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Keene Public Library Holds Indie Author Day on Oct. 14

The Keene Public Library invites the readers and writers to the second annual Indie Author Day on Saturday, October 14, 2017. This event, which will be hosted by almost 300 libraries across the country, is designed to bring local writing and reading communities together in their libraries to participate in author panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations, and more. It is an opportunity for the indie community to come together in the library to help local authors get discovered and for readers to find great new books from local writers. The doors open at 1 p.m. for refreshments and mingling. Authors working in a variety of genres and for a variety of audiences will be present. Some of the authors participating include Rodger Martin, Megan Applegate, Ceara Comeau, Betty L'Ursula (Rebecca Woodward), Michele Moore, Jaimie Scanlon, Ellen Tumavicus, Nancy Paquin, Kerri Cuevas, and Jessica Aiken-Hall.­

Presentations will Self-Publishing 101 with Vermont author Megan Applegate, Researching for Non-fiction Writing with author Michele Moore, and readings by Nancy Paquin and Rodger Martin. Children won’t be left out either. At 2 p.m. local author Rebecca Woodward will teach kids how to write and make their own books. Rebecca writes as Betty L’Ursula and has written 10 books for kids and adults. At 3 p.m. Brattleboro author Jaimie Scanlon and artist Ellen Tumavicus will talk about the process of working together on the picture book "Ralph Flies the Coop." Their presentation includes a reading, as well as discussion of the themes multiculturalism, intercultural understating, and foreign language learning, an art activity. Children and adults can learn some International games, representing the countries that Ralph visits.

The library is located at 60 Winter St. For more information, please call Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157.