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Posted October 9, 2023
November is National Novel Writing Month and we are ready!
The Matteson Public Library is presenting its First Annual Lit Fest, starting at 8:30 a.m., November 10th and 11th, 2023. Carol Burbank, MFA and award-winning writer, coach, and transformative educator will kick off Friday’s events with a keynote presentation.
Open to the general public, participants can network with more than thirty authors from the region. 11/10/2023 Friday’s events will include panel discussions and an interactive workshop.
An Open Mike event, sponsored by The Wexler Group at Keller Williams Preferred Realty, will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the Matteson Holiday Inn.
Authors will be on hand to display and promote their books at the library Author Fair on 11/11/2023 Saturday from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Applications for authors are no longer being accepted.
For additional information, call 708-748-4431
Thank You to our Sponsor!
Schedule of Events
Friday, November 10, 2023
Welcome and Safety Briefing by Nikeda Webb
Acknowledgments and program introduction by Sandra Mckay
Keynote Speaker, Paul Rodeen of Rodeen Literary Management
Traditional Vs Self – Publishing Presented by M.B. Henry and Sandra Mckay
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Two Guys and A Song presented by Terry Foote and Ken Jackson
Sell Your Books at Any Stage(Panel Discussion)
Kick Starting Your Novel or Short Story (Panel Discussion)
Telling a Story Five Different Ways – A Workshop
Daily Wrap up and information for Open Mike and next-day events.
Open Mike, sponsored by The Wexler Group, the Holiday in Matteson
Saturday, November 11,2023
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.