New Tecumseth Public Library hosts CWC Author Showcase

Tottenham Community Centre, 139 Queen Street N., Multi-Purpose Room #2

May 03, 2024

Saturday, June 15th, from 1-5 p.m.

The last event, held in March 2020 (just before the pandemic shut everything down) was a great success. There were eleven of us, and we had lots of time to network as well as speak about and sell our books. For this event, the library is inviting eight authors to participate. Peter Pontsa and Hyacinthe Miller are coordinating on behalf of Regional Representative Jass Aujla.

Here is an overview of the afternoon:

1 to 2 p.m. – author setup. Depending on the space available, we may need to share tables for promoting/selling our books.

2 to 3:15 p.m. – Welcome and author presentations

  • For each author, the librarian plans to: read the author's brief bio (30 seconds), give them a few minutes to briefly outline their writing process or biggest challenge approaching their latest book (2 minutes), then ask the author their first-choice question as submitted (5 minutes).
  • We will have max 8 minutes per author. Starting with a question means the author is prepared, plus, their answers helped generate discussion with the audience members during the presentation and afterwards.
  • If time allows, the librarian will cycle back to the beginning of the author presenters and ask their second-choice questions.
  • There will be a handout/ program for attendees to take away with them, which will contain the author details.
  • Authors are invited to donate swag – a book, bookmark, postcard, etc. for a draw. The library will assemble baskets and prepare ballots for the prizes.

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Question & Answer period with the audience
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Refreshments, networking, book sales

If you are interested in participating, please email with the subject line – New Tecumseth Public Library Author Showcase, by May 10th.

Once the list of participants has been finalized, authors will be asked for a 50-word bio, headshot, photo of your book cover, two questions for the librarian to ask, and an indication of what you would contribute to the draw. If we have more authors interested in participating, we will organize another Showcase at a later date.

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