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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 | 6-10 p.m.
Elks Lodge - 14424 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032 - View Map


Join local authors and book lovers of all stripes to celebrate Indie Author Day 2016 - AND the milestone of 1,000 members for the Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion Meetup! This event is every bibliophile's dream: books, food (catered by Pita Jungle), books, goody bags, books, book-related grab bags, books, a spelling bee for the smarty pants in the house, books, a literary trivia contest for the real readers, books, a "guess how many pages" contest for the math wizards, books, a book-themed silent auction, books, vendor booths (with books!), books, ca$h bar, books, caricature artist, books, live music from comedy quartet Lilac Crazy and solo guitarist Mickey Clement, books, and an optional costume contest with prizes!

ADMISSION: $5 for members of Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion; $10 for the general public.

FOOD will be catered by Pita Jungle.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by comedy quartet Lilac Crazy and guitar soloist Mickey Clement.

GOODY BAGS for the first 100 attendees.

A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Read Better Be Better, a Phoenix-area nonprofit organization that focuses on literacy for 2nd and 3rd graders.



The first 100 attendees will receive goody bags containing fun literary swag. SIGN UP HERE TO ADD YOUR ITEM TO THE GOODY BAGS.

The first 100 attendees will receive goody bags containing fun literary swag. SIGN UP HERE TO ADD YOUR ITEM TO THE GOODY BAGS.

Come dressed as your favorite literary character and compete to win a fabulous prize!

Come dressed as your favorite literary character and compete to win a fabulous prize!

Harken back to your grammar school days and demonstrate your mad spelling prowess in a spelling bee with words taken from local authors' books.

Harken back to your grammar school days and demonstrate your mad spelling prowess in a spelling bee with words taken from local authors' books.

Let your inner bibliophile shine as you compete in our literary trivia contest. Questions promise to challenging, but answerable!

Let your inner bibliophile shine as you compete in our literary trivia contest. Questions promise to challenging, but answerable!

Bid for beautiful literary themed art and gift baskets. Donate a SILENT AUCTION item today!

Bid for beautiful literary themed art and gift baskets. Donate a SILENT AUCTION item today!

Enjoy delicious food from Pita Jungle.

Enjoy delicious food from Pita Jungle.

Live musical entertainment with comedy quartet, LILAC CRAZY, and guitar soloist, MICKEY CLEMENT.

Live musical entertainment with comedy quartet, LILAC CRAZY, and guitar soloist, MICKEY CLEMENT.

Take a chance on a literary grab bag. Could be a used book from a thrift store or a gift card for Bookman's!

Take a chance on a literary grab bag. Could be a used book from a thrift store or a gift card for Bookman's!

Visit vendor tables hosted by local authors and companies offering author services. RESERVE YOUR TABLE TODAY!

Visit vendor tables hosted by local authors and companies offering author services. RESERVE YOUR TABLE TODAY!



TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00 p.m.    Doors open

6:15 p.m.     WELCOME/Announcements

6:20 p.m.     Lilac Crazy Quartet performs

6:50 p.m.     Literary trivia contest

7:50 p.m.     Spelling Bee

8:30 p.m.     Costume Contest Winner Chosen

9:30 p.m.     Silent Auction/Guess How Many Pages  
                     winners announced

10:00 p.m.    Wrap up/THANK YOU


Many thanks to our awesome PRINTING SPONSOR, Author2Market.com. Thanks also to Write | Market | Design and the Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion Meetup. And kudos to our nonprofit partner, Read Better Be Better!