Authors Featured at Arts Festival

by WHIZ Reporter on August 5, 2012 at 1:24 am

Hundreds of people were out for the second day of the Y-Bridge Arts Festival Saturday.

The event at Zane’s Landing Park featured a variety of local art, music and writing.

Members of the Y-City Writers group were out selling books written by published authors and independent writers.

Co-President Rita Smith said the small group is geared toward inspiring those interested in writing.

"Basically, it was formed as a hobby group, so people could just come together to write. As you can see, we have a lot of writers who are actually publishing in the group now, but overall it’s just to get people interested in writing and helping them out with their goals."

Smith, who is the author of the children’s book, "Mikey’s Tail" said the organization has over 75 members consisting of writers from many different genres.

Fantasy writer, Eric Moore, who authors the "Kat Redding" trilogy said supporting local authors is important because everyone has a story to tell.

"It’s not easy," said Moore.  "They need the support, everyone of them, whether they’re self-published or musician, or whatever, because if they don’t have the support, they can’t continue to do what they want to do most."

The group meets twice a month at the Central Presbyterian Church.