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The Authors Alliance will hold its 7th Annual Authorfest event on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 2 to 7 pm at the Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St. in Honesdale, PA. This event is held once a year to provide authors, poets, and readers a chance to come together to learn more about the craft of writing and to network with fellow literary fans.


Carol McManus, the chair for Authors Alliance, said, “We are rich with writing talent in our area. Many established as well as aspiring authors live and work in Wayne, Pike, and surrounding counties. We envision Authors Alliance as the unifying community where writers can meet, learn, share, and grow.”


Authorfest is the signature event of the year. The 2019 program will be of particular benefit to authors who are already published or aspiring to be published. Special guest speakers are Bob Levine and Suzanne Levine, both veterans of the publishing industry, Bob as a literary attorney and agent and Suzanne as an editor and writer. They will be speaking about the state of the publishing industry and the role editing plays in getting your work published and read.


There will also be a special program on how authors can maximize their presence on Amazon to increase sales. Barbara J. Taylor, author of All Waiting Is Long and Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night will speak about her journey as an author and her road to getting published.


The Authors Alliance in an outgrowth of the original Authorfest which was launched in 2012 by Juan Espino, Ann O’Hara and Lindsay Barrett George. The group’s mission is to “foster the professional development of regional authors, to promote communication throughout the literary community and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible audience.” Throughout 2020, the Authors Alliance will sponsor more programs on Writing Query Letters and Pitching to Agents, How to Go from Book to Film, Rhythm and Rhyme of Poetry, How to Spark Your Child’s Creativity with Only a Pencil and Paper; and they are planning a special event for authors to pitch their work to literary agents who are actively looking for new authors.


For more information, visit thecooperageproject.org/event/Authorfest for more information on this event. For updated offerings from Authors Alliance, go to thecooperageproject.org/learning/authorsalliance.




Please direct questions to:

Carol McManus

Chairman, Authors Alliance