Library to spotlight local authors

Nineteen writers, mostly from Clark County, will be at the Library’s main branch, 201 S. Fountain Ave., from 1-4 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

The authors’ works will be available for purchase and to sign.

Library public relations manager Allison Peck said visitors can expect a broad range of authors and subjects, from fiction and health to reality and more.

“You don’t have to be a traditional book writer to participate here,” she said. “We have some who are multi-talented, including a writer-illustrator and another who writes poetry/prose and greeting cards.”

A list of participating authors can be found at

Aspiring authors can also find information on how they can get work published.

Between 130-150 people attended last year’s initial Author Fair, more than expected according to Peck.

Feedback was positive and organizers worked to better accommodate this year’s visitors with a more centralized event, mainly in the library rotunda area, circulation desk and Lenski Room.

Peck said the library is finding its open-ended events are more successful, and will likely stay with this format over lecture-type events as visitors prefer to choose what they’d like to do.

The Springfield Writes Local Author Fair may be an ongoing spring tradition with support from the public.

“We hope everybody will come out and support local authors,” said Peck. “You never know who you may know who writes.”

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