Celebration of authors, books at Woodbury on Saturday

The Woodbury Public Library will host a celebration of writers and literature on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The library’s first Local Author Day will begin with a keynote address from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Nan Rossiter at 11 a.m.

Nan Rossiter

It will be followed by three separate author panels throughout the day.

Participants can chat with the authors of their books, both current and forthcoming.

The books will be available for purchase and autographed. The keynote address and panels will take place in the gallery space of the library.

The authors’ tables will be on the ground floor.


At 11:45 a.m., Poet Laureate and Woodbury moderator Sandy Carlson, “People Are Curious: Researching to Write,” a behind-the-scenes look at the importance of solid research and how writers find the facts they need. Panelists joining Sandy Carlson will be fiction writer Mary Doucette, non-fiction writer John Cilio, historical fiction writer Charles McNair, horror/sci-fi writer Patrick Moody and fiction writer Richard Seltzer.

Patrick Moody At 1 p.m., non-fiction writer Barbara Connery, children’s author Shelby Davis, humor writer Cindy Eastman, horror writer Erik Hanson, children’s author Sivan Hong and young adult author Lorien Lawrence will join teenage librarian and moderator, Marla Martin, for “What’s On Your Bedside Table? Books That Inspire,” a light-hearted discussion of books that attract authors, their favorite titles to to offer and what they have on their bedside tables.

Shelby Davis

At 2:15 p.m., local author and moderator Avye Andonellis will lead “So You Want to Get Published: Now What?” The roundtable will cover the many avenues of publishing, from self-publishing to traditional publisher, with these panelists: young adult author Jessica Bayliss, poet Sandy Carlson, non-fiction writer Mark Hehl, short story writer Kelly Lindell, young adult author Cindy Rodriguez and fiction writer Nan Rossiter.

For more information, visit woodburylibraryct.org/website or call 203-263-3502.

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