Monday, May 16, 2011
Elliot Lake Writers' Fall Festival -- Calling All Writers to participate in our free Podium Presentations ..
October 22nd may seem far off but time has a way of disappearing. I believe early planning will help to ensure the success of the Elliot Lake Writers' Fall Festival.
Already we have rented the 7 vendor tables in our Book Fair.
Now I am focusing on what we are calling Podium Presentations ......
If you are an author and you would like an opportunity to read from your work to the public I will slot your name into my "readers' roster" for a half hour.
Perhaps you are presenting or attending a workshop in the morning?........then maybe you would like to schedule your 1/2 hour to read in the afternoon or vice versa.
Perhaps you have a vendor's table to sell your books but want to take a half hour away from your table to read. This reading will help promote your sales.
Perhaps you are a member of an out-of-town writers' group. Here is your opportunity to promote your work and to hopefully sell some books.
I am hoping that our own ELWW members will want to read from their work. I plan to talk, promote & read for half an hour and I hope you will want to as well.
The scheduling of the Readers Roster will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Readings will take place October 22nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the entire day. Each reader is allotted a half hour to talk about, promote and read from their book.
To participate is free of charge.
So get back to me ASAP with your name, your story, poem or book title; and your preference for morning or afternoon reading, okay?
Keep in mind from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. comprises 16 half hours. Already three authors have booked their time -- therefore the first 13 authors I hear from will have their names slotted into the roster.
Not only will this be an excellent opportunity for authors to present and promote their stories, poems or books.......the "Podium Presentations" will provide wonderful free entertainment to the reading public. With this in mind all readings must contain language that is suitable for families.
The date of the Writers' Festival is October 22nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre. Beside the podium there will be a table where for a half hour you can display some copies of your book to the public.
This free offer is open not only to Elliot Lake Writers but also to authors living out of town who plan to attend our Festival.
Thank you. And again I will post this email in my blog. And, remember, word of mouth can go a long way.
Co-Chair/Secretary Elliot Lake Writers' Fall Festival.