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NIWA to host Author Showcase & Literacy Fundraiser

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Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA) is hosting an author fair/charitable fundraiser on Sunday, February 2, from 2-4:30 pm. The event takes place at McMenamin's Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, OR. More than two dozen Northwest authors will be on hand to talk about their books, answer questions, and sign autographs.

Browsers will find a wide range of titles from a variety of genres: SF/F, romance, mystery/thriller, biographies, historical fiction, and more. Plus participating authors will have giveaway baskets of goodies at their tables to be raffled off at the end of the event. Drawings will be held from 4-4:30 pm. (recipients must be present to win)

Proceeds from the raffle ticket sales plus 20% of proceeds from all book sales will be donated to the following organizations to help promote literacy:

The Right Brain Initiative is a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Its goal is to bring creativity to every K-8 classroom in the Portland metro area by connecting artistic disciplines like poetry, music, movement, and animation with core subjects like language arts, math, science, and social studies. The RBI is a community partnership of local public schools, government, foundations, businesses, and the cultural community.

The Library Foundation of Hillsboro was founded in 1989. Its mission is to educate, encourage, enrich, and enlighten the population by enhancing the collections, technology, services, and facilities at the Hillsboro Public Library.

NIWA was founded on February 5, 2011, in Vancouver WA by Northwest authors Mike Chinakos and Adam Copeland. Their goal was to establish a community for independent writers that would promote professionalism and also develop a market for their work. NIWA currently hosts a number of writers' workshops, seminars, retreats, author readings, and book fairs throughout the year. And the NIWA Seal of Quality "establishes a standard of quality for independently published writing that is on a par with that of traditional publishing."

NIWA's Author Showcase & Literacy Fundraiser is the perfect place to discover a new author or two. Plus, this event will provide a perfect opportunity for both readers and writers to help create the next generation of book lovers by donating funds to to help promote literacy! The Author Showcase is free and open to the public.

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