Local Authors Needed For Arts Center Program | Arts & Culture
OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - The OCAC is initiating a local and regional authors’ book program next year in conjunction with their second Friday events. Applications are now being accepted from regional authors to be considered for the inaugural 2012 OCAC authors’ program.
The OCAC is committed to introducing published books from different genres and authors from the Oxford Region. The authors and their books will be selected annually by a volunteer committee. The OCAC is inviting published authors to submit an application before January 16 for consideration for the 2012 calendar year.
The books can be from any genre and for any age group. The OCAC will strive to showcase a diversity of books and authors for the program. The books do not have to be published in 2012 but should be reasonably ‘newly’ published or pertain to a relevant or timely topic.
The OCAC invites local and regional authors to participate in this endeavor by submit ting a brief proposal. The applications are due by January 16 to be considered for 2012 dates. Notification of selections will be made to the authors and announced to the community in February. To receive an application, contact Caroline Croswell at (513)524-8506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OCAC is a 19th century building which was originally built as the Oxford College for Women. It has since been transformed through a collaborative community project into a center for visual and performing arts. The OCAC hosts an open house every second Friday featuring artists, musicians and their work. The OCAC is happy to expand the second Friday program to include regional authors and their books.
A preview author event was held at the OCAC in December with local author Terri Spahr Nelson and her latest book, “The Moment I Knew: Reflections from Women on Life’s Defining Moments” published in 2011 by Sugati Publications. Spahr Nelson read excerpts of some of the essays in the book—featuring 30 authors and six countries. The event was standing room only generating much interest in the addition of regional authors to the second Friday programs. Spahr Nelson donated 25% of sales from the event to the OCAC.
As a follow up to the December event, Spahr Nelson will be facilitating a book discussion group later in January. It is her hope that other authors in the OCAC program will also have book groups in the month preceding their event. For more information about the book group, contact Spahr Nelson at email@example.com. Loaner books are available from Spahr Nelson or the books can be published online at Sugati Publications. The book discussion group is open to anyone.
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