Story by Sara Paul
Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, located at 89 Windermere Ave. in Greenwood Lake NY, will kick its “Indie Author Event Series” on Sun., Mar. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. The free series will feature a weekly book talk series that will include author discussions and question and answer sessions.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet local writers and purchase signed copies of their books. Authors will read passages from their work and talk about the writing process, as well as the inspiration behind their books.
Shoppe manager Maria Stasolla said, “It is also an opportunity for readers and writers to interact with a published author and ask questions about the creative writing process, editing and publishing. Cover design, page fonts, paper selection, and licensing are all important factors as well. There’s a lot that goes into the writing and production of a book and so this is a way for aspiring writers to get an inside look into the full process.”
The first sessions will feature local author Susanne Meyer-Fitzsimmons, who will discuss her two books published last year: the award-winning Deep Living: Healing Yourself To Heal The Planet and Wisdom From The Deep Living Blog, based on the author’s Deep Living Blog.
“The talk will focus on the chaotic cultural times we live in, why they are chaotic and how they can also be incredibly creative, and what the reason for the chaos is,” Meyer-Fitzsimmons noted.
The calendar for the remaining sessions is as follows:
- , Apr. 8: Marilyn Johnson, Lives In Ruins.
- , Apr. 15:Thomas Mattingly, The Single Father’s Guide to Life, Cooking, and Baseball.
- , Apr. 22: Dan C. Gunderman, Synod.
- , Apr. 29: Karen Corinne Herceg, Out From Calaboose and Marisa DeMaio, Meltdown In Paradise.
- , Mar. 6: John F. Simon Jr., Drawing Your Own Path.
- , May 20: Maryann McFadden, The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife.
Stasolla is also excited about the Shoppe’s upcoming “Writer’s Circle,” which will take place on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
“We’re about community, creativity, and sharing the joy of books – all kinds of books,” said Stasolla.
For more information, call 595-1851.