Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Joliet Library Event: Winners All Around

Saturday, March 13, was a rainy, gray day -- perfect for an Author Fair!

Kate was one of thirty authors of all genres who filled every nook and cranny at the Joliet Library - Black Road Branch. While the authors enjoyed chatting amongst themselves about the business of book-writing, there was hardly time as a steady stream of patrons made their way through the shelves.

Many visitors were browsing for a good read or hoping to get an autograph from their favorite author, but particularly satisfying were conversations with aspiring writers. Kate talked with several people who had stories floating around in their heads, including youngsters who could barely write cursive and retirees considering a new avocation. Plenty of college-bound high schoolers were in attendance as well, gathering information to help plan their educational goals.

Kate held a drawing of visitors to the Joliet Author Fair for a family pass to Naper Settlement open air history museum. Jenn of Crest Hill was the lucky winner. Congratulations, Jenn!

For readers and writers alike, more Author Events are coming up next month: at the Fountaindale Library in Bolingbrook on April 10 and at the Bellwood Library on April 13. You are welcome to attend either of these events to chat with a variety of authors about books and writing.

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