Participants are invited to attend the evening which starts at 6:30 pm with a panel discussion by three noted authors who will discuss writing and publishing and follow with an audience Q&A. They are
- Bill Kauffman of Elba, who has written numerous books, a screenplay and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other periodicals;
- JoNelle Toriseva, a poet and writer who is the director of English and Communication Arts at Genesee Community College and leads the writers' group at the library; and
- Steven Huff, a native of Attica, who has written short stories and poetry and is the publisher at Tiger Bark Press.
At 7:30 pm, there will be an open house for local authors and a chance to purchase copies of their work. In alphabetical order, authors include:
- Larry Barnes with Ruth Andes - these two Batavia authors collaborated on a book called Genesee Community College: The First 50 Years, commemorating this institution's anniversary; in addition Larry has written several works of local history, including Batavia Revisited and History of Batavia: 1802-2015. Please note: that Larry will have books on display but requests that those interested buyers visit the Holland Land Office or Oliver's to purchase them
- Marlene Burling of Batavia writes devotional books including Morning Meditations, A Daily Walk with God, and Grandma, Tell Me the Easter Story
- Hollis Ricci-Canham of Albion writes about local history in Orleans County and will have her newest book Mom & Pop Farming in Orleans County
- Kathryn Donahue of Batavia whose first novel, a contemporary romance called The Dog Walker's Diary, was published this month to a starred review in Publishers Weekly
- Linda Fix of Corfu writes romantic mysteries as Miranda Fix and will have copies of Alchemy's Fraud and Hippocratic Fraud for sale
- Lynda Gaetano of Batavia and Austin, TX writes historical fiction including Up South, Spring; Up South, Summer; and Up South, Autumn
- Thomas McFarland of Albion writes historical fiction, including Rivers to Cross and Donnybrook
- David Neth of Batavia writes fantasy, superhero fiction, and holiday romance. His list of books includes A Christmas Reunion; Fuse: Origin; The Full Moon; The Harvest Moon; The Blood Moon and others; The Art of Magic and Snow After Christmas
- Judi Piscitello of Batavia whose book My Most Wondermous Crepen: Blind Faith, Music to God's Ears is a memoir
- Rick Pryll of Charlotte, NC is originally from Batavia. He writes fiction, short stories and poems. His titles are Displaced; WALLOW; and The Chimera of Prague
- Pam Reed's self-help book is Taming Your Toddler (& Yourself!). Pam lives in Byron.
- Diane Rivoli of Rochester writes literary fiction and poetry. Her two books are License - A Novel and Every Moment Is a Poem, Every Poem a Song
- Linda Schmidt of East Bethany writes non-fiction about her community in the following books: Bethany, 1800-1900: The Poor House and the People; Bethany: the Poor House Revisited; and Bethany: The Town & the People
- Lisa Ann Scott of Batavia writes children's fiction. Her books include School of Charm; Back on the Map, and the Enchanted Pony Academy series published by Scholastic
- Laura Shortridge's non-fiction title is called Unipreneur: How to Live Your Passion in a House Full of Dream-Killers. She is from Albion.
- Rob Thompson of Attica writes non-fiction. His books include two titles about a local, unsolved crime--Linden Murders: Solved and The Twisted Tree: the Final Word on the Linden Murders as well as This Is Mauthausen about a World War II concentration camp
- Jennifer Wood (representing the late Denniston Wood) has a work of Christian fiction called Held by the Lamb
- Kristina Yadloczky of Batavia (writing as Kristina Adair) writes young adult fantasy with her book Foreign Wrath
- Suzanne Zewan of Batavia writes historical fiction with her new book Shadow by the Bridge, a fictional account of the Linden murders.
If you are interested in writing, please stop and talk to JoNelle Toriseva who leads the library's Writers' Group, which meets on the second Wednesday at 6:30 pm.