Don’t miss Indie Author Day on Saturday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Zoom. Register in advance for this free event by visiting the Library’s website (sedonalibrary.org). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.
Indie Author Day is brought to you by Verde Library Group, a partnership of Verde Valley libraries that includes Sedona Public Library, Cottonwood Public Library, and Camp Verde Community Library.
The schedule includes these sessions:
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.—Welcome, Intro to Verde Library Group and BiblioBoard
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.—Editor and Writer: A Creative Partnership
Join editor Chelsea Burk in this discussion on how an editor can be a great resource to help a writer achieve the next step for their writing. In this talk, we will explore why a writer might want to hire an editor, what to expect when working with an editor, and how to choose the right editor who will forge a creative partnership to support the writer’s unique voice, vision, and goal.
Chelsea Burk is a freelance editor and submissions manager. She was the editor-in-chief of Thin Air magazine and has taught English at both the university and high school level. She has worked on a variety of editing projects, including doctoral theses, novels, and poetry collections. You can learn more at her website: chelseaburkedits.format.com.
11:15 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.—BREAK
11:25 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.—To Illustrate Well or Not at All: That Is the Question
Illustrator Jan Marc Quisumbing will discuss the importance of good illustration using Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with illustrations by Berni Wrightson.
Jan Marc “The Janimal” Quisumbing is a Jersey tomato roasting in the Arizona sun. A graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, he now resides in Sedona with his family and two cats. A former newspaperman and graphic designer, he serves as the acting president of the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association. The Janimal has been a staple at Verde Valley libraries and LibCons over the past five years. His work can be seen at thejanimal.com.
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.—Small Press 101
Learn the basics of how a small press operates with David Pischke. Topics will include: what a small press does, what we look for in an author/manuscript, our editing process, making a digital manuscript into a physical book, distribution, sales, and author royalties. There will be a Q&A session following the talk.
David Pischke is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Tolsun Books, a small, independent publisher based in Flagstaff, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He also teaches middle school structured English immersion and college composition. He lives in Flagstaff with his wife and two boys and his dogs named Hilda Doo and Huckleberry.
1:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.—BREAK
1:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.—The End: Really the Beginning
Learn how to create action, keep momentum, and maintain success as an author with Elizabeth “Jalex” Hansen.
Hansen is the author of the bestselling YA series “Lux.” She is inspired by strong women, unsung heroes, and large amounts of ice cream. Sometimes she writes.
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm—Open Discussion for Attendees
For more information, contact Judy Poe (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jamie Shea (email@example.com), or Carson Rawlston (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sedona Public Library
Column for November 6, 2020
Written by Judy Poe, Assistant Director
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