Local Authors Fair
Enjoy a full day of books, art, and family friendly events - meet local authors and illustrators, attend panels, discussions, workshops, and special storytimes!
10:00am in the Board Room: “Memoir Writing Workshop” – Learn techniques for writing your memoir from a local published author, Antoinette Kennedy. For teens and adults *Registration required.
10:00am in Conference Room A: “Grief and Sadness in Children’s Literature” local author chat with Cindy Baldwin.
11:00am in the Board Room: “Quick Drawing Tips” – Learn some quick drawing tips from established local illustrators, Mark Fearing and Norm Grock. For teens and adults *Registration Required.
11:00am in the Storytime Room: Join us for a special guest Storytime presented by local author Peter McCleery. All ages.
11:00am in Conference Room A: Local author chat on “Plotting vs. Storyboarding vs. Pantsing” presented by Kerry Blaisdell.
12:00pm in the Community Room: Bring your lunch and participate in Trivia hosted by library staff.
1:00pm in the Community Room: “Building a Writing Career from Scratch in Spite of it All” presented by Ken Scholes.
1:00pm in the Board Room: “Young Writers Workshop” - Join us and get your creative thought processes jumpstarted by local authors Carolyn O’Doherty and Cindy Baldwin. Participants will respond to writing prompts and share their writing if they choose. Open to young writers ages 10 and up *Registration required.
1:00pm in the Storytime Room: Join us for a special guest Storytime presented by local author Stephanie Shaw. All ages.
1:00pm in Conference Room A: “Picture Book Pacing and Poetry” local author chat with Addie Boswell.
2:00pm in the Community Room: “Writing Graphic Novels and Comics” panel with authors Adam Watson, Justin Rueff, and Terri Nelson.
2:00pm in the Board Room: “Balancing Life and Writing” Q&A session with authors Ken Scholes, Cindy Baldwin and the Macalino authors.
2:00pm in Conference Room A: “Writing Scary Stories for Kids” local author chat with Laurel Gale.
3:00pm in the Community Room: “Writing Picture Books” panel with authors Peter McCleery, Addie Boswell, Raymond Macalino, Mark Fearing, and Stephanie Shaw.
3:00pm in the Board Room: “Writing Diversity” Q&A session with authors Maquel A. Jacob, Lisa Cohn, and Jae Xerrano.
3:00pm in Conference Room A: “Random Acts of Journalism: Indie Reporting in Washington County” local author chat with Justin Pot and Chas Hundley.
4:00pm in the Community Room: “Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy” panel with authors Jae Xerrano and Maquel A. Jacob.
4:00pm in the Board Room: “Publishing Models” panel with authors Kerry Blaisdell and John Dover.
4:00pm in Conference Room A: “Writing Romance” local author chat with authors Debby Dodds and Evelyn M. Hill.
OTHER LIBRARY EVENTS
11:00am in the Collaboratory: “Card Makers Social Club Meet-up” Join us and learn how to make all kinds of Cards using papers, Rubber Stamps, Ink, and use crafting tools like embossers! We have basic supplies and equipment. Feel free to drop in anytime and bring your own projects.
3:30pm in the Collaboratory: “Slow Correspondence, The Art of the Handwritten Letter” Learn the art of handwritten correspondence! Letters, cards and compliments in the mail can be easy, personal, and beautiful. *Registration required for this two-part series
*REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS ONLINE AT Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/LibraryEvents, OR CALL 503-615-6500
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