Celebrate Writing @ MPL


Meeting Rooms A&B, Conference Room

Celebrate Writing @ MPL 2015

Join us for our annual Celebrate Writing @ MPL mini conference featuring four moderated author panels, Lunch with the Authors, and a special afternoon self-publishing workshop. This popular conference is our chance to bring together successful area authors with readers and writers; everyone will benefit from this collaboration! We hope you'll join us.

Register early for this popular conference to assure seating; just click on the titles of the sessions you'd like to attend (be sure to register for only one session during each time slot). Sessions include: 

Engaging a Young Audience: Entertain without Patronizing (click to register)
, moderated by Roy Kenagy, who served as children's consultant at the State Library of Iowa.

Connect with Our Authors:


Life Stories & Emotional Truth: Selecting Seminal Events (click to register), moderated by Robin Martin, Coordinator for the Iowa Center for the Book

Connect with Our Authors: 

Where Do You Get Your Gore?, or A Corpse in Every Pot
(click to register), moderated by Mary Vermillion, Professor at Mt. Mercy University

Connect with Our Authors: 


Captivating Stories: Evaluating Your Non-Fiction Ideas (click to register), moderated by Susan Craig, Director of the Iowa City Public Library

Connect with Our Authors:

Break for book sales


Registration for lunch is now closed. We hope you can still join us for the morning sessions, though! See you Saturday! 
Lunch with the Authors ($5.00 charge, pre-registration and pre-payment required)

Self-Publish Without Spending Money (click to register), presented by Matthew Davenport of Davenport Writes (tools and services to help authors build their careers and still have time to write), will be limited to 12 participants; there is no fee, but pre-registration is required

Connect with Our Presenter:
Matthew Davenport (Davenport Writes website, Twitter @spazenport, Facebook)

The day is FREE with the exception of lunch, which has a $5.00 charge. Pre-registration is required for the lunch, and your payment must be received by Thursday, October 22. 

Download our event poster here.
Download our event program here.