Sunday, May 7, 2017

Writeup of the Derry Author Fest

We had a great time at the Derry Author Fest yesterday. The Derry, NH Public Library hosted a fun event, with panels, informative talks, informal table chats, and book signings by local authors.

Good turnout, with people attending the talks and buying lots of books!

Many thanks to Erin Robinson and the library staff who worked hard to make a successful event. The authors got welcome packages with hand-written thank-you notes, and great lunches from Panera.
Also thanks to the sponsors of the event (click here to see a full list), including the Water Street Bookstore, an independent bookseller (and we just celebrated National Indie Bookstore Day).

We had a special guest appearance by Rob Greene and Masheri Chappelle, both officers of the New Hampshire Writers' Project, an organization that supports and informs writers across the state of NH.

Here's Dan Szczesny, a Travel Writer, Journalist, and Author, with a new fan.


One big room was set up for the talks, with different authors chatting about different subjects and answering questions.

Here's K.R. Conway, a writing teacher who's got a YA dark urban fantasy series.

One speaker was Nicole Tadgell, a talented artist who illustrates children's books.

Another was Paul Durham, a children's author.

Here's Robert Crawford, the Poet Laureate of Derry

Poetry can be so shocking!

The last panel of the day sets up

And the final books get signed

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