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Library's 'Celebrate Authors' Festival features authors, workshops, book fair, more

LONGVIEW, April 3, 2014— The Longview Public Library invites the public to meet several published authors as part of the "Celebrate Authors" Festival. The event will feature approximately 35 authors. Activities include workshops, keynote speakers, book signings, book fair, and a special author luncheon.  Celebrate Authors will be held Thursday, April 3 - Saturday, April 5, at the Longview Public Library 222 W. Cotton Street. Most activities are free. However, the Friday Writer Workshop and Luncheon is a ticketed event at a cost of $20 per person.

The festival will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet authors such as Cathy Luchetti, author of "Medicine Women," which served as the inspiration for "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." David Hartwig will also be in attendance with his trained dogs and horse to discuss his book, "Skidboot: The Smartest Dog in the World." Other special guests include Mary Brooke Casad, author of the Bluebonnet the Armadillo Adventure series.

To register, please visit Library.LongviewTexas.gov. For more information about the Celebrate Authors event, call 903-237-1351.

Longview Public Library Celebrate Authors Schedule:

Thursday, April 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM:

Welcome Party / Meet & Greet (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Come meet the authors and get motivated to tell your story. The world is waiting...


Friday, April 4, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: (Doors open at 9:30 AM)

Authors will be available at tents and tables outside (weather permitting) for book signings throughout the day. (Free!)


Friday Workshop Sessions include:

Friday workshops with authors, including "Lunch with the Authors" (ticketed events at cost of $20.00) Register here.

10:00 AM - Story Structure with Anne Mateer

11:00 AM - Humor with Ann Everett

12:30 PM - Lunch with the Authors (Enjoy a catered meal at tables hosted by authors)

1:30 PM - Characterization with Mary Anne Miller

2:30 PM - Self-Publishing with Donald Burton

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Presentation "Women in the American West" by Cathy Luchetti

Seating for the workshops and lunch is LIMITED. Sign up today for this unique experience!


Saturday, April 5: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Book Fest and Author Signings, Free Family Fun!

Book fest, author visits, and book signings on the Plaza


Saturday Keynote Speakers: (Free)

10:00 AM Children's Author Mary Brooke Casad

11:00 AM Local Children's Author Marvin Mayer

1:00 PM Author Cathy Luchetti and Special Guest David Hartwig and his trained dogs and horse.


Join for a day of celebrating authors. No ticket required for Saturday.

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