|Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, partnering with Oceanside Public Library, will hold “Write On, Oceanside! 2”, a second annual book fair celebrating Oceanside-only authors. This year the event will be held Saturday, July 28, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in and around the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms. The team of OCAF and Oceanside Public Library are planning a bigger, more exciting event this year. It will take place outdoors with select food vendors, and include music, panel discussions, and a book club roundtable. Admission to “Write On, Oceanside!” is free of charge to general public. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with their favorite authors, meet new local authors, take pictures and get autographs, and purchase books directly from the authors.
The organizational committee of “Write On, Oceanside!” is currently seeking participation from published Oceanside authors. It will consider published, self-published, and independent publisher works in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, children's books, teenage, how-to, comics / graphic novels, poetry, plays, science fiction / horror, biography / autobiography, gardening, cookbooks, animals, photography/art, mystery and spiritual. Deadline is June 30, 2012. For more information on how to be a part of this special event visit the OCAF website www.ocaf.info or contact Eliane Weidauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(In 2011, visitors of “Write On, Oceanside!” had an opportunity to talk with such published Oceanside authors, as Tom Morrow, known for his works “Dark Angel: The Case of the Classified Murders”; Stryker Meyer with “On the Ground: The Secret War in Vietnam”; Jim Ryan with “Murder in Oceana”; Jannine Corte-Petska, romance novelist, author of “The Lily and the Falcon” and “Surrender to Honor”; and Stephen Prosapio, who wrote "Ghost of Rosewood Asylum". Also present were youth writers Deborah Copeland, author of "Kids at Latimer High" series and Marta Arroyo with "The Story of Senora Tamales". More than 20 whose works included mystery, romance, military, and western fictions, as well as how-to, religious, and children’s stories were present. The event featured a special speech by Victor Villasenor, an acclaimed Oceanside author.)