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Writers, readers and aspiring authors can meet with more than 40 published authors during the “Meet an Author, Be an Author” fair, hosted by Indianapolis Public Library. At the fair, attendees can buy signed copies of books and chat about the writing process with authors.

The author fair is free and will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St. Local literacy experts from the Indiana Writers Center will also lead writing workshops. There is no registration required to attend the event.

Workshops includes:

• “Memoir: Translating the Unfamiliar”

Ania Spyra, an immigrant writer, artist and educator living in Indianapolis, will teach this workshop about conveying the complexities of personal stories without losing the tempo of their narrative.

When: 12:30 p.m.

• “How to Self-Publish”

John F. Allen, a local fiction author, will talk about navigating the self-publishing world and how to be an independent author.

When: 12:30 p.m.

• “Worldbuilding in YA”

Saundra Mitchell, a young adult author and editor, will teach attendees a quick but comprehensive way for masterful worldbuilding.

When: 2 p.m.

• “Writing for Wellness”

Dominique Weldon, a writer who teaches at Butler University, will lead a workshop on writing prompts to help authors convey their truth on the page.

When: 2 p.m.

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