The Anoka County Library will host its Third Annual Local Author Fair Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Northtown Library, 711 County Highway 10 Frontage Rd., Blaine. Activities will start at 10:15 a.m. with keynote speaker, Sarah Stonich. Internationally acclaimed, Stonich is the author of the novels “Vacationland,” “These Granite Islands,” and more, with her most recent novel, “Laurentian Divide,” being released this September. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.
Following Stonich’s appearance, the public can connect with nearly two dozen local authors featured in this year’s fair. Their books represent a wide range of genres, reading levels, and topics. Authors will be available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss, promote, and sell their books.
In addition to getting to know local authors, a closing keynote by Anoka County Library’s own poet laureate, Michael Kleber-Diggs, will conclude the event. Kleber-Diggs will focus on how authors can connect with their own communities.
“This is a unique event that truly brings people together with the authors who live and work within their communities,” said Maggie Snow, Anoka County library director. “This event is hyperlocal, focusing only on authors who live and work in the Metro area, most of whom reside within Anoka County.”
Anoka County Library’s local author fair connects the community of readers, budding authors, and established local authors all in one place.