Hamilton East Public Library’s Booktoberfest features author fair Nov. 3


Hamilton County residents will have the opportunity to meet local authors at the fourth annual Booktoberfest Author Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Hamilton East Public Library, 5 Municipal Dr.

“We get a lot of requests about connecting our readers with local authors,” said Jennifer Harmon, HEPL Adult Engagement Coordinator. “Four years ago, we came up with this event as sort of an expo where we have authors at tables. For a couple of hours, people can just come interact with them and purchase books that they like. It’s just a way of making that connection.”

The author fair and expo will host 26 Indiana authors, including nine new ones.

“The authors will have their books there for purchase and they will sign them for guests,” Harmon said.

Authors will share tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.

“There have been some great conversations in years past,” Harmon said. “People talking about writing with the authors. They’re happy to talk about the process and how they got started.”

A variety writing styles will be represented.

“We have all different genres,” Harmon said. “We have nonfiction, fiction, poetry and romance. We have the whole gamut of types of books.”

Guests can enjoy refreshments and participate in raffles to win books and other prizes.

“People are free to drop in whenever they’re available,” Harmon said. “It’s free to attend and open to the public. They do not have to have a library card to attend.”

For more, visit hepl.lib.in.us/events-calendar/.

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