Details of the CAP  Awards 2017 Launch on 25th March
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The launch of The CAP Awards 2017

Dear Corina

Just a few days now until the launch of The CAP Awards 2017 this Saturday the 25th of March in The Teachers' Club, Parnell Square from 2pm to 5pm.

We wanted to remind all of you about this day for readers and writers, where we will hear panel discussions from both the world of traditionally and independently published authors, including some of our judges for this year’s awards. There will also be some short readings from authors and we will be announcing the amount that was raised by The CAP Awards 2016 for our charity Aware. Both writers and readers are welcome to join us in the audience on the day and to ask questions from the judges and the committee regarding the upcoming submissions for our awards. The timetable for the day is below.
In the meantime please help us in spreading the word about The CAP Awards 2017 to any of your independently published author friends who would be interested, or by just emailing, face booking or tweeting your writer friends to pass it on. If you know more people in the media than we do, please let them know about The CAP Awards.  Closing date for submissions is the 31st of May.
Please share the details from our website and from our facebook events page  
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible for our readers’ and writers’ day. There will be a small charge of €5 per person and as always all profits from CAP go to the charity Aware.
Thank you,
Carolann Copland

Introduction and welcome from Carolann Copland, Self-Published Author and Founder of The CAP Awards
Panel discussion: ‘What are you looking for in an award winning book?’
With  judges:
Benji Bennett Self-Published Bord Gáis Award Winner, Children’s Author
Tanya Farrelly Traditionally Published Novelist, Award winning short story author
Dave Butler Traditionally Published Award winning Novelist, Poet and Playwright
Tony Canavan Author and Editor of Books Ireland Magazine
Presentation of fundraising from The CAP Awards 2016 and speech from Gerry O’ Brien, Director of Fundraising for the charity Aware
Bernadette Kearns, Vice-Chair of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland), and Committee Member for The CAP Awards
Panel Discussion: ‘The Writing And Editing Process For Independent Publishing’
Dolores Keaveney Independent Children’s Author, Shortlisted for The CAP Awards 2016
Sharyn Hayden Actress and Independent Non-Fiction author, Shortlisted for The CAP Awards 2016
Kathryn Crowley Independent Author of two Short Story Anthologies, Shortlisted for The CAP Awards 2016
Síle Mc Ardle (Writing as SP Mc Ardle) Independent Children’s Author, Shortlisted for The CAP Awards 2016
Pam O’ Shea (Writing as Pam Lecky) Independent Novelist, Shortlisted for The CAP Awards 2016

Fifteen minute break (Refreshments available to buy in the Teachers’ Club bar)
Readings from Tanya Farrelly and Dave Butler
Tara Sparling, Writer and Book Blogger; Committee Member for The CAP Awards
Panel Discussion: ‘You Wrote A Book! Now What? Marketing And Finding Readers For Independent Publishing'
Lorna Sixsmith  Independent Author and Winner of The CAP Award 2016 for Non-Fiction
Margaret Madden Writer and Book Reviewer for the Irish Times, Irish Independent and the Bleach House Library Blog
Anne O’ Leary Freelance Journalist and Contributor to Books Ireland Magazine; Committee Member for The CAP Awards
Reading from 2016 winner Lorna Sixsmith
Rounding up
Join your fellow readers and writers for drinks/coffee in the Teachers’ Club bar.

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