Hedberg Public Library will host its annual HPL Book Fest on Saturday, June 24, 2023. In addition to a keynote address from New York Times best-selling author Michael Perry, the event will feature writing workshops and an author fair.
If you would like to submit a workshop proposal, you may do so by completing the online Book Fest Breakout Session Proposal Form. Presenters will receive a $150 honorarium and an invitation to a special post-event reception with Michael Perry at The Venue and catered by Genisa Wine Bar. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2023.
If you are interested in participating in the author fair, please complete the online Book Fest Author Fair Application. The table fee is $25 and includes an invitation to the post-event reception. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.
Check out the event website and Facebook page for more details.
Writing Workshops – Session 1: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Elevated Writing: 15 Dialogue Techniques Create Masterful Prose
Presenters: Christine DeSmet and Peggy Joque Williams
- Fearless Truth-Telling: The Power of Owning Your Story
Presenters: R.B. Simon and Lisa Marie Brodsky
- So You Want to Write A Children's Book!
Presenter: Gayle Rosengren
Writing Workshops – Session 2: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
- Seeing Characters and Their World: Filtering Details through Point of View
Presenter: Ann Angel
- A 10-Step Plan for Self-Editing
Presenter: Nick Chiarkas
- A Six-Month Marketing Road Map for Launching Your Book
Presenter: Maggie Smith
Author Fair - 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Keynote: Michael Perry - 3 p.m.
Friends of HPL Author Reception with Michael Perry - 5 p.m.
*$10 for Friends Members / $30 for Non-Friends Members