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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Illinois Authors Showcase! by DL Larson

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) has extended an invitation to Illinois authors to participate in the upcoming Annual Conference, October 14-16, 2014. The conference is back in Springfield, at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.

This is a time for authors to mingle with librarians and to showcase their published books. Promotional material will be very important as well. The committee suggests each author bring 10-15 books to sell.

Each author must complete a submission form and send it on to the state. From there, an ILA representative will extend an invitation to the authors of their choice. I do not know how they will determine who will be invited to attend, but the invitation is open to all Illinois authors at this time. Authors will not have to attend the entire convention. Each may designate one day of preference.

As an Illinois author, stop by your local library and ask to be nominated. A simple form must be filled out and sent to the state. Follow this link to the submission form.

The theme this year is "Kickstarting Connections, Creativity & Community!"
Maybe this event will help kickstart your career as a writer.

Good Luck!

Til next time ~

DL Larson


  1. Great heads-up, DL. Thanks for sharing this. I'll actually be in Springfield at the Convention Center the week before for the IL Reading Conference. I love it there!

  2. If anyone is having trouble navigating to the site, I use Google Chrome - try that it might work better for you.
    Thanks for stopping by Deb!