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Ottawa Book Expo: Great Opportunity for Professors to Expand their Network

Teachers and professors are often authors of great books so it shouldn’t be a surprise if you run into one of your old college professors at the Ottawa Book Expo. The Expo would provide great exhibitor opportunities for both groups to promote and market their books to wider audiences. If you are a teacher or professor, this will be a chance to showcase your work to people who may never have got to see it before. Reach a wider audience and form connections that will help your business move forward.

Theexpo is going to be a fantastic day of literary culture held at the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park.  The event starts at 10 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 and offers a chance for participants to relax and take in the scenery as they learn new ways to establish their business.

If you are a teacher or a professor and you haven’t written or published anything yet, then this event offers a chance for you to meet some of your colleagues who have been writing for longer, who would guide you through the ropes of the writing and publishing industry.

Other expected guests include the current president of the Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW), Susan A. Jennings, who would be displaying her works on historical fiction, love story and contemporary romance. She would also speak to upcoming authors on her journey as a writer.

According to Bustle, writer, Toni Morrison, was a college professor. Jennifer Finney Boylan, the best-selling author of She’s Not There, a memoir describing her late in life transition from male to taught writing classes in the English department at Colby College.

Salman Rushdie was the Writer-in-Residence at Emory University in Atlanta.

Former poet Laureate Billy Collins writes poetry and teaches poetry to English majors at Lehman College in the Bronx USA. Likewise Rita Dove, another Poet Laureate who has also published short stories, novels, and plays. Dove has won several writing awards and taught students at the University of Virginia in the English department.

Maya Angelou was a faculty member at Wake Forest University; before her death, the author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings had published three other memoirs, seven poetry collections recited a poem at Bill Clinton's first inauguration and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She worked as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at WFU. Marie Howe worked as an NYU professor. There is an endless list of professors in the literary scene.

Therefore the Ottawa Book Expo expects to see a good number of teachers and professors at the event, you will learn how to engage readers at any level. The opportunity is there to form new friendships and partnerships in the book industry whilst gaining education in the wonderful world of publishing. Expand your network and view how other writers are approaching a changing industry.

Interested participants, who live outside Ottawa and do not want to travel, are invited to apply to become a ‘Featured Virtual Exhibitor’. This would afford you the same visibility and benefits as regular attendees.