Flying Pig Bookstore co-owner to speak in Waterbury

Elizabeth Bluemle

Elizabeth Bluemle

Writers from all over Vermont will gather in Waterbury this month to hear authors and entrepreneurs Elizabeth Bluemle, Bill Schubart, and Louella Bryant talk about writing and selling award-winning books in our modern publishing environment. The League’s Fall Program event is being held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Best Western Hotel, beginning at 8:30 am.

Bluemle is the award-winning children’s book author and co-owner of Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne. She received the 2007 Wanda Gág Read-Aloud Award for her book “My Father the Dog” and the 2010 Kids’ Choice Award at Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum for “How Do You Wokka-Wokka?” These days, she can be found blogging twice a week about children’s books and bookselling for Publisher’s Weekly’s “Shelftalker” blog. Elizabeth’s picture books also include “Dogs on the Bed” and the upcoming “Tap Tap Boom Boom.” She’ll talk to writers about writing and marketing children’s books, including working with independent bookstores to connect with readers.

Schubart is the founder of the company Resolution, working with broadcasters, print and electronic publishers, and direct marketers on web design, on-demand media manufacturing, distribution, and information management. Bryant is the award-winning author of “While In Darkness There Is Light,” a novel, and “Full Bloom,” a story collection.

All League events are open to both members and nonmembers. Fees for this program are $40 for League members and $45 for nonmembers and include morning refreshment and catered lunch. More information is available at www.leagueofvermontwriters.org.

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