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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Deltona Library Book Fair

From Josephine Qualls

June 24, 2013,

HELLO AUTHORS!!!
Or should I say, Buongiorno, Bonjour, Buenas Dias, Guten Abend, Shalom, Hi y’all…,

Travel is the theme of the Friends of Deltona Library’s upcoming 3rd annual Authors Book Fair.  “Let Your Imagination Take You Away” is our tag line. 
You are invited to participate in this exciting event scheduled for:

Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10-4 pm.

We ask for you to join in the fun and dress in the attire of your book’s setting!  Decorate your table to make the patrons feel as if they have stepped into your characters’ world.  If you are not sure of your travel theme, we are here to help you decide!
  
Before our doors open, you are invited to a free author workshop conducted by Donna Loader, CEO of Royal Support Services, Inc. 

During the event, there will be 20 minute author speaking presentations in our adjacent room.  We will have prize raffles!  We will have generous sponsors handing out goodies to the attendees!  We will have media coverage before and during the event!

You and a guest will be invited to attend our free cocktail reception with no-host bar at Ruby Tuesday’s at 1212 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, Fl. 32763.

Tables cost $50 for a full 6 ft table or $25 for a shared table.
The optional 20 minute author speaking slots are $25.

To have your short-story, children’s, or poetry read by one of our invited VIP guests, we ask for a suggested donation of $25 to be made our organization.  It would be totally cool to have your book read by one of our guest VIPs!!

The application deadline to attend this event is July 31, 2013.  However, if space remains, we may accept some authors who “missed the boat.”

If you cannot physically attend the event, but still want us to promote your book by displaying your flyers and contact information, the fee is $25 to be on our “Gone Fishin” table.

Please review the attachments and mail the signed two page form and a copy of each book title you plan to sell at the event to the address listed at the bottom of the application.  Your payment may be made through the mail along with the application or electronically through PayPal.

We are looking forward to seeing you there… with beret, and all!

Aloha, Bon Voyage, Ciao, Sayonara, Auf Wiedersehen, May the Force Be With You,

Theresa D. Berger
Theresa D. Berger
Friends of Deltona Library
3rd Annual Author Book Fair Chairperson
386-215-1904


  2013 DELTONA AUTHORS BOOK FAIR
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
AUTHOR APPLICATION

NAME_________________________________________
EMAIL_________________________________________
HOME PHONE___________________ CELL PHONE__________________
MAILING ADDRESS____________________________________________
                                                                         CITY                   STATE     ZIP
SIGNATURE__________________________________________________

Please initial where applicable:

___ I PLAN TO ATTEND THE NO-HOST COCKTAIL RECEPTION ON FRIDAY EVENING AND BRING ___ GUEST.

____ I PLAN TO ATTEND THE FREE AUTHOR WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY MORNING AT 8:45 AM.

____ I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE EITHER: ½ TABLE 3’ ($25)  ___or FULL TABLE  6’ ($50) __  IN EXHIBITION HALL. I plan to share a table with  ________________________________________.  

____ I WOULD LIKE TO CONDUCT A 20 MINUTE PRESENTATION DURING THE DAY’S EVENT ($25 FEE) ***PRESENTATION TOPIC MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE***

____ I WOULD LIKE A VIP TO READ MY CHILDREN’S BOOK OR SOME OF MY POEMS ($25 SUGGESTED DONATION)

____ I NEED AN ADDITIONAL NAME BADGE: ________________________
                                                                                       FIRST AND LAST NAME                  

____ I WOULD LIKE TO DONATE A “STAND-ALONE” PRIZE ITEM TO THE RAFFLE TABLE.

____ I WOULD LIKE TO BE A CORPORATE SPONSOR AT LEVELS OF: $1,000/$500/$250/$150
*** Please contact committee for SPONSORSHIP RULES AND REGULATIONS***

____ I UNDERSTAND IMPORTANT RULES OF THE EVENT: DISPLAYING TRAVEL-THEMED TABLE, NO CHILDREN AT TABLE, NO EATING IN EXHIBITION ROOM, NO LATE TABLE SET-UPS OR EARLY BREAK-DOWNS.

____ I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND EVENT BUT WOULD LIKE MY BOOK INFORMATION DISPLAYED AT THE “GONE FISHIN’” TABLE ON MY BEHALF ($25 TABLE FEE.) 

____ I UNDERSTAND ALL BOOKS I PLAN TO SELL AT EVENT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THIS APPLICATION AND ARE SUBJECT TO COMMITTEE’S APPROVAL.  BOOKS WILL BE RETURNED ON DAY OF EVENT OR MAY BE DONATED TO THE LIBRARY.

