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 for 2018

 

January

No meeting is scheduled.

February

Wednesday, February 7th @7:00 PM

Presentation on Author Marketing Strategies by Katy Greene from Greene Digital Marketing.

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

March

Wednesday, March 7th @7:00 PM

The meeting will open with the presentation of the 2018 LIAG Founder's Award. This is a very special occasion because it marks the fifth time the LIAG Founder's Award has been presented. There will also be a presentation on the Proofreading and Editing Process by Claudia Winant, Professional Proofreader and Graphic Designer.

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

April

Wednesday, April 4th @7:00 PM

Presentation on Author Marketing Strategies by Katy Greene from Greene Digital Marketing.

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

May

Wednesday, May 2 @7:00 PM

Presentation by Reverend Dr. John Krahn—Courting the Writer's Muse—discussing ways to move beyond your first publication.

Venue:
Verona Restaurant
1255 Melville Road
Farmingdale, NY

June

Wednesday, June 6th @7:00 PM

Announcement of the Long Island Authors Group Literary Awards by Dorothy McPartland, Coordinator of the Awards Program. Open Forum follows.

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

July

No meetings are scheduled.

August

No meetings are scheduled.

September

Wednesday, September 5th @7:00 PM

Long Island Authors Group Book Showcase event.

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

October

Wednesday, October 3rd @7:00 PM

Discussion on 2018 events and an outline of the Long Island Authors Group's participation in the Brooklyn Book Festival (2nd year).

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

November

Wednesday, November 7th @7:00 PM

Presentation by Author Jack Bilello, Balancing History and Fiction, how historical events can influence literary fiction.

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

December

Wednesday, December 5th @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.