Meet authors, browse book booths and attend free writing workshops!
Burlington Public Library hosts the 3rd annual Sterling Lord Writers and Readers Festival on Friday, November 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This celebration honors native son and famed literary agent Sterling Lord. Over twenty authors will be available to share their work, writing tips, and experience with attendees.
Several free workshops are available for aspiring authors including:
10am: Publishing Iowa’s Local History
11:15am: It’s All Around Us: Everyday Poetry
12pm: Publishing 101
1:15pm: Researching Your Book
2pm: Challenged Content
2:45pm: Marketing Your Book
3:30pm: On-Demand Publishing
Visiting authors include: Bruce Carlson, Barbara Carroll, Gary Chapman, Rachelle Chase, Alexander Dawson, David Dorris, Russ Fry, Linda Gerdner, Anthony Gerst, Lyle Gibson, Adam Kugler, Mary Krohlow, Sandy Levins, Dennis Maulsby, Leigh Michaels, Tommy Murray, Carson Ode, Austin Sane, Ruth Skeins, and Connie Wilson.
Additional programs this month engage writers and readers as Jane Sutter provides a free Blogging 101 workshop on Saturday, November 4 at 10am designed to support digital authors as they grow their following and readership and the library hosts a NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) "Write In" on Saturday, November 18 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, please call for Rhonda at 319-753-1647.