Local Author Fest

Meet more than 30 authors • Saturday, April 27

Meet local authors at our first ever Local Author Fest!

Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Fun for writers and readers of all ages!
Local Author Tables, Panel Discussions, Puppet Show & Storytimes, Open Mic Readings, Raffle Drawing for Books, Hands-on Activities

Schedule of Events

1:00 - 4:00 – Local Author Tables on the Main Floor & Lower Level
Meet the authors and purchase their books
See list of participating authors

1:00 - 4:00 – Open Mic Readings Near the Café
Kodon, Wheaton College
Prairie Light Review, College of DuPage
Local Authors

1:30 - 2:30 – Local Author Panel in Meeting Room A
Carmela Martino
Stacey Previn
Tom Montgomery Fate
Julia Buckley

2:00 - 3:00 – Author-led Storytimes in the Storyhouse Marsh
Patricia Toht at 2:00
Tayyaba Syed & Puppets at 2:30

3:00 - 4:00 – Professional Panel in Meeting Room A
Todd Stocke, Sourcebooks
Jerry Brennan, Tortoise Books
Rita Dragonette, former PR Executive

Participating Authors

Children’s Authors
Natalie Brinley
Rosemary Calkins
Nancy Cavanaugh
Robin Currie
Robert George
Kate Gingold
Jennifer Grant
P.J. HarteNaus
Lisa A. Maggiore
Stacey Previn
Harvey Simsohn
Tayyaba Syed
Patricia Toht
Glennette Tilley Turner

Teen Authors
Nicole Duran
L.A. Kirchheimer
Carmela Martino
Jill Richardson

Adult Authors
Robyn Bachar
Dennis Bartizal
Paul Bischoff
Julia Buckley
Kate Clark
Rita Dragonette
Tom Montgomery Fate
Bill Kolasinski
Adam Kovac
Susan McNeill
Jamie Lynn Miller
Stephanie Rische
Tony Romano
Ralph Schiller
Karen Halvorsen Schreck
Gail Tanzer
Alice Teisan
Barbara Valentin

Prairie Path Books
Tortoise Books