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Local Author Showcase


As promised, I’m here to share my experience with my first Author event.

  • Location: The North Grenville Public Library in Kemptville, Ontario.
    When: Saturday, February 29, 2020
    Event Planner: Pam Welling, she also organizes the Writers’ Circle group that meets at the same location on Monday evenings.
    Authors in attendance:
  • Ian Angus
  • James Bertram

  • CJ Butler (cjbutler.net)

  • Jen Gilroy (jengilroy.com)

  • Kate Heartfield (heartfieldfiction.com) 

  • Michael Hurd (enterthewitness.com)

  • Mike McCann (theplaidraccoonpress.com)

  • Anna Myatt

  • Emily-Jane Hills Orford (emilyjanebooks.ca)

  • Lydia Peever (nightface.ca)

  • Jen Pretty (jenprettyauthor.com)

  • Hannah Reinbeck (reinbeckstudio.com) 

  • Dr. Jackie Schoemaker Holmes (empowermentforresilience.com)

  • Jagjeet Sharma (cod.ckcufm.com/programs/91/info.html)

  • Michel Weatherall (michelweatherall.allauthor.com) 

  • Michael Whittaker

Genres represented: Fiction, Fantasy/Fiction, Aurthorian/Fiction, Horror, Children’s Literature, Poetry, Global Economics, Nonfiction, Memoir, and Local History.

The local library was a great location, ample space to set up 16 authors in one room and a separate space to hold the Author Panel for readings and questions.

The residents and readers in the area showed their support. The turn out was amazing! Steady but not so busy that we (authors) felt overwhelmed. The event was well organized; from the planning, the preparation, and the setup. The staff on duty were attentive and helpful, offering the authors snacks and beverages.

Overall, a great experience and one I am looking forward to doing again.


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