Springs Writers provides a FREE conference-quality workshop the first Monday of each month (except December, July & August) from 6:00–7:45 pm, Woodmen/Academy Hobby Lobby Classroom Room [against back wall behind "Employee Only" double doors], 6950 North Academy, Colorado Springs, 80918

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2009 Mountain of Authors Event

Pikes Peak Library District's third annual Mountain of Authors event showcasing local authors will feature New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis as the keynote speaker on March 28. Lewis, a Springs resident, is the author of more than 80 books, including the popular trilogy "The Heritage of Lancaster County." She is known for her Amish sagas and her novel, "The Parting," was on the New York Times best-seller list for nine weeks.

At two panel discussions, book lovers and writers of all experience levels will find tips and inspiration from a wide range of speakers. Local authors will be available for one-on-one discussions and book signings during the author spotlight and showcase.

The free program will be from 1 to 8 p.m. March 28 at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

No registration is required. For more information, call Krista Federico, 531-6333, ext. 1315.

Words & Pictures Panel

Todd Caudle, photographer of six books and dozens of calendars featuring his home state, including "14,000 Feet: A Celebration of Colorado's Highest Mountains," an award-winning coffee table book.

Michael Hague, a locally based illustrator perhaps best known for his series of children's classics, which includes such favorites as "The Wind in the Willows," "The Velveteen Rabbit," "Mother Goose," "The Secret Garden" and "Peter Pan." He has also collaborated with his wife, Kathleen Hague, on several best-selling books.

Maria Faulconer, a writer published in newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies for children and adults. Her children's book, "Arianna and the Strawberry Tea," was selected as a self-talker for Barnes & Noble

Publishers Panel

Doris Baker, publisher at Filter Press, which has won numerous awards, including the WILLA Award from Women Writing the West and the Colorado Book Award.

Lisa Gilman, Communications Manager for the Small Publishers Association of North America, an international trade association (www.spannet.org). She assists authors and small publishers in creatively promoting their books and improving their businesses.

Michael "Mick" Silva, a writer and editor for WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group with more than 10 years' experience in shaping, acquiring, and developing books for the spiritual/religious market.

March 28 Schedule

1-2 p.m. panel - Publishers
2:30-3:30 p.m. panel - Words & Pictures
4-5 p.m. - Author Showcase Spotlight
5-6 p.m. - Author Showcase (Book Signings)
6-7 p.m. - Keynote Speaker, Beverly Lewis
7-8 p.m. - Beverly Lewis Book Signing, Reception

Source: http://www.gazette.com/articles/authors_49495___article.html/author_march.html

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