Connecting Readers with Finger Lakes Authors

Love is in the Air Romance Author Panel

Zoom Event

Love is in the air - and in the novels. We hope you'll join FLARE on Thursday, February 10th @ 7:30 for a Zoom event when romance authors Dorothy Callahan, Marci Diehl, and Kate Collier share the secrets to writing romance novels. They'll share the ins and outs of how authors bring love off the […]

Agent and Author Panel

FLARE is excited to host agent Dawn Dowdle from Blue Ridge Literary Agency.  This moderated event will offer insight into the do's and don'ts of querying agents and editors. It's also an opportunity to learn what's hot and what's not in today's book market. Authors and readers are welcome. (Readers might find it interesting to […]

Query Letter Writing Workshop

Zoom Event

Sometimes it's that blasted query letter that keeps us from moving forward on our quest to secure an agent or editor. Join FLARE as we demystify the process with help from literary agents Dawn Dowdle, Laura Stone, and Carol Woien from Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Dawn, Laura, and Carol will critique four query letters and […]

Program: The Pitfalls of Publishing: Scams & Side Eyes

Zoom Event

As an author, it's sometimes hard to decide what to spend your money on in the pursuit of publishing your novel and building your writing business.  From vanity pay-to-play businesses to well meaning, but ineffective services, it can be easy to choose poorly without some guidance. Three time USA Today Bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt, […]

Cover Design for the Indie Author 2/22/23 @ 7 p.m.

Zoom Event

Do you judge a book by the cover? How important is a book’s cover in influencing you to buy it? These are questions both readers and writers ask. The responses are as varied as the people. Along with cover artists Leslie Taylor and Kris Norris, we’ll talk about what goes into designing a stand-out cover […]


Storyboarding to Enhance Your Plot with USA Today Bestselling Author Megan Ryder

Zoom Event

Have you heard the saying – a picture is worth a thousand words?  A plot board, or story board, is a visual representation of your book. It’s a visual view of your book, a quick overview, of the flow of your story. It allows you to quickly see an overview of your book without having to […]


The Wonders of Writing and Publishing

Wood Library 134 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY, United States

Do you wonder what a writer needs to do to get published? Are you exploring whether traditional or self-publishing is right for you? Come and listen to the panel discussion and have those burning questions answered.
Meet authors who can answer your questions one on one, and while you're there, pick up a few books for yourself or to give as gifts. Authors from multiple genres will be there.

Words in Bloom in Beautiful Downtown Canandagiua, NY

It's like an open air bookstore! Enjoy a stroll in downtown Canandaigua and stop by The Commons to meet Finger Lakes authors, let the kids do some fun activities, and do a little shopping for a unique gift - an autographed book.