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Arts & the Park 2023: Local Author Day

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

What: Local Author Day 2023
When: 05/03/2023 |11 AM to 4 PM
Where: Library Auditorium
Who: All Ages


As part of the 2023 Arts & the Park festival, the library is hosting an event celebrating local authors.



Local Author Meet & Greet: 11 AM-noon and 12:30-1:30 PM. Registered authors will gather in the library’s auditorium to meet and greet the public, sell and sign books, and network with each other.

Local Author Panel: 2-3:30 PM. Authors will take the stage in the art corner of the nonfiction section to briefly introduce themselves and their work to the public. This portion of the event will also be livestreamed via Facebook Live at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary and on the Garland County Library’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/garlandcolibrary.

Young Writer Showcase: 3:30-4 PM. Writers ages 18 & under are invited to submit flash fiction and poetry for display at a special reception for young writers.


No registration is required for attendees. If you are an author interested in participating, please contact Chanan Emmons at cemmons@gclibrary.com. Author spaces are limited, and registration will close when all table spaces are filled.

Young writers ages 12 & under can submit a 1-2 page short story or poem. Ages 13-18 can submit flash fiction (a story with a beginning, middle, and end in 1000 words or less) or 1-2 pages of poetry. All material should be family-friendly. Email submissions to cemmons@gclibrary.com.

Local Author Day is held in conjunction with the Arts & the Park festival, April 28th-May 7th, celebrating arts and culture in the Hot Springs area.


2023-05-03 11:00:00
11:00 am - 04:00 pm CDT
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