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Local Published Authors Share Insights

June 24th Writer's Event!On Saturday, June 24, from 1-3 p.m. learn how local published authors and an illustrator broke into the publishing business during the Books to Benefit Writers Event at 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 in Normal. The event is open and free to the public.

“’Read, read, read’ are three of author Ernest Gaines’ ‘Golden Rules’ of writing,” shared Books to Benefit Board President Jackie Langhoff. “This event is yet another way we can help support literacy in our community. The panel includes a mix of published authors representing different genres, including: inspirational author Dewhitt Bingham, horror novelist Joe Chianakas, children’s author Dawn Malone, published illustrator Amy Orwig and suspense/horror novelist and blogger Sue Rovens. All of the panelists are avid readers and understand the importance of literacy in their own lives. The public is invited to bring their questions.” 

During the event Books to Benefit offers patrons one final chance to stock up on summer reading at the $5 Used Book Lovers Bag Sale. Patrons purchase a paper bag from Books to Benefit, which they may fill with used books. Additional bags are available at $5 each. Author books and Special Collections are excluded from the sale. Major credit cards are accepted. Proceeds from the bag sale benefit STAR Adult Literacy and YouthBuild McLean County’s literacy programs. For more information visit www.books2benefit.com, www.facebook.com/books2benefitBloomington/ or phone (309) 531-8320.