Calling all Canadian Authors! Feature your books at Cdn Authors Assoc. 2014 Book Fest
The CAA-NCR will hold its First Annual Book Fest on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
This will not only display books for signing and sale, but will also permit readers to hear our CAA-NCR authors and other authors in Ottawa and surrounding area read from their books, and possibly discuss them in public discussion groups, to be selected according to genre. This will depend on the number of participating authors in each genre, such as: Canadian fiction, international fiction, gender issues, politics, children’s books, and erotica. List and sequence of panels will be determined and published, once all authors and genres are known.
Half hour long moderated panel discussions will alternate with half hour periods of browsing by readers, who will be able to interact with their favourite authors and ask questions privately at the authors’ tables. Q & A will also be permitted at the end of panel discussions, thus stimulating interest and sales.
Authors will rent half tables at $40. No sharing. (co-authors may also attend). They may have a chance to participate in the discussions, and in 2-minute videos of their reading, viewable on YouTube. Those who pay early will be assigned the best positioned tables. Local bookstores may be included ONLY after individual authors have been accommodated, depending on table space, which is limited.
DATE: Saturday 12 April, 2014, 10 am – 5 pm (lunch break 12:30 – 1 pm)
PLACE: Clark Hall, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa (free parking++)
ENTRY: $5 coupon which can be used towards purchase of any book!
RAFFLE: Raffle of donated books, to be held during inter-panel breaks.
FOOD: Full restaurant/bar within the centre.
READING: Participating authors will have the opportunity to read x 2 minutes. Video tapes of such readings may be possible, at no extra cost.
Authors: Please e-mail Qais Ghanem (firstname.lastname@example.org) VP Communications a list of your books including genre, to reserve a half table or more. You will then be asked to mail your $40 cheque, payable to CAA-NCR to our treasurer (address will be supplied at the time).