Wichita Public Library’s Local Author Day returns Saturday, August 12 at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. Local Author Day celebrates local writing talent and invites local authors to meet new fans and for readers to learn about authors in Wichita.
“Wichita has a vibrant writing community and this annual program helps bring their talent to the spotlight,” said Sara Dixon, Adult Programming Manager at Wichita Public Library. “One of Wichita’s hidden gems is its community of talented writers.”
A writer’s panel will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. From 2-4 p.m., an author expo featuring dozens of local authors will provide an opportunity for the public to meet authors and purchase their work.
The writers participating in the panel discussion include Sarah Henning (Lawrence, Kansas), Amy Avery (Kansas) and Danielle Ramirez (Wichita, Kansas).
The Library has made significant efforts to give local writers space to develop and share their work. The “Community Writing Workshop” meets the first Thursday of each month and includes a craft lesson applicable across genres, a writing prompt for fresh writing opportunities, and workshop time to receive feedback on writing. The Library also participates in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November and hosts several programs to support writers during the month. And recently, the Library hosted “Celebrate Writing” which provided an open mic-like space for writers to share their work in front of an audience.
More information about Local Author Day can be found at wichitalibrary.org.