26 August 2011
2011 event to be held in Camarillo, November 5

(Ventura, CA August 16, 2011) A new literary event for writers, publishers, people looking for new books to read and those wishing to learn more about the craft of writing, will take place Saturday, November 5th at the Pleasant Valley Community Park Auditorium in Camarillo. The Ventura County Book & Author Fair will feature speakers, educational seminars, book signings, a free book expo and a children’s reading area. The event is produced by the Pacific Institute for Professional Writing (PIPW) and co-sponsored by the Ventura County Writers Club (VCWC) and the Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN).

“We are very excited to produce our first event in Camarillo,” said Kate Sexton, Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for Professional Writing. “There have been regional book festivals in the county but we thought bringing every county literary fan together in one location made sense. The Book Expo will be free with lots of authors, independent publishers and related literary companies for people to browse and find new books and gifts for the holiday.”

        “A strong educational program is under development and full details on speakers and topics will be released September 15th. We have already secured two top west coast literary agents, a leading book editor, and memoirist to lead workshops and seminars.”

Some sessions will be two-hours long and others one hour. There will be a fee for these sessions. Ms Sexton coordinated the highly successful Ventura Book Festival last year.

        Other regional writing groups are welcome to co-sponsor the event. Any author or book publisher interested in exhibiting should contact Ms. Sexton at 805-633-1506. For more details or how to participate, visit

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