____ I UNDERSTAND ALL MY BOOKS ARE MY ORIGINAL WORKS AND ARE PROFESSIONALLY PUBLISHED. 

____ I UNDERSTAND I MAY NOT SELL OR PROMOTE ANY OTHER ITEMS OR SERVICES BESIDES MY APPROVED BOOKS.  I WILL MAINTAIN MY PROFESSIONALISM AT ALL TIMES.

____ I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.  IF I CAN NOT ATTEND EVENT AFTER SUBMITTING PAYMENT, MY BOOKS MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE “GONE FISHIN’” TABLE.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED DUE TO  INCLEMENT  WEATHER RESULTING IN CANCELLATION OF EVENT.  MONIES WILL BE APPLIED TO RAIN-DATE EVENT.

____ I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I MISS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE, I MAY STILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN  EVENT IF SPACE PERMITS.  HOWEVER, MY AUTHOR INFORMATION MAY MISS THE PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL PRINT DEADLINE.

MY WRITING BEST FITS THE FOLLOWING GENRE(S):

__FICTION                                      __EROTICA/ROMANCE         
__NON-FICTION                             __POETRY
__FLORIDA HISTORY                    __HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
__MYSTERY                                   __CHILDREN’S
__ADVENTURE                              __YOUNG ADULT
__SCI-FI                                          __SELF-HELP
__COOKBOOK                               __OTHER_________________________


RETURN THIS 2 PAGE APPLICATION WITH YOUR 1 SAMPLE OF EACH BOOK YOU PLAN TO SELL AND CHECK/MONEY ORDER MADE PAYABLE TO FRIENDS OF DELTONA LIBRARY TO:

DELTONA REGIONAL LIBRARY
2150 EUSTACE AVE.
DELTONA, FLORIDA 32725
ATTENTION: 2013 AUTHORS BOOK FAIR COMMITTEE


To pay application fees via PayPal  visit http://www.friendsofdeltonalibrary.org
Application and book samples must be mailed or dropped off to above address.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2013




Friends of Deltona Library, a 501 (c)(3) organization
2150 Eustace Avenue, Deltona Florida 32725

  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Free Writing Course and Kids Writers Meeting

Bill.MacDonald@charlottefl.com
Date: Tue Jul 9, 2013 10:44 am ((PDT))

The Charlotte County Library System, a division of the Charlotte County
Community Services Department, is pleased to announce Out of Sight, Out
of Mind: Writing in the Fictional Point of View at the Mid-County
Regional Library on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. Ken Pelham
first-place winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award for his novel
Brigands Key will lead this informative workshop presentation. Ken
covers how-to (and how-not-to) on the fine points of writing
consistently from a character's point-of-view, you'll learn to avoid the
traps of viewpoint. Writers of narrative nonfiction will learn how the
same techniques apply to their work. This program seminar is free and
open to the public. Reservations not needed. Call 941.613.3166 for
more information.


Hi, to all those who write for children.

The July Kids stuff meeting will be from 10:00 until 12:00 on Saturday the
13th July in room 116 (enter through the library next to the auditorium at
Edison College on Airport road in Punta Gorda.)

If you would like your work critiqued, bring a few copies to share.

You are welcome to just listen to this great stuff our friends have created
for kids.

Thanks to Mary Lundeberg for moderating the June meeting.

I will see you all on Saturday.

Paul, the '75 year old Kid'

Friday, July 5, 2013

International Writers Contest








Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2013: Open for Entries


Dear Ed,

I hope this email finds you well. I’m Alexandra, and I’m writing with an exciting opportunity for your network at Sarasota Writers Group. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition is now open for entries, and I’d really appreciate it if you could help spread the word as we’re really keen to engage with writers in the USA!

It would be great if you could share this message with your members in your e-newsletter or via email:

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition offers both existing and aspiring writers the chance to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates and nurtures creative talent, inviting writers to submit imaginative and original work in either category for entry: Poetry or Short Fiction.

Prizes include £500 prize money, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual and a selection of books from partner organisations. Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted and the deadline for entries is 31 August 2013. For more information please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting.

Would it be possible for you to share this message on Twitter about the competition?

Submit your #creativewriting, #poetry and #shortfiction to @AestheticaMag Creative Writing Competition before Aug 31 http://tinyurl.com/ckktess

I’d be happy to provide more information about the Creative Writing Competition, so please feel free to email or call me to find out more. I look forward to hearing from you and many thanks in advance!

Best wishes,
Alexandra

Alexandra Beresford
Aesthetica Magazine
PO Box 371
York
YO23 1WL
(0044) (0)1904 629137


I do hope that you will be interested in our 2013 competitions. However, if you would like to be removed from my contacts, please click here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July Meeting

Dear Members,

Our next meeting will be:
July 8th at 5:PM to 7:45PM
Location:
Elsie Quirk Library-upstairs conference room.

We are looking forward to seeing all members. The topic for discussion will be the difference in cost and production methods for black and white pages versus color pages.

Please bring something to read.

We welcome all who have an interest in writing.