Indie Author Day at Clayton County Library System

Indie Author Day

The Clayton County Library System is hosting its 2nd Indie Author Day.  The day itself was founded just last year as a way to highlight independent authors throughout the world.

This year’s Indie Author Day will feature an Author’s Pavilion where you can meet and greet authors, purchase books and have them signed by the author!  We will also have breakout sessions and a keynote reception to culminate this literary event.  This is on literary event you don’t want to miss!


Indie Author Day Keynote Speaker: Kenni York

Author, motivational speaker and philanthropist Kenni York published her first book, Ask No Questions (PublishAmerica) in 2008.  In 2012, she released The Girls (Urban Books), her most noted and popular book to date.

She has been recognized by a host of organizations for her commitment to community works including the 2015 “Who’s Who in Black Atlanta Community Service Award” and the 2016 “Strut Award”.

York is also branching out beyond the pages and philanthropic work.  Her novel, At Least I Didn’t Kill Him, has been adapted into a feature length film and is set to premiere on September 7, 2017.  Watch the trailer below.


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Interested in being part of our Author’s Pavilion?

Tables are just $20 and include one 6ft merchandising table and two chairs.  You must bring your own cover and table decor.

Download, print and fill out the form below and return it, along with your $20 cash payment to the Headquarters Library, located at 865 Battle Creek Rd, Jonesboro, Ga 30236.  If mailing form, address your envelope to the attention of Breneidra Lofton using the address above.

If your are delivering your form in person, at the front desk you may ask for Breneidra LoftonJennifer Mitchell or Marquita Gooch. Once your application has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent which includes a copy of your submitted application and table number.


Author Table FormAuthor Vendor 2017  Application Deadline September 18, 2017




For Attendees

Bring a bag!  We will have many, many authors with books ready to sell, so bring a bag…or two, to carry your haul home in.

The event will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.  The Keynote reception will begin at 2:00 p.m. Attendees who attended the full day’s event will receive priority admission to the keynote reception.

If you’re a social media user, tweet the library at @claytongalib and use the hashtags #indieauthordaycclsand #claytonstrong.

If you can’t join us in person, we are scheduled to live stream the breakout sessions as well as the keynote address.

Check back here or on any of our social media accounts for the link to watch live.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • How much are author/vendor tables?
    • Author tables are just $20.  Tables are 6ft and come with 2 chairs.
  • Do I need to bring a table cover/decorations?
    • Yes! Bring any and everything you want to decorate your tables.  In the event you forget your table cover, we will have standard plastic covers available to purchase.
  • What time do I have to be at the library to set up my table?
    • Set-up begins at 8:30am.
  • I reserved a table but am unable to attend.  Can I get a refund?
    • All table sales are final. No exceptions.

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