Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers will showcase Local Authors for the Third Annual Small Business Saturday Author Fair
The fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. as an online event. Fifteen authors will be selected. A variety of interviews, readings, and performances will showcase the authors – virtually – during the day. There may be an in-person component if COVID-19 protocols allow it. After the event, the library will release each author’s video separately, during the month of December.
“Author fairs are a fun and engaging way to get to know the person behind the book,” said Michael Dwyer, founder of Rochester Writers. “Libraries have always been the place for the reading and writing communities to connect. And once again, we’re pleased to collaborate to bring a range of local authors together through the connection of the library.”
“RHPL is excited to once again collaborate with Rochester Writers,” said Juliane Morian, library director. “The group is a perfect fit for the library and its mission to encourage reading, create programs that foster a love of writing, and empower patrons with opportunities to experience and discuss stories from a range of local voices.”
Authors interested in being considered for the 2021 Rochester Author Fair should complete an online application. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 30, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified in early Fall.
The Rochester Hills Public Library, lis located at 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, MI, and serves to provide lifelong learning opportunities, instill a love of reading, and offer equal access to information. The library serves as a community town square where visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs, including an annual summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, and weekly lectures. The library’s expansive and user-friendly database allows its cardholders to use eBooks, movies, and music downloads, language and genealogy services, tutor.com, and consumer reports at no cost.
Rochester Writers serves local authors and freelance writers by hosting groups, contests, and conferences. Their events are family-friendly, available to all ages, and open to new writers, working journalists, and published authors.