January 26, 2019
5TH ANNUAL INDIE AUTHORS FAIR
Are you an Indie Author? Do you want to be? Join us!
New this year: We are honoring our veterans by offering some writing tips just for them.
Do you have a book project to pitch? Have you struggled with whether or not you might need an agent? What is a micro press and how can you get published with one?
Authors with published books are invited to host a table in the book fair. Current Inlandia members are free, or join Inlandia at the Indie Author special rate of $25 for a full year’s membership. Confirmed author appearances include: Dave Gamboa, Lelia Kirkconnel, Robert Kirkconnel, Jose Chavez, Paulina Jaramillo, liz Gonzalez, Larry Burns, Michelle Gonzalez, Dr. Pat Spencer, and... you? Also, take part in our Sound Bites segments throughout the day to give a three-minute elevator pitch about your work!
Join us at 1 pm Keynote talk by veteran writer and UCR professor emeritus of history Dr. Carlos Cortes, “Reliving Your Past: The Many Faces of Memoir Writing”.
Breakout sessions include:
The Author/Agent Relationship with Jill Marr
What does it take to get an agent interested, keep them interested, and make the most of your relationship? In this workshop you’ll get an A-Z look at the publishing process that starts with getting an agent. You'll get tips about how to search for the perfect agent and learn what an agent does for authors. You'll also learn how to get an agent’s attention through polished and ready submission, as well as how to navigate the process of working successfully with an agent.
Crowdfunding for Writers with Becca Spence Dobias
Learn the options for crowdfunding your writing and best practices for doing so successfully. You will leave with a clear idea of whether or not crowdfunding is for you and, if so, what clear action steps to take to get started.
Getting Published by a Micro Press with liz gonzalez
What is a micro press? Learn what a micro-press is and the pros and cons of getting published by one.
Reliving Your Past: Memoir Writing Tips for Veterans
Join Dr. Carlos Cortes and special guest Aurelio Sanchez who will lead a discussion on how veterans can best share their stories, and why they should.
About the presenters:
Carlos E. Cortés is a professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of "The Children Are Watching: How the Media Teach about Diversity" and is a creative/cultural advisor for Nickelodeon's Peabody Award-winning children's television series "Dora the Explorer" and its spinoff, "Go, Diego, Go!", for which he received a 2009 NAACP Image Award. He performs his one-man autobiographical play, "A Conversation with Alana: One Boy's Multicultural Rite of Passage," across the country and has lectured widely throughout the world. He is General Editor of the "Sage Encyclopedia of Multicultural America," due out in 2013.
Becca Spence Dobias successfully crowdfunded her novel, Rock of Ages, with Inkshares, gaining 750 pre-orders in 60 days. The book is currently in production. She is the Project Manager for WritingBloc.com, which realeased its premier short story anthology, ESCAPE! on January 1st. Find her at beccaspencedobias.wordpress.com or on Twitter at @totallynotbex.
iz gonzález grew up in the San Bernardino Valley. She is the author of “Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected” (Los Nietos Press 2018) and the poetry collection “Beneath Bone” (Manifest Press 2000). Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have been published widely and have recently appeared in or are forthcoming in Voices de la Luna, the City of Los Angeles 2017 Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guideand Litbreak Magazine, and in the anthologies, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California and Voices from Leimert Park Anthology Redux. liz lives in Long Beach, California. She directs Uptown Word & Arts, promoting literacy and the arts, and is an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers Program. For more info: lizgonzalez.com
Jill Marr is a senior agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She graduated from SDSU with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. In a former life Jill worked in the creative services department at a local television station. She began her publishing career as Sandra Dijkstra's assistant the week after 9/11. Jill also wrote features and ads for Pages, the literary magazine for people who love books and continues to write book ads for publishing houses. Building her own list now for the past 10 years, Jill is interested in adult commercial fiction, with an emphasis on mysteries, thrillers, and horror, women's commercial fiction and historical fiction. She is also looking for non-fiction projects in the areas of science, history, narrative non-fiction, sports, politics, current events, health & nutrition, pop culture, humor and music.
Aurelio Sanchez is a clinical therapist focused on service to veterans. He is a retired Navy Senior Chief with nine overseas deployments, including having participated in the war responding to the attacks of 9/11, while flying Navy Hover Crafts (LCACs) and participating in the amphibious assault on Kuwait.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Camp Anza is located at 5797 Picker St, Riverside, CA 92503. Ample parking is available but take care not to park in resident parking.