A grand time was had by all at the Independent Book Publishers Association's (IBPA's) Literature & Libations event in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
During this free networking event, IBPA members connected with members from affiliated associations including Publishers and Authors of Los Angeles (PALA), Small Publishers, Artists, & Writers Network (SPAWN), and Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC).
The event was organized by IBPA member liasion Christopher Locke (standing front of room). Christopher found the venue, coordinated the date and announcements with local affiliates, sent invites and reminders, and MCed the program. Thanks, Christopher!
Attendees listened with anticipation as IBPA member liaison Christopher Locke announced winners of the fun networking prizes.
Networking prizes included two $100 Barnes & Noble giftcards and three complimentary 1-year IBPA memberships.
Jay Antani (left) won a complimentary 1-year IBPA membership. He's pictured here with IBPA member Camila Gonzalez from Bridge Publications.
IWOSC President Kathleen Kaiser (left) is pictured here with IBPA member Desiree Duffy of Black Château Enterprises who won a complimentary 1-year renewal to her membership.
IBPA member Ann Arnow of Bridge Publications won a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.
IBPA member Stephanie Carter of Teleion Books (right) made a new friend ... as we hope many people did!