More than 30 authors will be on hand to showcase their works and connect with readers at the first-ever Story Con 2014, to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Vancouver Community Library. The day’s line-up is composed of author readings, interactive discussion panels and book signings. Session topics include “The Wicked West” (what makes the Pacific Northwest a prime location for crime writing), “Hell on Heels” (female heroes and villains), and “Where to Find Great Flash Fiction Online” (finding very short stories; that is, pieces under 1,000 words). Featured authors include regional mystery writer Kate Dyer-Seeley, New York Times best-selling author Daniel Wilson, 2014 breakout novelist Jason Gurley, and Hugo Award winner David D. Levine. A complete schedule of events is available at http://storyconvention.com/2014-schedule/.
The free event will be held on the first and fourth levels of the library, located at 901 C St. in downtown Vancouver. Books will be available to purchase from tables staffed by Friends of Vancouver Community Library, a nonprofit group that will benefit from a portion of the proceeds. And, since a good book demands an equally good cup of coffee (and perhaps a pastry as well), refreshments will be available for purchase from Thatcher’s coffee counter in the ground level atrium. For more details, visit www.storyconvention.com or call the library at 360-906-5000.