It’s that time of year again when authors, readers and fans gather at West Hollywood Library and Park, 647 West San Vicente Blvd. in Los Angeles, across from the Pacific Design Center.
The good news is attendees can park at the Design Center free of charge. This year the 10th Annual Book Fair will be held on Sunday, October 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. following the grand opening of the NEW West Hollywood Library on October 1. Reading is alive and well in Los Angeles/West Hollywood!
What an opportunity this free event offers, with programming for all ages and interests. Here is the link to a handy map. Are you a mystery fan, or are comic books your thing? Neither of those? Don’t worry. The participating authors and their books are so diverse there is something for everyone from kids to seniors, members of the LGBT community, storytelling, and poetry readings. You will find 7 Author Panel Stages, 5 Performance stages and a Writing Room with workshops all day long. Workshops are limited to 25 attendees, so get there early. To check the full schedule, visit their website.
From 2:00 – 5:45 p.m. I will be signing my new books, Writers’ Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction, and the new Silver Sisters Mystery, Vanishing Act in Vegas, in the Greater Los Angeles Writers’ Society Booth (C11-14). The Fair features many celebrity authors this year, but then, this is the entertainment capitol of the U.S.
Wander through the booths for the opportunity to discover small presses, writers groups, and independent book sellers along with the big names. This is the place to find that perfect book and have it signed by the author. Check signing schedules at booths to see who the featured authors are and the times they will be signing.
In a bit of blatant self-promotion, I would love to sign a copy of either of my new books for you on Sunday. However, I know everyone will have booths they want to visit, books they want to buy and authors they want to meet, so be sure to visit all the wonderful booths throughout the day for an experience to remember. As I say on my website, “Books and Writing are the key to our imagination,” so as they say in the movies, “Come to the fair!”
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MORGAN ST. JAMES:
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Morgan will be presenting “You Don’t Say – Navigating the Quirky English Language” at the Sisters in Crime Los Angeles meeting, October 9. Check their website for details. This meeting is open to the public.