|(Seguin) – You will want to be sure and come out and Meet the Authors at this weekend's special library event. The Seguin Public Library will be hosting its first ever author meet and greet event -- an event that will showcase 10 of Seguin's talented local authors. |
Library Director Jacki Gross says the library wanted an opportunity to pair authors with individuals and families in the community.
"They are able to sell their work during the program, but it's more for the community especially other community members who also want to publish their work to kind of talk to these local authors and find out the best practices that these local authors have discovered. She's going to have five of the local authors do a little presentation during the program about their work or anything the author wants to cover. We're excited and we've had a great response. Who knew there were so many local authors," said Gross.
The featured authors this weekend will include Sandra Lee Cleary, Lilia Garcia, Ana Maria Gonzalez, Johanna K. Hansen, B.J. Jeffers, Michelle M.Johnson, Tito Pontecorvo, Antwyn Price, Steven S. Vrooman and Judy Watters.
Gross says the solicitation for local authors has been terrific with possible future events to be scheduled.
"The response has been very good. So Silvia (Christy, assistant library director) just wanted to see how it would go this go round. The plan was to make it kind of at least a twice a year program. It just gives local authors who self published a chance to kind of promote their work in a library setting," said Gross.
The author panel will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Book signing and meet and greet opportunities will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.