One day, 80 authors

Nov. 24, 2014

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave | Topeka, KS 66604
785-580-4486 | www.tscpl.org

Diana Friend, Communications and Marketing Director
Office: 785-580-4486 Cell: 785-554-5334
dfriend@tscpl.org

Leah Sewell, Communications Editor
785-580-4487
lsewell@tscpl.org

For Immediate Release

All the best regional authors in one place

Great Writers, Right Here is Sat. Dec. 6, 1-5 p.m.

(Topeka, Kan.) — The increased push to shop local during the holiday season extends to include locally authored books with Great Writers, Right Here 1-5 p.m. Sat. Dec. 6.
Over 80 local and regional authors will be in Marvin Auditorium and throughout the building selling books, signing copies and speaking with customers about the writing process and lifestyle.
The fair will feature novelists, poets, nonfiction authors and children’s book authors. Here are just a handful of highlights from the many authors attending:

Novelists:
Alex Grecian, author of the Scotland Yard Murder Squad novels, New York Times bestsellers, and the graphic novel Proof, named one of the best books of 2009 (NPR)
Ande Parks, prolific comic book artist and graphic novelist, penned Capote in Kansas and was the author behind the Green Hornet and Lone Ranger franchises
Topeka’s own Thomas Fox Averill, whose latest in a long line of lauded novels, A Carol Dickens Christmas, was released in October 2014
Nonfiction / Memoir Authors:

Harriet Lerner, author of New York Times bestseller, Dance of Anger, and many other books
Jonathan Bender, author of LEGO: A Love Story, an escapade into the world of adult fans of LEGO.
Poets:
C. Malcolm Ellsworth, author of Artesian Well and New Yorker-published poet
Former poets laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Denise Low
Children’s Book Authors:
Charles Sylvestri, author of Sleep
Beverley Olson Buller, author of A Prairie Peter Pan

About the Library
The Topeka & Shawnee County Library offers an outstanding collection of books, movies, music in print, digital and audio formats. It also features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, the Chandler Booktique, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and free computer/Internet access and training.

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.

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The library will be closed Thurs. Nov. 27 in observation of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. It will reopen Fri. Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. The Millennium Café will be closed Fri. Nov. 28.

Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.