General Session Panel Readings

A Night of Nonfiction: Evenings Readings & Debut Author Panel

Commonwealth Salon September 8, 2017 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

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Melanie Brooks
Joanne M. Lozar Glenn
Lara Lillibridge
Alexis Paige
Lisa F. Smith
Dina Honour

Hear the story. Then hear the story behind the story.

lynn k hall hippocamp 2016Enjoy an evening of readings by a selection of authors, including first-time authors. This year, we’ll hear from memoirists and essayists, as well as writers who have crafted, well, craft books.


  • Melanie Brooks, Writing Hard Stories
  • Dina Honour, winner of Hippocampus Magazine’s 2016 contest
  • Joanne M. Lozar Glenn, Memoir Your Way (a co-authored craft book)
  • Lara Lillibridge, Girlish (memoir)
  • Alexis Paige, Not a Place on Any Map (essay collection)
  • Lisa Smith, Girl Walks out of a Bar (memoir)

A debut authors panel follows.


Debut Author Panel: How I Got Published

Following the readings, our moderator will ask questions about these first-time authors’ writing processes, and how they writers made the transition from unpublished to published.

Bring your questions too, as the panel will end with Q&A with our audience.


  • Melanie Brooks
  • Joanne M. Lozar Glenn
  • Lara Lillibridge
  • Alexis Paige
  • Lisa Smith
  • Others TBA

Moderator: Donna Talarico



Following the readings and panel, the book sale table will re-open and authors with books available will be available for signings.


 PHOTO: Last year, Lynn K. Hall read an excerpt from her memoir Caged Eyes.