FREE PUBLIC WRITING CLASSES and panel discussions will be offered from noon until 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., to celebrate “Indie Author Day.”

“Everything is absolutely free,” said Eboni Harris, the Library’s Teen and References Services Librarian who is in charge of the day’s arrangements.  She can be contacted at or call (831)-646-2094.

Offerings include author panels on thrillers and suspense, science fiction and fantasy, books for children, and publishing. One-on one critique sessions with published authors also will be available on such topics as query letters, “your first page,” and blurbs.

Author readings will take place each hour, and there will be writing classes on romance, screenwriting, researching for fiction and non-fiction, and workshops for kids and teens.

A special Indie Author Day Bookstore, selling books from participating authors, will be open until 5 p.m.  Light refreshments will be available, and all attendees are eligible for door prizes.  Drawings will be at 5:15 p.m.


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