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Meet the Authors event in Maryville, Tennessee

This Saturday, June 23, from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m., 18 local authors will congregate in Raven Hall on the grounds of the Sam Houston Schoolhouse in Maryville, Tennessee, to sign and discuss their books. The public is invited to meet the authors and browse the books for purchase. Each author will appear in the outdoor pavilion to speak for a few minutes about their writings. 

The authors include former AGT members, Joe Moore, writer of childrens books, and Lin Stepp, best-selling writer of Romances set in the Smoky Mountains. The current AGT members who will attend are: Bobbi Wolverton Phelps, who has written her memoirs of her International adventures; Carol McCain, author of dramatic fiction;  Kenneth Johnson, writer of his work with wild animals; Jody Dyer, humorist, publicist, and teacher, writer of fiction and non-fiction; Denise Sherriff, writer of  a Christian inspirational book; and Cheryl Peyton, writer of mysteries and a thriller set in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

Entry fee is $5 with free parking. Refreshments will be served in the facility.   

First schoolhouse in Tennessee where future Governer Sam Houston taught before going into politics.

 

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Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival

The first shift of the AGT authors on Saturday, June 2 at the Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival.  

 

 

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Kaye George
It looks great! What a good looking bunch of books and authors.
Sunday, 10 June 2018 22:45
Cheryl Peyton
Thanks, Kaye.
Monday, 11 June 2018 07:55
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Protocols for AGT Sales Events

We're looking ahead to the season when we have more sales events, particularly outdoor fairs and festivals. These are great opportunies to talk to the public about our books and to enjoy one another's company. However, we need to have some rules so that these events run smoothly and everyone feels they've been treated fairly. Please take note of the following: 

Protocols

In order to maintain a consistent, professional look to our displays and to ensure that each participating author has a fair amount of space and equal access to customers, the Board has instituted the following protocols for all sales events, fairs, and festivals:

  1. Authors to pay the AGT Treasurer their share of event fee promptly. AGT will pay the coordinator’s share.
  2. Coordinator to secure sign-ups, make application for space, communicate with event organizers and authors, assign shifts to accommodate participants as much as possible, arrange for and oversee booth set-up, and be responsible for general management throughout event. In configuring space, preference to be given to having tables along outer edges of space with cloths pulled down in front far enough to cover storage materials underneath.
  3. Books to be delivered by or before opening of event to the coordinator in weather-proof plastic bins with lids. Bins will be used for extra books and for overnight storage, if necessary.
  4. Authors will be given a minimum of 24” in table width. Racks are suggested for expanding visibility, if desired.
  5. Authors to be trained on the use of the Square for all sales, cash and charge, and take turns acting as cashier/wrapper during shifts. All book titles and prices to be entered into tablet prior to the event, remaining unchanged throughout the sale.
  6. Authors working in the booth shall stand or sit behind the front tables. Visiting friends and family to be asked not to linger in front of the booth.
  7. Authors are to be considerate of one another in all respects, especially taking care not to interrupt one another’s conversations with customers.
  8. Authors are not to use aggressive sales tactics, such as calling out or waving to attendees walking by.
  9. Authors should promote one another’s books to the benefit of all.
  10.  Authors should not be observed eating or drinking in the booth.
  11.  Authors should encourage customers to leave email addresses for E-magazine.

 

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Fall 2017 AGT Events Recap

 

2. American Commissary Fall Open House Book Signings in Lenoir City

Friday-Saturday, 10/6 & 10/7, 10 am to 5 pm

(Contact Cheryl Peyton)

Refreshments of wine, cheese, and crackers served from 4-6 pm

3. Rocky Top Fall Craft Show at Knoxville Convention Center

Fri/Sat 10/13-14, 10 am to 6 pm, 10/15, 11 am to 5 pm

(Contact Russ Fine)

AGT booth reserved for $175, last updated 7 authors signed up = $30/person, room for more

4. Grande Vista Bay Book Sale at the Grande Vista Bay Clubhouse in Rockwood, TN

Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am to 4 pm

(Contact Russ Fine)

5. Christmas Fair 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center

Friday, 11/10: 2 p - 8 p

Saturday, 11/11: 10 a - 8 p

Sunday, 11/12: 12 p - 5 p

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Cheryl Peyton
Thanks, Jennifer. For those who want to participate in the Christmas Fair, they should contact Gaile Hickman. Email: davegaile11@g... Read More
Monday, 11 September 2017 20:55
Kaye George
Do we have to do all 3 days of the Christmas Fair? I'm sure it would be better to, just don't know if I can.
Monday, 11 September 2017 21:56
AGT
Kaye, you do not have to be at the show all three days, but please let me know if you choose not to in case I have authors who can... Read More
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:21
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New selling event for Tennessee Authors

Rockwood Grand Vista Bay will host a book fair for local authors on November 4, 2017. At present this is a one time event, but may blossom into a regular venue for local writers depending on attendance. Contact AGT member Russ Fine for more details. 

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