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business card graphicThis Saturday, 13 December, two ECWG members will be at book signings in the area, just in time for holiday giving.

Evelyn Christensen will be at the Half Price Books on Tiverton Way (off Nicholasville Road) in Lexington from 2-4 p.m.

Chris Kelder will be be at the Half Price Books on Sir Barton Way (off Man O’ War at Hamburg) in Lexington from 1-4 p.m.

Take some time on Saturday to stop by one or both of these events and say hello!

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This Thursday 9 October, past ECWG member Jesse Sisken will speak at the Tates Creek Library in Lexington about writing and publishing his novel, Cavanila’s Choices, the first in his Minoan Gold Trilogy. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Call 859-231-5500 to register.

On Saturday 18 October, ECWG member Christopher Kelder will take part in the second annual Local Kentucky Author Book Bazaar at Bakery Blessings & Books, 1999 Harrodsburg Road in Lexington. The event, which runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., features authors reading as well as signing and selling their books.

ECWG facilitator Jennifer Barricklow will lead a pair of writing workshops at two Lexington Public Library locations this week. The first will be held at the Eagle Creek Library on Wednesday 9 October, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; the second will be held at the Central Library on Saturday 11 October, from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Both hands-on workshops will explore using tarot (and other pictorial systems) as a tool for writing. Neither workshop is a requisite for the other. The second workshop will feature different techniques from the first and will allow more time for writing and practice. Call 859-231-5500 to register.

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business card graphicThis Saturday, August 23, two ECWG members will be at book signings in the area.

Evelyn Christensen will be at the Morris Book Shop in Lexington along with other local authors of children’s books. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and will include readings, storytelling, and games as well as book signing by the authors.

Charlie Roe will be at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort as part of the seventh annual Gathering of Authors from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Writers from across the Commonwealth will be there to talk with readers and other writers as well as to sell and sign their books.

Take some time on Saturday to stop by one or both of these events and say hello!

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This Saturday, May 31st, from 9-12:00, ECWG member Evelyn Christensen will be at the Homegrown Authors booth at the Lexington Farmer’s Market on Main Street selling/signing (hopefully) her Kentucky Puzzles and other books. She’d love to see any of you who might there.

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Cosplay = costume + play

If you find yourself in Lexington and wondering what to do this Saturday, April 5, consider joining ECWG member Bob McKinley at the first annual Bluegrass Cosplay Con at the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Pike. For information on workshops, vendors, contests, special guests, and more, visit http://bluegrasscosplaycon.com/.

 

Calling all Y/A  fiction writers!

Writer’s Digest is sponsoring a free, agent-judged contest for book-length young adult fiction. What could you win? Exposure to an agent and a critique of your work! Visit http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/15th-free-dear-lucky-agent-contest-young-adult-fiction for details. But hurry: the deadline is April 9. (And thanks to ECWG member Robin Baskette for the tip!)

 

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stacked booksThere are still a few author spaces available at the Local Kentucky Author Book Bazaar that will be held at Bakery Blessings and Bookstore in Lexington next month. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, and features author presentations, readings, and book signings. Bakery and bookstore owner Jan Sullivan has allowed time and space for 35 authors, including ECWG member Chris Kelder,  to participate.

Bakery Blessings and Bookstore is located at the corner of Harrodsburg and Lane Allen Roads in Lexington. The address is 1999 Harrodsburg Road and the telephone number is (859) 554-6044. The BB&B Facebook page has a schedule of events, maps, and other information.

If you’re interested in participating, contact Jan Sullivan for details and information.

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Harlequin Mira author and ECWG member Tiffany Reisz was featured in the Lexington Herald-Leader this week: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/26/2311329/lexington-couple-benefit-from.html#storylink=misearch. The article talks about how her writing career, and that of boyfriend and fellow author Andrew Shaffer, have gotten an unexpected boost from the runaway success of the fan fiction phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey.

Andrew will be discussing and signing his hilarious parody, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington this evening at 7:00 p.m. Tiffany and other ECWG members will be in the crowd, so come out to Lexington Green this evening and meet a whole bevy of local authors!

Update, 31 August 2012 — Tiffany was also featured in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/story/2012-08-29/erotica-trend-fifty-shades-of-grey/57416594/1

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