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October 20, 2017

Local Authors Connect with the Community at the County Library

Kelsy Thompson - Email
(801) 944-7522

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT — More than 70 published authors will provide free writing workshops, book signings and discussions at the fourth-annual Local Authors & You event November 3-4 at the Library’s Viridian Event Center.

National Book Award finalist and local author Sara Zarr will kick off the event at a keynote and reception on Friday, November 3, at 7 pm. On Saturday, aspiring writers will have the opportunity to learn from published adult, teen and children’s authors. Workshop topics include writing short stories, character development and independent and self-publishing.

Books will be available for purchase onsite from local authors and The Printed Garden. Other community partners will be present at the event, including the SLCC Community Writing Center, The League of Utah Writers, Utah Romance Writers of America, the Utah Chapter of the Horror Writers Association, and local publishers Shadow Mountain and Glass Spider.

To learn more about Local Authors & You, reserve your seat at the keynote and reception, and to learn about our upcoming NaNoWriMo writing sessions, visit

Local Authors & You: Keynote
Friday, November 3 at 7 pm
Library's Viridian Event Center
8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088

Local Authors & You
Saturday, November 4 from 1-5 pm
Library's Viridian Event Center
8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088



About Local Authors & You

Local Authors & You is an annual event, held each November, that offers the opportunity for local authors to connect with the community by sharing the tips and tricks of their craft and discussing their books.

About Salt Lake County Library Services

Salt Lake County Library is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our community by inspiring imagination, satisfying curiosity and providing a great place for everyone to visit. You belong at the County Library and your interest to read, create, learn, play and connect is supported by our employees, programs, collection and online resources. Early and lifelong learning, as well as equal access for all, are at the forefront of all that we do.

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