September 10, 2022
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S. 4-J Road
Gillette, WY 82718
Free to attend; authors will be signing and selling books
CCPL Regional Author Fair
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Campbell County Public Library’s fourth Regional Author Fair is a union of our library, books, authors, and readers! Join us and engage with local and regional authors, purchase their books, and have a chance to win a Kindle e-reader, thanks to The Friends of the Library. Enter the drawing by simply getting your free ticket initialed by authors at the event.
• 10am-12pm: Writers Workshop lead by award-winning author Page Lambert (Interested in attending the workshop? Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
• 12-1pm: Lunch Break (on your own)
• 1-2pm: Keynote: best-selling Amazon author James Chandler, aka Paul Phillips
• 2-3:30pm: Author Fair featuring local and regional authors! Meet the next best selling authors—and perhaps win a Kindle e-reader (thanks to The Friends of the Library)
WRITERS WORKSHOP lead by Page Lambert
THE YEARNING FACTOR: Desires. Secrets. Yearnings. We all have them. Our characters. Our narrators. Ourselves. Yearning is an embodied emotion, a manifested hunger for more. During this two-hour workshop, we will explore what it means to write from our gut, and not from our intellect. We will get to the hot-white center of what matters—to us, and to our characters.
Page Lambert has been leading outdoor adventures and writing workshops for twenty-five years, sometimes working in partnership with organizations such as True Nature Journeys, The Women’s Wilderness Institute, the Grand Canyon Field Institute, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation. In 2006, O, The Oprah Magazine featured her River Writing Journeys for Women as “One of the top six great all-girl getaways of the year.” She designs and teaches graduate writing courses for the University of Denver’s professional creative writing program and writes the blog All Things Literary/All Things Natural from her Colorado home in the mountains west of Denver. She has been a Wyoming landowner for 35 years, and still considers Wyoming “the landscape of her heart.”
Author of the classic Wyoming memoir In Search of Kinship (hailed by the Rocky Mountain News when it was released as one of the summer’s hottest reads), and the historical novel Shifting Stars (a Mountains and Plains Book Award finalist), her essays and poems are found in dozens of anthologies, including the Willa award-winning Writing Down the River, and West of 98: Living and Writing the American West. Other awards include two Fellowships for Literary Excellence from the Wyoming Arts Council, “Best Essay of the Year Award” from the Colorado Authors’ League; and the Orlando Nonfiction Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation, the 2015 Writer’s Studio Best Fiction Award, and two Pushcart Prize nominations. Lambert’s writing is found inside monumental sculptures at the Denver Art Museum, online at Huffington Post, and in dozens of anthologies about the West. Co-founder of Women Writing the West, Lambert is a member of the International League of Conservation Writers, an advisor for the Rocky Mountain Land Library, and a senior associate with the Children & Nature Network.
Recently published works include poems “Reclamation” (Summer/Winter 2020, Langscape Magazine), “Alone at Pranzo’s” (Summer 2020, The Ocotillo Review), essays “Not for Sale” (Langscape Magazine, 2018), “The Rural West” (The Light Shines from the West, 2018), and “Deerstalking” (Memoir Magazine, Guns and People Issue, 2018).
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Wyoming-based, bestselling legal-thriller author James Chandler is this year’s Author Fair keynote speaker! James Chandler is the pen name of Paul Phillips, who—along with his wife—has called Gillette home since 2004. His three novels One and Done (#12 on Amazon’s Kindle Political Thrillers & Suspense list), Misjudged (#1), and False Evidence (#13) follow Sam Johnstone, a troubled Army veteran who takes a job as an attorney in a small Wyoming town. The fourth novel in the series, Capital Justice, willl be released September 13. Stop by the Fair to purchase autographed copies of his books and support your Campbell County Libraries. He’s donating all proceeds to The Library Foundation!
Phillips spent his formative years in the western United States. When he wasn’t catching fish or footballs, he was roaming center field and trying to hit the breaking pitch. After a mediocre college baseball career, he exchanged jersey No. 7 for camouflage issued by the United States Army, which he wore around the globe and with great pride for twenty years before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel of Air Defense Artillery. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon University and a Master’s degree from Marshall University. He earned his Juris Doctor by attending night school at the George Mason University School of Law while assigned to the Pentagon. In 2004, the family relocated to Gillette, where he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dan R. Price II, the Honorable John R. Perry, and the Honorable Michael N. “Nick” Deegan. In 2006 he went into private practice as an associate, and later partner, with the firm of Stevens, Edwards, Hallock, Carpenter & Phillips, P.C. where he practiced civil litigation until his 2017 appointment to the bench as a circuit court judge by then-Governor Matt Mead. When he isn’t working or writing, he’ll likely have a fly rod, shotgun or rifle in hand. He and his wife are blessed with two wonderful adult daughters and one grandson. He is a recipient of the Western Horizon Award and a member of Wyoming Writers, Inc. and the Mystery Writers of America.
AUTHOR FAIR: featuring numerous local and regional authors.
Attending Authors to date:
Page Lambert • James Chandler • D.R. Mills • A.P. Mobley • Bill Monahan • Casey Rislov • Jennifer Lawrence • K.D. Gearhart • T. Thornton Gray • Gayle M. Irwin • Tom Spence