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Indie Author Day @ The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

These days there are numerous authors publishing in Buffalo. Like any of the rest of our art mediums, writing and publishing is all around us. There are so many incredible resources in Buffalo, for those who want to pursue publishing, as a passion, or for a living.

Currently, The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is looking for local authors who want to help celebrate Indie Author Day. This is a free event that intends on promoting the works of Buffalo’s indie authors.

“There is a flourishing literary community here in Western New York, and we want to shine a light on the many gifted local writers,” stated Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski.  “The Library has made a commitment to include books by local authors in our collection, and we hope ‘Indie Author Day’ helps encourage new writers — and readers – to discover and appreciate this collection of books written by hometown writers.”

Indie Author Day is free and open to the public.  It is part of a first-ever national effort on Saturday, October 8 to connect local independent authors with public libraries across the nation.

Authors will set up in a tradeshow style format. They will be asked to interact one-on-one with their customers, while connecting with other local authors. There will also be a number of expert speakers on hand who will talk about the ins and the outs of the publishing trade.

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library at 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo will host “Indie Author Day” on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Authors local to Erie County are urged to sign up for this free showcase event – space is limited and on a first come, first served basis by e-mailing for an application. For more information, call 716-858-8900, follow this linkor visit the Library’s website at

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