Cascade of Authors

The Cascade of Authors is a local author fair held annually at the West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library.

The author fair will be on Saturday November 2nd, 2019 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm eight local authors will each give a 15 minute discussion on their book(s). The rest of the time the authors will have a table in the Miller Room of the library where they can interact with patrons, sell and autograph their books. Refreshments will be served

Registration to participate will start July 1, 2019 and ends September 15, 2019. Starting mid-September the Library will begin contacting authors for a brief interview. Interviews will be finished by the middle of October. Not all authors will be contacted for an interview and not all authors interviewed will be selected for the author fair.

Registration July 1st to September 15th

  1. You must be a resident of north-east Ohio
  2. You must be a published author as of August 1st
  3. At this time we are limiting it to authors who have at least one published print book. You will be expected to bring a copy with you to the interview
  4. Due to the high response, priority will be given to authors that have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the fair. If you have participated in the Cascade of Authors in the past and have since then published a new book you will also receive priority
  5. One application per person please. The application asks you to list up to three books. If you have published more than that please choose your three favorite titles
  6. The author is the person expected to give the talk. Assistants are welcome but it is the author’s book
  7. The 15 minute talk includes any setup and takedown
  8. If you have a disability please note it in the application so the Library can work to accommodate you
  9. If you are under 18 please note the name of the legal guardian who will be accompanying you to the program and to whom we will send all correspondence
  10. The authors selected for the program will sign an agreement with the Library. A copy of the agreement is available here
  11. The authors selected will have their photo taken and be asked for a brief 100 word biography for the Library to use in promoting the event
  12. The author is responsible for handling their own cash and having another person to watch the table while the author is presenting their books
  13. The Elyria Public Library is not responsible for damaged or stolen items
  14. The Library will provide each author a table, two chairs, tablecloth and signage for the table. Due to space limitations and public safety all materials brought for display must fit on the table
  15. The authors agree that the Library may use the names of the selected authors, title of their book, images, biography and website address in any promotional materials for the event