Apply for Our Author Fair

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is now accepting applications for the 5th annual Great Writers Right Here author fair.

Tell everyone you know–share the application on social media, and forward it to your writing friends. This is a great opportunity for both established and emerging authors to connect with readers and with other authors at a high-quality, curated event. We welcome authors representing children’s books, fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and non-fiction. We also welcome Kansas publishers and small presses to sell their work and connect with authors in attendance.

This event is completely free to authors and the public. Avid readers and emerging writers are encouraged to attend the fair, where they can meet you and support your work.

Access the application here:

We can’t wait to host you here at the library! Please contact us at for more information.

Miranda Ericsson

Miranda loves to talk lit, and to connect readers with great books. Her favorite reads are poetry, literary fiction, and speculative science fiction, and she's passionate about promoting literature written by Kansas authors. She works with library programs that support and engage writers in our community, so ask her for more information about the Local Writers Workshop and Great Writers Right Here author fair. Miranda also facilitates TALK book discussions, co-leads the BookBites book discussion group, and serves as a member of the library's 2Book Topeka team.