Mentors vs Gatekeepers – reposted from Keanan Brand

This post by Keanan Brand is spot on with my experiences and thoughts on this topic.

 

Mentors v. Gatekeepers

 

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2016 Kent County Library’s Authors & Audiences – epilogue

I had a great time at the Authors and Audiences event at the Kent County Public Library yesterday. Since I didn’t have a minion to stay at my table and acted as minion for several others, I didn’t get to hear Mindy Klasky speak, but we chatted a bit and she was so personable and encouraging.

I also got to see some friends: Christy Shaffer, Liz DeJesus, (and meet her mom – who is so lovely, now I see where Liz gets it from!), Kristen Corbett, Kenneth Straws, and Jason Mears. And it was great to see a fellow author I hadn’t seen since an event early last year: Will Hahn!

Also thanks to friends who work at the library: Kristi Rinkenberg and Hilary Welliver for all your hard work in putting this event together every year.

(And I didn’t post yesterday because I came home and crashed. I think I borrowed too many spoons! LOL)

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2016 Kent County Library’s Authors & Audiences

Tomorrow is the day!
The Annual Kent County Public Library’s Authors and Audiences event!
With lots of exclamation points!!!!!!!1 <—and a one at the end to show how really excited I am! Come and visit if you wish to see in person just how excited. 🙂

Authors and Audiences 2016

Being lazy, instead of typing out details, I’m posting this invitation from the Kent County Library:

You are cordially invited to attend Kent County Public Library’s sixth annual Authors and Audiences event on Saturday, April 16 from 1-3 pm! We are excited to present so many local authors and give you the opportunity to meet with them. The books the authors have on display are for sale. Don’t hesitate to ask for a signed copy – they would make perfect gifts, too!

Our distinguished group of showcased writers and illustrators includes USA Today Bestselling Author MINDY L. KLASKY. We are also pleased to present

L.S. KING
LIZ DEJESUS
CHRISTY SHAFFER
JUDITH REVEAL
LEONCIO OPIO
LIZ REYES
JOREEN Y. SYKES
PASTOR ALEXANDER COLE
YOLANDA SOTO
GRACE ATEA AMPOFOH
KIMBERLY A. WILLIAMS
HAROLD O. WILSON
RAMONA DEFELICE LONG
GIGI WILLIAMS
WILL HAHN
RAMONA LONG
BROCK KALIM
JUDY WILSON
JEAN DAVIS
MAGGIE ROWE

At 2:00 that afternoon, USA Today Bestselling Author Mindy Klasky will be giving a presentation. Ms. Klasky is the author of multiple short stories, nonfiction essays, and novels including The Glasswrights’ Apprentice, which was discussed in libraries across Kent County this Spring.

Please be sure to visit the conference room during your stay for some refreshments provided by the Friends of Kent County Public Library.

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