The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) announces that the 6th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston.
Mike Stanton, former Providence Journal reported and author of Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World and The Prince of Providence will provide the keynote address, “Breathing Life Into History.”
Lisa Gardner, former Wakefield resident and New York Times bestselling author of several thrillers including Find Her and Look for Me, will receive ARIA’s RI Author Legacy Award. Lisa will also be delivering a special presentation on character development based on her novels.
The Expo will feature over 135 published Rhode Island authors. Books on display from participating authors will represent a wide variety of genres including romance, mystery, horror, history, biography and children’s. Hundreds of autographed books will be available for purchase and activities will also be available for children. A list of participating authors is posted on the website www.riauthorexpo.com. Parking and admission to the expo will be free.
In addition to book signings, the expo will feature several panels and workshops including a special NASA presentation on “Bringing Our Universe Down to the Page.” There will also be presentations on science fiction, romance, women’s fiction, finding a literary agent, and self-publishing. A special writer’s resource area will include exhibits from a variety of top literary organizations across the state.
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is located at 60 Rhodes Place in Cranston’s historic Pawtuxet Village just minutes from Routes 10 and 95. The Rhode Island Author Expo is co-sponsored by Motif Magazine, Pawtucket Credit Union, Airport Taxi, Cardi’s Furniture, Wakefield Books, The Fictional Cafe, and L’Europa Auto Repair.
The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of local, published writers of both fiction and non-fiction committed to raising awareness of the outstanding written works crafted by writers in Rhode Island. More information about the group can be found on its website www.RIAuthors.org.
(Featured Photo: Author Lisa Gardner, by Philbrick Photography)