Discover new books, meet friendly local authors, or try your hand at creating a zine! Save the date for our Indie Author Day celebration of small press and self-published authors.

Saturday, October 12

Indie Author Panel, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Local Author Showcase, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
DIY Zine Workshop for Teens, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

(event flyer)

Sisters in Crime’s Indie Authors Tell All
12:00 – 1:30 PM in the Virginia Bennett Room
Join us for a panel talk of local crime writers, all of whom are indie authors. Come hear small press and self-published authors talk about why they chose indie/self-publishing, how they did it, and what they learned. See the panel talk flyer to find out more about the authors appearing.

With special thanks to the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime, a national organization which promotes the advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers.

Local Author Showcase
2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Community Room

Come meet the local talent at our Local Author Showcase!  Hear authors give short readings from their work in a variety of genres aimed at adults, teens, and children. Browse the tables where you can chat with authors and get your books signed. Co-sponsored by the California Writer’s Club Tri-Valley Branch.

For additional information see the event program with author bios and the list of when the authors are speaking.

Featured authors:

DIY Zine Workshop for Teens
2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Virginia Bennett Room

Join San Franciso Zine Fest in this hands-on workshop as they lead us through several zine construction basics. A zine (short for magazine) is any self-published work with a circulation of about 100 copies or less. The form is open-ended, and can accommodate for any number of mediums, from comics to poetry to photography and more, as long as it can be committed to paper. This is why zines have been a popular form of expression for marginalized and disenfranchised voices. For ages 12-18. No registration needed, just drop in. Space is limited to first 15 students.

We hope you can join us for this afternoon of events for book-lovers and aspiring writers! You can print the event flyer as a reminder.