[PRESS RELEASE] 100 Local Authors, Publishers and Publications Join Together for a One-Day Event to Celebrate the Art of Writing

Book Lovers and Writers to Unite at 2nd ON POINT BOOK FAIR at WestShore Plaza on September 17

100 Local Authors, Publishers and Publications Join Together for a One-Day Event to Celebrate the Art of Writing 

TAMPA, Fla. (September 8, 2016) – On Point Executive Center will host its second annual Book Fair at WestShore Plaza on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tampa Bay’s family friendly shopping, dining and entertainment destination invites avid readers to connect with more than 100 local authors, bloggers, publishers and a variety of literary themed vendors during this free event.

“We’re thrilled to be working with our neighbor On Point Executive Center to bring the best of the literary world to Tampa-area readers of all ages,” said Kristy Genna, director of marketing for WestShore Plaza. “Nurturing an interest in reading, writing and imagination is important as it provides a stepping stone to future life success. WestShore Plaza is proud to showcase this and many other family friendly events that focus on a love of learning.”

Attendees will be delighted by a showcase of both fiction and non-fiction works covering all varieties and genres of writing including science fiction, satire, drama, action and adventure, self-help, children’s, religion, cookbooks and autobiographies. The authors will be on-site for book signings and conversations regarding their work. Several well-known publishers will also take part in the Book Fair and will be available to discuss personal book ventures.

“I am excited about this year’s On Point Book Fair for a myriad of reasons,” said Karen Gillman, vice president of On Point Executive Center. “Most importantly, though, WestShore Plaza allows us the generous space to expand our event spotlighting an even greater lineup. Expect the corridors to be filled with local authors, bloggers, magazines and publishers seeking to meet eager new readers and fan favorites. It’s a win-win for all.”

The day’s events will also include storytelling by various children’s authors, custom “selfie” stops, book signings, giveaways and more.

For more information about and the line-up for the On Point Book Fair, please visit www.facebook.com/onpointbookfair.

For more information about WestShore Plaza, please call (813) 286-0790 or visit westshoreplaza.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/WestShorePlaza and follow us on Instagram @westshoreplaza and on Twitter @WestShorePlz.

About On Point Executive Center

On Point Executive Center provides more than 30 years combined experience in the Virtual Office and Executive Suite industry to the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Small business owners can now afford all of the luxuries of the larger corporate entities by using our shared services. Entrepreneurs now have access to business services when they need them, and pay for them only when they use them, leaving the management and upkeep to us.

We know space! – Corporate space by the foot, cubical, office, conference room, or full time oceanfront suite — By the minute, day, week, month or year — Short-term, long-term, or roaming packages customized to meet your individual needs.  Outsource locally with www.onpointexecutivecenter.com

About WestShore Plaza

WestShore Plaza, Tampa’s family friendly shopping, dining and entertainment destination, features 120 retail stores including Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, H&M, Old Navy, francesca’s, Banana Republic and Apricot Lane. The mall also offers an AMC West Shore 14 Theatres including a MacGuffins Bar & Lounge, a Play Area and exclusive dining options Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Seasons 52 and Besito Mexican, as well as PF Chang’s China Bistro, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Irish 31. Located at 250 WestShore Plaza in Tampa (at the corner of Westshore and Kennedy Boulevards), the mall is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and on Sunday, from noon – 6 p.m.

About Washington Prime Group

Washington Prime Group Inc. (formerly WP Glimcher) is a retail REIT and a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties.  The Company combines a national real estate portfolio with an investment grade balance sheet, leveraging its expertise across the entire shopping center sector to increase cash flow through rigorous management of assets and provide new opportunities to retailers looking for growth throughout the U.S.  Learn more at www.washingtonprime.com.

Karen Gillman

On Point Executive Center, Inc.

(813) 350-7800


Fran Folic

GPR | Goodman Public Relations

(954) 446-0807


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