First Wednesdays ~ Monthly Gatherings

Monthly Gatherings will take place in the first week of every month on the First Wednesday of that week. These meetings will have different themes as scheduled. Some meetings are Open Forums where members discuss topics pertaining to writing, publishing and marketing.

Some meetings will have Book Showcases where members present a brief summary of their books including interesting challenges and creative features. Some meetings will have a scheduled presenter of interest to the group.

Schedule

 

January

No meeting is scheduled.

February

Wednesday, February 1st @7:00 PM

Author Jack Bilello will give a presentation on Laugh, Cry, Think: Writing Novels for Meaning.

Venue:
The Bonwit Inn
1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Commack, NY 11725

March

Wednesday, March 1st @7:00 PM

The group will have its Fourth Founders Award presentation. The recipient of this year's award is Roland Allnach. Our President will outline upcoming book fairs and our events coordinator will answer questions pertaining to events discussed as well as accept suggestions for new events going forward.

Venue:
The Bonwit Inn
1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Commack, NY 11725

April

Wednesday, April 5th @7:00 PM

Author Richard Scheinberg will give a presentation on The Top Twenty Stress Reducing Techniques as well as - How to handle the frustrations of writing, Calming the jitters prior to a Book Talk & Getting organized. Authors will find these tips most useful.

Venue:
The Bonwit Inn
1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Commack, NY 11725

May

Wednesday, May 3 @7:00 PM

Carol Hoenig, President and Co-Founder of the Independent Bookstore "Turn of the Corkscrew" will give a presentation on her Bookstore and its concept, together with the state of independent bookstores, their marketing future and how it may affect the self-published author.

Venue:
Verona Restaurant
1255 Melville Road
Farmingdale, NY

June

Wednesday, June 7th @7:00 PM

The announcement of LIAG Awards by Dorothy McPartland, Coordinator of LIAG Awards Program.

Venue:
The Bonwit Inn
1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Commack, NY 11725

July

No meetings are scheduled.

August

No meetings are scheduled.

September

Wednesday, September 6th @7:00 PM

Linda Frank will give a presentation on "How to Get Your Book into a Screen Play".

Venue:
The Bonwit Inn
1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Commack, NY 11725

October

Wednesday, October 4th @7:00 PM

Long Island Authors Group Book Showcase event.

Venue:
The Bonwit Inn
1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Commack, NY 11725

November

Wednesday, November 1st @7:00 PM

Long Island Authors Group Open Forum event.

Venue:
The Bonwit Inn
1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Commack, NY 11725

December

Wednesday, December 6th @7:00 PM

Long Island Authors Group Annual Holiday Dinner event.

Venue:
The Bonwit Inn
1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Commack, NY 11725

 

For more information about the Long Island Authors Group, email us at liauthors@aol.com.