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Winter Author Fest 2023

The Park County Library would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Winter Author Fest sponsored by the Park County Library Foundation on Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Cody Library.

The festival will begin at 10:00 a.m. with writing workshops from local authors. At 11:00 a.m., individual authors will read passages from their books. The Keynote Speaker will give his address at 1:00 p.m. and will be available for a meet-and-greets afterwards. Between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., local authors will be available to meet at their tables where they will showcase their books and be available for books signings. Be sure to stop by for this exciting event that is free and open to the public.

Writers’ Workshops

“The Power of Story” presented by Cathy Ringler – How to use storytelling techniques to bring energy and inspiration to the audience as well as move the action. Learn to define the purpose, identify the audience, and a three-step formula to craft the story.

“Better Stories/Better World” presented by Chad Hanson – Identify the people and the places that you care about and consider the forces that threaten the things that matter. Take a practical approach to writing for publication stories that call a reader to action.

“I Wrote a Book! Now What Do I Do?” presented by Linda Rae Sande – The how-to’s about building the team and the tools you’ll need to help bring your book to market, covering the basics about setting up your author business, publishing and promotion.

Keynote Speaker

The Park County Library Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker for the Winter Author Fest is Mark Spragg. Spragg is the author of Where Rivers Change Direction, a memoir that won the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers award, and the novels The Fruit of Stone, An Unfinished Life, and Bone Fire which take place in the Wyoming. All four were top-ten Book Sense selections and have been translated into eleven languages.

Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction with more than 31 items donated from local Powell businesses and authors. Author book baskets will be available to bid on, along with a movie star photograph collection, Olive Fell notecards, antique and/or rare books, and a Fennimore Cooper Collection book set. Silent auction items will be on display at the Powell and Cody Libraries in the days leading up to February 4th. Winners will be announced at the end of the day of the event. All proceeds raised will benefit the Powell Library Project, to help remodel and build a new Powell Library. Powell Library Design Concept Boards will also be available for viewing during the festival.

Featured Authors

ATTENTION: Park County Libraries will be closed Sat., May 25th - Mon., May 27th for Memorial Day.