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Sign Up for the Local Author Fair

Calling all area authors! Sign up for your library’s Local Author Fair with our new online form, then start spreading the word about this fantastic event.


10 Hot Local Authors to Check Out

The library encourages you to check out these great stories penned by local authors. As the winter weather settles in, mix in some local flavor in your reading material. May we suggest pairing it with a hot chocolate from a locally owned coffee shop?

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An Interview with Topeka Poet Leah Sewell

Leah Sewell’s debut collection, Birth in Storm, evokes haunting images that draw readers back for frequent rereading, with striking sound quality that invites us to read aloud and savor the syllables. Sewell discusses her poetic influences, future writing plans, and more in this original interview.

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Meet local authors that write for kids

Shop local, get your gift personalize and wrapped for free. Read more too see some of the kids authors you can meet and purchase books from on December 8 – 3-5:00 pm. Many of these local authors also have more than one title available.

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An Interview with Topeka Poet Israel Wasserstein

Israel Wasserstein was born and raised in Topeka, and his work reveals a strong connection to his state’s history, language, and landscape. Read on for an original interview with this talented emerging poet.