embracing Writing Groups”

Author, One on the Ground


Marti Gorman                                     "Hybrid Publishing vs. Self Publishing: Publisher, Buffalo Heritage Press       Which is Best for You?"


Local participating authors are:

Christina M. Abt                                 Len Kagelmacher

Francesca Baase                                 Bradley Kaye        

Steve Banko                                       Sarah Klaiber

Matt Bindig                                        Deborah Madar

Donald Blank                                     Peter McNeela, MD

Tamyara Brown                                  Ella Mentry

Liam Burke                                         Patrick Michaels

Marilyn Cappellino                              Jeffrey Charles Naish

David Coleman                                   John-Allen Price

Rachel A. DiNunzio                            Mary Pierre Quinn-Stanbro

Rick Falkowski                                    Charles H. Roberts III

Linda Grace                                        Gary Earl Ross

H.L. Grey                                            Margaret M. Schwab                           

Gerald L. Halligan                              Linda R. Smolarek

Regina Hennegan                              Sinead Tyrone                                               

E.A. Hennessy                                   Deborah Watkins

William Herman                                 Bonita M. Whitlock

Dick Hirsch                                        Karen Wielinski

John Wingspread Howell                   La Venia Wilson

For more information, call 716-858-8900 or visit the Library’s website at www.BuffaloLib.org.