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7th Annual Local Author Fair (Virtual)

7th Annual Local Author Fair (Virtual)

November 2, 2020

Every year, The Story Center hosts a Local Author Fair, where readers get the chance to meet and greet with authors. This year, our 7th Annual Local Author Fair will be virtual for the first time. We are truly looking forward to the excellent lineup of events, including three Facebook Live panels and social media events throughout November on

During our panels, 12 local authors will get a chance to speak in the virtual space, including a Q&A session at the end, where we encourage readers and fellow writers to bring all their burning questions. Each panel features four authors from different publishing backgrounds, as well as those who are publishing in different age categories and genres.

On Thursday, November 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., we will be talking to C.L. Clark, author of The Unbroken; Greg Gildersleeve, author of The Secret Club; Theresa Hupp, author of My Hope Secured: Love and Loss on the Oregon Frontier; and Cyndi Swall, author of Bliss in the Wild: The Intentional Woman’s Guide to Creating Everyday Joy.

On Saturday, November 21, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., we will be talking with Dawn Downey, author of Blindsided: Essays from the Only Black Woman in the Room; Robert Long Foreman, author of Weird Pig; Polly A. McCann, author of Tales from the Dream Zone; and Kathy J. Perry, author of Emeline – A Journey

On Saturday, November 21, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., we will be talking with Mel Carney, author of Command at Dawn; Darlene Deluca, author of The Story Between Us; Anola Pickett, author of Callahan Crisis; and Angela Yuriko Smith, author of Bitter Suites.

We have also created a Local Author Fair Database, which features all 12 authors and their websites for one year. We hope this creates a quickly accessible place to connect with these writers and their stories! Learn more about the Local Author Fair here. We hope you enjoy meeting with these authors in the virtual space!

Applications for next year’s Local Author Fair will open next summer. For questions, contact Shannon at The Story Center at or 816.883.4780

Shannon T.
Story Center Program Manager

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