The Springfield City Library celebrates local Western Massachusetts authors.
Author Talks & Readings
The Springfield City Library offers occasional author talks and readings throughout the year please check back often for upcoming events
Central Library Community Room
Saturday, June 30 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM | Adults
Local authors will read from their recently published books and introduce what’s new in their world as writers. The Literary Spotlight is a perfect way to find a new book to read, meet exciting literary minds in our community, and enjoy an afternoon of storytelling and idea sharing. Free raffle to all those who attend. Refreshments and raffle compliments of the Friends of the Library.
The books for adults will include the following titles: C.T. Daniels, the novel – Branded, Dennis Farioli, a military history – Fort A. Lincoln, July 1876, Joe Gannon, a novel – Night of the Jaguar and The Last Dawn, S. Forrest Nomakeo, a novel – The Summer Palace.
The books for children will include the following titles: B.D. Bossidy – The Milky Way Metro, Ken Harris – Jet Set Jeff, Katherine Kraver – The Boy with the Red Shoes, Josh Weiss – Trouble at the Watering Hole.
Author Fairs at the Central Library
The Library’s biannual Author Fairs provide occasions for writers to connect with interested readers and new audiences. In addition book collectors in pursuit of signed books or small press books have an opportunity to add to their collections. You won’t be disappointed, and we really do look forward to seeing you at the Library! Please call the Central Library at 413-263-6828, ext. 221 if you have any questions.
The Springfield City Library maintains a public display of books written by local authors in an effort to highlight local talent and achievement. The display is currently housed on the lowest level of the Central Library in three glass cases near the Lower Circulation Desk. In most cases circulating copies are available of all titles on display so please ask a librarian if you see anything you would like to read or review.
List of Local Authors
Western Massachusetts has long been home to dozens of famous and influential writers including historical figures like Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson, contemporary novelist Anita Shreve (Longmeadow), and also Springfield natives Robert B. Parker and Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). The list below includes some of the many local authors that have participated in programming at the Springfield City Library.
Follow the links listed below to find descriptions for many of the books written by local authors from Western Massachusetts.