June 5, 2021
CCPL Regional Author Fair
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Campbell County Public Library's Regional Author Fair features Wyoming author Dennis Davis, author of "Wyoming — Perspectives on a 'small town with long streets.'" Davis will lead a morning writers workshop, speak about his book in the afternoon, and join regional authors for meet-and-greet/book-sign-and-sell following his presentation. The public is invited to this free event. Note: attendance is limited to 100.
Campbell County Public Library is pleased to welcome Wyoming author Dennis Davis to headline our third Regional Author Fair.
- 10am-12pm: Writers Workshop lead by Dennis Davis • Learn about the pros and cons of self-publishing vis-a-vis finding a publisher, how technology has widened the range of self-publishing options, how much you might do yourself as an author vs. having a designer and/or editor, printing costs and financing considerations, taking care of copyright, ISBN and related matters, marketing, photography preparations for printing.
- 12-1pm: Lunch Break (on your own)
- 1-2pm: Author Talk: Dennis Davis • Davis will read from his book and discuss how the project came about.
- 2-4pm: Author Fair featuring regional authors • Don’t miss your chance to meet up-and-coming authors and purchase their books.
Davis worked as a newspaper reporter in Wyoming beginning in 1978 for the Gillette News-Record, the Casper Star-Tribune and the Powell Tribune. As a freelancer, his photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and London Economist. He taught journalism classes at Northwest College in Powell for 15 years until retiring in 2013. He started a film, radio and television program that included a cable TV station and a non-commercial FM radio station. During his 10 years as adviser to the student newspaper, students and the publication won regional and national awards.
Davis worked four and a half years on his self-published book Wyoming — Perspectives on a ‘small town with long streets’ which was published in 2019. The book is “a look at Wyoming people and places during a time of transition in the energy industry. Davis includes interviews with notable Wyoming political figures and examines declines in the coal industry through the eyes of Gillette city officials, Gillette coal miners and University of Wyoming energy economist Rob Godby. Davis also considers how well Wyoming lives up to its motto as the Equality State from a range of viewpoints and takes readers to the four corners of rectangular Wyoming as well as community celebrations.”—Amazon.
A number of the breathtaking photographs by Davis featured in his book will be on display at CCPL starting in late May.