[PRESS RELEASE] On Point Book Fair to Feature Authors, Publishers Sept. 16 at WestShore Plaza to Celebrate Art of Writing, Reading


TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2017) – On Point Executive Center will host its third  annual Book Fair at WestShore Plaza Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

with more than 100 local authors, bloggers, publishers and literary-themed vendors at a free event for the whole family.

Authors will be on-site for book signings and conversations about their work, with well-respected publishers available to discuss personal book ventures. Events will include storytelling by children’s authors, custom selfie stops, book signings, giveaways and more. Center stage entertainment is planned all day, including Damsel in Defense, sharing safety tips for children and parents, a paint & take workshop with artist Alicia Campos, a presentation by Award-winning author and Inspirational Speaker Sara Im, an interview with author Susan Wolf Johnson about her book ‘King Daniel – Gasparilla King of the Pirates’ and more.

“The corridors will be filled with local authors, bloggers, magazines and publishers seeking to meet eager new readers and fan favorites,” said Karen Gillman, Vice President of On Point Executive Center. Gillman, who published her book, “After the Band” in 2004 about her weight loss journey, started the book fair as a book signing for her book. However, after many other local authors contacted her, the small book signing turned into 50 authors signing books throughout her Tampa office space. The next year the book fair doubled in size and expanded to include like-minded vendors and moved to the WestShore Plaza, which offers a perfect space to bring this event to families and the community.  This year marks the 3rd anniversary of this annual event.

Both fiction and non-fiction works will be represented, covering all varieties and genres of writing including: science fiction, satire, drama, action, adventure, self-help, children’s, religion, cookbooks and autobiographies.

“WestShore Plaza is proud to showcase this and many other family friendly events that focus on a love of learning,” said Kristy Glenna, Director of Marketing for WestShore Plaza.  “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 and help nurture an interest in reading, writing and imagination.”

For more information about authors at the On Point Book Fair, visit www.facebook.com/onpointbookfair. Authors may register for space here:  https://eventslocker.com/events/2017-On-Point-Book-Fair_585. For more information about WestShore Plaza, call (813) 286-0790 or visit westshoreplaza.com.

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 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 fulltime 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.


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