This summer’s author line up is ready! The theme for this year’s festival is Inspiration. Our authors will share what inspires them to write, what inspires their characters to act, and anything and everything else related to the theme of discovering and cultivating inspiration.
The Avon Library’s Local Author Festival is held each summer from June-August. Writers from New England and the tri-state area visit to share their work, inspiration, and ideas with our audience. The festival will celebrate its fifth year in 2018!
To date, the Local Author Festival has featured the talents of Ann Leary, Matthew Dicks, James Fry, Adriana Trigiani, and Andrew Gross, Archer Mayor, and over 125 others.
Here is the line up for summer 2018:
Thursday, June 7, 2018: 7:00 pm Michelle Gable, The Summer I Met Jack. Her new novel imagines the love affair between John F. Kennedy and Alicia Corning-Clark.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018: 6:30 pm, Fiction Author Panel featuring Stephen Kushman , Heidi Ulrich, Lisa Acerbo , Kenneth Passan , Paul J. Nyerick , Wally Wood
Tuesday, June 28, 2018, 6:30 pm, Teen Author Panel featuring Steven Parlato, Juliana Spink Mills, Mark and Sheri Dursin, Geoffrey Craig, and Natasha Friend
Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:30 pm, Children’s Author Panel featuring Shannon K. Mazurick, Gaetano J. Amato, Donna LeBlanc, Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie C. Fox
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:30 pm, Lifestyle Author Panel featuring Elizabeth M. Adler, Amy Alamar, Janet Verney, Judith Dreyer, Cynthia Mazzaferro, Katherine Hauswirth, Elizabeth Hill
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm, Liv Constantine, The Last Mrs. Parrish. Join us for an author interview and book signing as we catch up with the Constantine sisters for the paperback release of this successful book!
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:30 pm, History Author Panel featuring Arthur Pope, Ira Spar MD, Joseph Williams, Patrick Nolan
Thursday, July 31, 2018, 6:30 pm, William Martin, Bound for Gold. Rare-book dealer Peter Fallon returns in a thrilling historical novel about the Gold Rush.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 7:00 pm, Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That. This author interview and book signing will feature her new book, which focuses on female friendship and self-acceptance.
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:30 pm, Mystery Author Panel featuring Dawn Leger, Steve Liskow, Penny Goetjen, Martin Herman, Marian Lanouette, Chris Knopf
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:30 pm, Non-Fiction Author Panel featuring Matthew Dicks, Brian Jud, Lisa G. Samia, Laura Noe, Dawn Hoffman, Twinkle Shah
More detailing listings of upcoming Local Author Festival events: