Writers are a notoriously solitary bunch, but on Thursday night, December 12, over 25 local authors will be joining together to strut their stuff at the Indie Authors Holiday Book Fair. Many of the writers will be reading their work, and all will be selling and signing copies of their books. This is your big chance to find out about talented local writers you may have never heard of, ask them questions about their work, get an inscribed copy of a local author’s work, and mingle with other lovers of literature.
There will be a variety of genres represented, from fun fiction like Beth Barany’s Henrietta the Dragon Slayer and Tim McAtee’s The Hipsters, to more serious books like Indigo Ocean’s Being Bliss, or Cheryl Derricotte’s Being the Grown Up. There will be plenty of Children’s books on hand as well, with books from Blood Orange Press and the Rad Dad himself, Tomas Moniz, who will be selling Bellies and Buffalos. Many authors, such as Matt Werner and Aliona Gibson, are Oakland natives whose roots are reflected in their work.
Authors will be reading continuously, with the children’s books being read early from 5:30 to 6:30 (bring your kids!), light fiction being read from 6:30 to 7:30, and fiction for adults and non-fiction read later in the evening from 8:30 to 9:30.
Admission is free, but you are encouraged to RSVP in advance at https://indieauthorbookfair2013.eventbrite.com.
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IF YOU GO:Impact HUB Oakland1423 Broadway (at 14th Street, by Frank Ogawa Plaza)6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Thursday, December 12.