Article by Mary Ellen Green in the VicNews leading up to the Inspiring Authors event: A Celebration of Local Authors.


Looking for inspiration to write and self-publish a book?

A group of 16 local authors are coming together to inspire any aspiring writer’s journey.

“I started writing six years ago, but I didn’t know what to do with it,” said author Rebecca Kennel.

She attended a workshop on self-publishing in March and it helped focus her creative writing into a guide book. By August, she had her book at the printer.

Victoria Bench by Bench is a collection of the creative writing Kennel did while exploring the nooks and crannies of Victoria, her new city.

“I moved here from Saskatchewan six years ago and I wanted to get out and explore. I would find a bench, sit down and write about what I see. I found a lot of places people who have lived here their whole lives have never seen,” she said.

On Sunday (Dec. 12), Kennel and her fellow authors will assemble to discuss and celebrate their new books.

A Celebration of Local Authors happens in the Terrace Room at the Marriott Hotel, 728 Humboldt St., at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

“It’s a chance for us to show appreciation for the magnitude of local authors here who write quality books. It’s also a chance to inspire people thinking of writing books to do it,” Kennel said.

Authors will each speak about their books and the publishing process. Afterward, the audience will get a chance to mingle, meet the authors, purchase books and have them signed.


To read more, see  VicNews

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