Discover the many resources the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) offers to support authors from the idea phase all the way through getting their books on physical and digital shelves during a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 4, at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd., St. Louis, MO., 63131. Free to St. Louis Writers Guild members; $5 for nonmembers.
The presenter of “Resources for Indie Authors at St. Louis County Library,” Sarah Steele, is an SLCL Reference Specialist for Reader’s Advisory.
“Find out about SLCL’s free eCourses, learn all about Self-e (the digital lending format for self-published and independent authors), and get tips about marketing your books to libraries,” she said.
In non-jargon terms, Sarah’s a matchmaker for readers and books. This includes helping patrons who contact the library via phone, email, through their Personalized Reading Service, and in person at the Headquarters location.
She facilitates two book groups that meet at the library, one that focuses on Fantasy and Science Fiction and one that discusses all types of literature. She co-administers the book discussion kit program, in which library patrons can reserve sets of books and a guide for their own books groups. She also organizes fun book-themed programs and helps patrons learn about and use library resources. Her favorite book she’s read this year so far is Lincoln in the Bardoby George Saunders.
Learn more about the St. Louis Writers Guild at www.stlwritersguild.org.