Indie Writers Unite

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Two volunteers from the audience assist Marina Aris (far right) in a demonstration on how to pitch your independently published book to a bookstore

Last year the first Indie Author Day was celebrated in libraries around the world and in

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Richie Narvaez reads from his short story, “In the Kitchen with Johnny Albino”

North Brooklyn’s case at the Greenpoint Library. On October 14th, the 2nd Annual Indie Author’s Day was hosted by Marina Aris at the Williamsburg Library. “Since I started the Brooklyn Writers Project last April, I found that I enjoy encouraging other writers to not only finish their work, but to publish. Indie Author Day is an extension of that work and a way to engage the local reading and writing community,” said Aris.

The day was filled with five-plus hours of exercises, readings from published and successful indie authors, lectures on marketing and honing the craft, etc. Aris set a welcoming tone and encouraged the audience’s participation on occasion. The event’s aim is to impart information on the latest developments in independent publishing and the resources to build a viable business, as well as providing an opportunity to network with others or joining a writing community.

The next Indie Author Day will be October 13, 2018.

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Independent author, Adriana Erin Rivera, reads from her novel, “Swing Sets”

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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