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CIR Author Fair
March 5, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PMfree!
Clean Indie Reads is a coalition of authors producing fiction which may provoke, but not offend. Racial slurs, attacks on political or religious systems, gratuitous profanity, and explicit sex or graphic violence will not be found in a CIR book. This does not mean that a CIR book may not address an adult or serious theme, or that all scenes are super-squeaky-clean, only that the reader won’t be surprised to find she’s purchased a gift book full of something she didn’t mean to endorse.
For example, my Robin Archer stories touch on the very serious theme of abducting and trafficking children, and there are action scenes where /ahem/ violence is utilized in conflict resolution, but because the violence is not gratuitous and there are no graphic descriptions of child prostitution, the book is a CIR read. Erotica or splatterpunk, however, would not be found on a CIR list.
Generally speaking, it’s like the MPAA rating: CIR books will fall somewhere along the line from G to PG-13, roughly speaking.
Note that some authors may write both inside and outside CIR guidelines; when in doubt, ask! But only CIR books will be physically present at this event.