The Springfield City Library celebrates local Western Massachusetts authors.

Local authors Maria Luisa Arroyo (Springfield) and Kaolin (Northampton) participate in the September 2011 Author Fair.
Local authors Maria Luisa Arroyo (Springfield) and Kaolin (Northampton) participate in the September 2011 Author Fair.

Author Fair 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.

Display Cases

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.

Dr. Oliver Osita Akamnonu Sparkie Allison Clayton Arline Maria Luisa Arroyo Tim BaerMichele P. Barker Eric Bascom Catherine Black Calvin Bland B.D. Bossidy Latoya Bosworth Tyler E. Boudreau Crystal Senter Brown Joanna Lillian Brown Domingo Burgos Durham Caldwell Amy Caruso Luze Casanova Gineen Cooper Catherine D’Agostino Rico Daniele Everett Decker Cyndie Degnan Lori Desrosiers Michael Dialessi G. Michael Dobbs Marty Dobrow Keshawn Dodds Wayne Dusza David Ewen Laura Fedelia Paula Finch Gerry FitzgeraldSaloma Miller Furlong Nadine Gallo Albert Garner Gerry Garner Carolyn Gibbs Tzivia Gover Susan Green Donalyn Gross Andrea Hairston John Hamilton Randy Haskins Jack Y. Hess Charlie Holmes Sandra J. Howell Blanche Jackson-HillJacqueline Jock Martha Johnson Phil Johnson Terry Johnson Scotti Jones Umm JuwayriyahLoretta Kapinos Judith Kappenman Andrew Lam Wayne LaPointe David LaPortePat Leuchtman Joy Ellen Levine Lucie Lewis Jacqueline Lynch Michael Maloni Jose Martinez Ellen Meeropol Jolene Mercadante Dawn Metcalf Melva Michaelian Lorene Morin Husein Muhammad Sister Maria Joseph Nace Dean Nimmer Gerry O’Brien Dr Raymond Ogums Stephen Louis Patrick Amy Patt Jeanne Probst David Proctor Randy Purinton Price Van Ray Joan Morris Reilly Bobby Richardson Martina Dianne Robinson Mae Ronan Phyllis St. George Charlene St. Onge Jane Schneeloch John Sheirer Elizabeth Slade Suzanne Strempek Shea Barbara Spear Susan Stinson Joanne Sullivan Lori Szepelak Narelle Thomas Jean Thompson Art Tipaldi Courtney Vail Eric Watts Nick Wedlake Tom Weiner Yvonne Williams Jacqueline Williams-Hines Elaine Wolf Jane Yolen

Booklists

Follow the links listed below to find descriptions for many of the books written by local authors from Western Massachusetts.