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Third Annual Indie Author Day

Downtown Central Library Hosts Free Showcase for Authors

It can be tough keeping track of all of the books that are being written by Buffalo authors these days. That’s why it is so important to have author meet-ups, where the public can find a collective of authors all under one roof. Every year, the Central Library hosts an event that brings together over 50 local authors, making it the perfect outing for anyone interested in checking out the local literary scene. It’s a chance to meet the authors, learn about their books, get books signed, and feel good about supporting the authors, and the publishers that support the authors.

Over 55 local authors will be on hand to showcase their works.

The third annual Indie Author Day will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 11 am to 2 pm. Over 55 local authors will be on hand to showcase their works. The event is part of a worldwide effort to network local authors together with public libraries, in order to promote the indie literary and publishing scene. The event also offers an inside look at the world of self-publishing and marketing books.

“There is a strong and devoted literary community here in Western New York, and we are proud to shine a light on local authors,” said Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski.  “The Library is committed to including books by local talent in its collection, and we hope Indie Author Day will help encourage readers, writers and future authors to explore and appreciate the diverse literary offerings of hometown authors.”

The event will include:

  • Presentations by local publishing experts
  • Streaming videos featuring leaders in the self-publishing industry
  • Attendees can mingle with the local writers
  • Opportunities to purchase copies of the books
  • Book signings

Speakers include:

Christina Abt, author | Topic: “Everyone Has a Story: Writing for Journals, Memoirs, Newspapers & Books”

Hannah Gordon, Buffalo Heritage Press | Topic: “Digital Marketing for Authors and Digital Author Platforms”

Gary Earl Ross, author | Topic: “Good Readers Deserve Good Research”

Thomas Reigstad, author | Topic: “More Eyes: Everybody Needs an Editor”

Participating authors include*:

Christina Abt, Kelly Artieri, Susan Arts, Francesca Baase, Sandy Barton, Bailey Bastine, John Benzee, Martha G. Blessing, Meghann Boltz, Patricia Bond, Tamyara Brown, Liam Burke, Patricia Butler, Brigette Callahan, David Coleman, Kenyana David, Eva Doyle, Gretchen & Dennis Duling, TheArthur Duncan, Bill Faught, Marilyn Foote, Nancy Fuentes, Mark Goldman, Gerald L. Halligan, E.A. Hennessy, Brian Herberger, Linda Grace Kobas, Joseph Krygier, Betty Leader, Elizabeth Licata, Mark C. Lloyd, Kathleen Mancuso, Juanita McClain, Dawn Nicole McMillan, Lou Paduano, Greg Parkes, L.E. Peeples, Lissa Marie Redmond, Mariana L. Rhoades, Charles Roberts, Gary Earl Ross, Jeff Schober, Margaret Schwab, Susan Lynn Solomon, Shannon Spruill, Shane Stephenson, Sinead Tyrone, Nicole Tone, Max Warfield, Kristin Warham, Deborah Watkins, Karen Wielinski, and Mercedes Wilson

Third Annual Indie Author Day

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library at 1 Lafayette Square

Saturday, October 13, 2018

11 am to 2 pm

Free and open to the public

*Authors subject to change

For more information, call 716-858-8900 or visit the Library’s website at

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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