Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers will showcase Local Authors for the Third Annual Small Business Saturday (and Sunday) 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. After the event, the library will release each author’s video separately, during the month of December.
“The inaugural Author Fair in 2019 was a literary treat for the local reading and writing community,” said Michael Dwyer, founder of Rochester Writers. “And last year we made the fair to a virtual event, keeping it going though the pandemic.” This year’s event is scheduled to be virtual again, with plans to make it an in person event should that become an option.
“We are always excited to collaborate with local organizations, particularly those who share a love for reading and writing,” said Juliane Morian, library director. “The Author Fair is an example of how the library can motivate reading in person or online by connecting writers and readers in the community.”
The Rochester Hills Public Library, located at 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, MI, provides lifelong learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information. The library serves as a community town square where over 45,000 monthly visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs, including Sunday concerts, a summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, and weekly lectures. The library’s expansive and user-friendly database allows its 70,000 cardholders to use eBooks, movies, and music downloads, language and genealogy services, and consumer reports at no cost.
Rochester Writers is a local literary group that provides news and information for new writers, working journalists, and published authors. The organization hosts contests, writing groups, and an annual one-day writers’ conference at Oakland University.