Author Event Planning

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Tips from Scholastic on author visits

Friends of Libraries USA author event

Demystifying Author Events (WAPL 2007) by Colleen Crowley

Finding Authors or Speakers

CCBC Directory of Children's Book Creators

Directory of Minnesota authors & illustrators of books for children & teens

Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers

Wisconsin Humanities Council Speakers Bureau – their main guideline that libraries need to keep in mind is: “Host organizations provide space for the event, an audience of at least 20 people, publicity that recognizes WHC support, and any volunteer effort needed to conduct a successful program. Host organizations must complete and return a short evaluation form at the program's conclusion and report the value of volunteer time and services contributed.”

University of WI- Madison Dept of Liberal Studies and the Arts
Emily Auerbach
Marshall Cook
Christine DeSmet

Books about promoting/planning Author Events

The Author Event Primer: How to Plan, Execute and Enjoy Author Events by Chapple Langemack.2007.  EAN: 978-1-59158-302-8

Cultural Programming for Libraries: Linking Libraries, Communities & Culture . Robertson, Deborah A. with the Public Programs Office of the American Library Association 2005. Chicago : American Library Association