You are invited to the Indy Author Fair on Saturday, October 29, at Central Library. Work on your writing skills. Listen to and meet some of your favorite authors! The fair will feature special activities for kids including these 2 free workshops!
- Illustration for Kids by Kids Workshop (12 – 1 p.m., Learning Curve Arena) – A hands-on illustration workshop presented by Art with a Heart
2. Writing for Young People Panel (1:30 – 3 p.m., Clowes Auditorium) – Interested in becoming a writer? Authors will share their experiences and expertise covering writing styles ranging from young adult novels to chapter books and picture books. Meet some of your favorite authors:
John David Anderson (aka Dave) is the author of critically acclaimed books for middle grade audiences, including “Sidekicked,” “Minion” and “Standard Hero Behavior.” A former writing instructor at the University of Illinois, he currently lives with his wife and two kids in Indianapolis, where he writes full time while also fulfilling the duties of a house-spouse. He thinks writing is the best…job…ever – except maybe for being a chocolate-stirring Oompa Loompa in the Wonka factory. That’d be sweet.
Skila Brown is the author of verse novels “Caminar” and “To Stay Alive,” as well as the picture book “Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks,” all with Candlewick Press. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up in Kentucky and Tennessee and now lives in Indiana where she writes books for readers of all ages.
Robert Kent is the author of the horror novels “All Together Now: A Zombie Story” and “The Book of David,” the middle grade novel “Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees,” and the novellas “Pizza Delivery” and “All Right Now: A Short Zombie Story.” He runs the popular blog for writers, Middle Grade Ninja. http://www.middlegradeninja.com/
Sarah J. Schmitt is a K-8 school librarian and Youth Service Professional for Teens at a public library, where she runs a teen writing program that combines Skype visits from well-known authors and screenwriters and critique group style feedback. She is the author of the YA novel “It’s a Wonderful Death.” Print, eBook
Be sure to check out books by some of this year’s Indiana Authors Award winners and finalists! Their first-ever Genre Excellence Winner, April Pulley Sayre and one of this year’s Emerging Author Finalists, Bill Kenley.