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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Anoka County Library Hosts Second Annual Local Author Fair

Second Annual Local Author Fair

The Anoka County Library will host its Second Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, September 30, at the Rum River Library. Activities will start at 10:00 a.m. with keynote speaker, Tom Rademacher. Known as “Mr. Rad” to his English students, the 2014 winner of the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award will discuss his book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.


Following Rademacher’s appearance, the public can connect with nearly two dozen local authors featured in this year’s fair whose books represent a range of genres, reading levels, and topics. In addition to getting to know local authors, attendees can learn about crafting their own literary pieces.


Second Annual Local Author Fair Schedule of Events
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Tom Rademacher
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Poetry Workshop: “Poem in an Hour: Why You Should Write Poetry”
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Authors available to discuss, promote, and sell their books
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Creative Nonfiction Workshop (in partnership with Banfill-Locke Center): “A Place in Time”
Workshop space is limited and registration is required.


“Being able to connect our community of readers, budding authors, and established local authors all in one place is what makes the Local Author Fair so enjoyable and successful,” stated Maggie Snow, director, Anoka County Library. 

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