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Bookstock: Memphis Area Authors Fair

Here's an event that is sure to be music to booklovers' ears: Bookstock. Sixty Memphis-area authors will showcase, sign, and discuss their books. The event takes place on Saturday, October 1 2011 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.  There will be two sessions: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Bookstock offers aspiring writers workshops to hone their craft. Goal, Motivation, and Conflict  will be conducted by BelleBooks publisher Debra Dixon. For those looking to get their books in print, Candace Spicer presents How to Get Published.  A two-topic session conducted by library staffers, Research 101 and How to Get Your Book on Library Shelves, covers the resources available to writers in the History Department and library policies related to purchasing books respectively. Workshops will be held twice—at 11 am and 2:30 pm.

Have you ever wanted to attend a live show taping? Bookstock offers you the chance. At 1 p.m. Stephen Usery, producer for the syndicated broadcast  Book Talk program, interviews Mark Greaney (Gray Man). Seating is limited for the Book Talk program and workshop registration is required. Call 415-2709 to register or for more information.