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Indie Author Day

Next Date

Authors and publishers will be here with marketing info, panels, and workshops! Sponsored by the Aiken chapter of the South Carolina Writer’s Association & the Aiken County Public Library.

Schedule

Emcee: Steve Gordy

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Diana Hunt “The Good and the Bad of Travel Writing”

15 MINUTE BREAK – First drawing for “Blind Date with a Book” door prizes

11:30 – 12:15 p.m. – Mary Sturgill “So You Want to Do an Audio Book?”  Learn the Basics of Creating Your Audio Book and Growing Your Audience.

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. – LUNCHTIME/ Second drawing for “Blind Date with a Book” door prizes

“Don’t Think You Can Write? Don’t Worry About It. Get Ready for Writing Sprints with Ken Doyle”

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – YBR Publishing “The Yellow Brick Road to Print”

15 MINUTE BREAK – Third drawing for “Blind Date with a Book” door prizes

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Derek Berry “Publishing Short Fiction: A Guide to Literary Magazines”

A talk covering do’s and don’ts for submitting short fiction, both what to do in a cover letter and how to navigate the lit journal market.

15 MINUTE BREAK – Drawing for “Blind Date with a Book” door prizes

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Panel: Priscilla Denehy, Denise Parmentier, Kathy Widener “Turning Memories into Stories”

15 MINUTE BREAK – Final drawing for “Blind Date with a Book” door prizes

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Panel: Candace Carter, Mary Beth Gibson, Sasscer Hill “Focus on Fiction”

This is a recurring event. Repeating every two months.