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April 2017
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Ankeny Authors Fair

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Otter Creek Golf Club / Pinnacle Club, 4100 NE Otter Creek Drive
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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An outstanding Author Fair featuring 56 local authors. Opportunity to meet authors and buy their books!

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Wonder of Words Festival – Revision Panel Presented by Knapp Properties

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Ave
Des Moies, IA 50309 United States
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The Des Moines Writers’ Workshop is a writing critique group for active writers of all levels and abilities. We focus on fiction of all genres and narrative nonfiction. The Des Moines Writers’ Workshop offers several levels of critique groups ranging from how to start your novel all the way up to an intensive workshop experience.…

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Wonder of Words Festival – Paths to Publishing Presented by American Enterprise

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Ave
Des Moies, IA 50309 United States
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Back by popular demand, esteemed local authors from the Des Moines Writers’ Workshop. Come hear from emerging and established local writers in this panel that discusses how to navigate the publishing process. Hear from members of the Des Moines Writers’ Workshop and their experiences working with publishers big and small, as well as self-publishing methods.

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Private Book Club

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 2017

Moville Chamber of Commerce

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moville Community Center, 815 Main St
Moville, IA 51039 United States
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Francis Sparks will speak to the graduating class of his alma mater, Woodbury Central HS as a part of the monthly Chamber meeting.

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Book Signing – Woodbury County Library

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Woodbury County Library, 825 Main St
Moville, IA 51039 United States
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Join me for at the Woodbury County Library for a short reading and book signing.

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August 2017
Free

Imagine Other Worlds with Authors – Book Signing

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids, IA, 4444 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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Over 30 authors from a variety of genres will be on at Lindale Mall for a book signing event featuring a variety of genres. Starting at 10 AM on Saturday, August 5, bookworms all ages are welcome to meet the authors, purchase books and get the signed. While the event is free, registration is encouraged. Fans who register and…

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September 2017

8th Annual Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference – Francis Sparks Presentation(TBD)

September 16
Free

Iowa Author Fest

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50321 United States
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Iowa Author Fest to be held at Jasper Winery,2400 George Flagg Parkway Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, September 23rd, hours 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. We are promoting the creative arts of writing, painting, and music. Food from a food vendor will be available. Live music.

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October 2017
Free

Iowa Author Fair – Des Moines Public Library

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Ave
Des Moies, IA 50309 United States
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The Central Library will be hosting its Iowa Author Fair on Sunday, October 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Join me at the 2017 Iowa Author Fair at the Des Moines Public Library Central Branch. I'll be signing copies of my debut crime/thriller novel MADE SAFE and chatting about books and writing.  

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