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 DaytonBookExpo.com.