Tuesday, December 1, 2015

St. Charles City-County Library Local Author Event

Donna and Marcia
I'm a bit late posting this, but I wanted to make sure I shared these photos and gave a report on last month's local author event sponsored by the St. Charles City-County Library.

This is the first year the sixth annual event was held at the Spencer Road Branch in St. Peters.

In previous years the event was held at the Middendorf-Kredell Library in O'Fallon.

The change in location was because the number of authors has increased every year.

Pat, Marcia, and Donna

This year, with more than 100 mostly local authors (as well as many from as far away as Cape Girardeau and Rolla), the beautiful and spacious Spencer Road Branch was the perfect site for the event.


When I first read there would be more than 100 authors on hand, I wondered how the library would pull it off.


Doyle Suit
I was pleased and impressed how organized the venue was, with each writer assigned a specific table area and given help carrying their books and other materials inside.

The rooms were roomy and laid out to encourage foot traffic.

The snacks were plentiful, and the library gave away several door prizes.

The library staff and volunteers did an outstanding job with this special event.


Sioux Roslawski
It was my good fortune to sit next to two of my favorite writers, Marcia Gaye and Pat Wahler, both members to Coffee and Critique.

Doyle Suit, another C&C member, was not far from where we sat.


Sioux Roslawski and Candace Carrabus Rice were also nearby, and I was happy that I had time to chat with them and share a few memories and stories.

I'm looking forward to next year's event and meeting even more writers and readers. Hope to see you there too!
Candace Carrabus Rice










16 comments:

  1. I am thrilled to see a post from you as I have missed your blog activity. I assume you have been knee deep in novel writing...this looks like a great time for all at the library! Such good pictures...I see some people I "know". Welcome to December!

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    1. Hi Bookie,
      It's good to hear from you. I haven't been blogging lately because of writing and living! Hope all is well with you and you are writing and enjoying life. I cannot believe it is already December. Yikes. That means 2016 is only a month away.

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  2. Donna--It was great to see you. Have a great holiday, if we don't "chat" between now and then.

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    1. It was fun to see you and chat, oh, and write on the big yellow tablets!

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  3. Thx for posting those good photos. It was a fun and well-attended event, not just for the authors but for the large amount of readers who came through. There was something for everybody. The library staff was well organized and helpful and upbeat. I'm looking forward to next year.

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    1. Same here, Marcia. It was a pleasure to sit next to you and Pat. Your display was lovely!

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  4. The event was wonderful. I wish I'd gotten around to take more pictures instead of sitting and yakking. Oh well, when you get to sit next to friends, yakking is a lot more fun than photography!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  5. The event was wonderful. I wish I'd gotten around to take more pictures instead of sitting and yakking. Oh well, when you get to sit next to friends, yakking is a lot more fun than photography!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  6. Looks like a fun time and a well-organized event! I guess they had extra security to keep Sioux under control...

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    1. Hmm. Her table was located right next to the door ...

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  7. Hi Donna! Sounds like it was a well planned event and everyone had a wonderful time.

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    1. Hi Janet,
      It was fun. Hope all is well with you.

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  8. Hi Donna, How wonderful that your library hosted local authors--and so many of you! Hope you had good sales. A library in our county hosts local authors once a year at Christmas time--always a great time to see friends!

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    1. Hi Clara,
      Like you, we are truly blessed to have wonderful libraries. Hope you have a joyful Christmas.

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  9. Thanks so much for posting this, Donna. Looks like it was a wonderful turnout -- I'm so sorry I missed it. I really enjoy being able to visit with other writers. Spencer Library is so nice and roomy now -- perfect place to host the event. And the library staff county/city-wide do an outstanding job. As writers (and readers!), we are truly blessed. I'm hoping we'll chat before, but if we don't, have a wonderful holiday season with your family. We still need to get in that lunch!

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