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Local Authors Event Showcases Writing Talent In the Miami Valley


Writers, readers, and book lovers of all sorts are invited to the third annual Dayton Metro Library Local Authors Event, Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sinclair Community College's Ponitz Center. The free event combines with the Dayton Book Expo this year to offer a day-long celebration of books. More than 100 authors will be present.

"The Dayton Metro Library Authors Event gives me and others a unique opportunity to present our work to the public," said Dan Baker, co-author of Blood in the Streets: Racism, Riots and Murders in the Heartland of America. "The Expo is a terrific extension of library service."

"Having participated in the past, I know this event is highly professional and well attended," said Judi Daxon, author of Secrets and Secrets Revealed. "Readers and authors mingle with other professionals in a dynamic atmosphere."

In addition to the panel of local authors, a Skype session with author Graeme Simsion, author of this year's Big Read book, The Rosie Project, takes place at 1:30 p.m. Simsion will participate live from New Zealand. The Dayton Book Expo also features activities for children and book signings throughout the day.

"Local author events are a great networking opportunity and just seeing the wide variety of people, books and topics covered is amazing," said Doug Coates, author of Pitching for Success: Character Lessons the Joe Nuxhall Way.

For more information on the Local Authors Event, call the Dayton Metro Library at (937) 463-BOOK. Information about the Dayton Book Expo can be found at

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