Quesnel readers discovered the considerable talents of Northern B.C. writers at the Authors’ Fair held May 24 at the Quesnel Library.
There were 29 authors in attendance coming from Quesnel and communities as far away as Smithers and Merritt. Most genres were represented. The authors included those that were traditionally published and those who chose the self-publishing route.
Each author donated one of their books to a raffle. Several businesses and the QADAC donated door prizes and an item for the author’s goodie bags. Judging from the delighted laughter erupting from the draw, the raffle was well received and refreshments enjoyed.
We will examine the results of the survey collected from the attendees and adjust our future plans. The committee is hoping to repeat this event in other communities and perhaps again in Quesnel. We could make this an all-day event with a program for the authors in the morning and the book sale in the afternoon.
Thank you to Beverly Fox, Tracy Bartsh and Lin Weich for their hard work in organizing this event.