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.

The Springfield City Library celebrates local Western Massachusetts authors.

Author Fair

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 next Author Fair will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, int the Central Library Rotunda from 12-4 p.m.

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 Baer
Richard Ballon
Michele P. Barker
Eric Bascom
Catherine Black
B.D. Bossidy
Latoya Bosworth
Tyler E. Boudreau
Crystal Senter Brown
Joanna Lillian Brown
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 Fitzgerald
Genevieve Fraser
Saloma Miller Furlong
Nadine Gallo
Albert Garner
Gerry Garner
Carolyn Gibbs
Tzivia Gover
Donalyn Gross
Andrea Hairston
John Hamilton
Jack Y. Hess
Charlie Holmes
Sandra J. Howell
Blanche Jackson-Hill
Jacqueline Jock
Martha Johnson
Scotti Jones
Umm Juwayriyah
Kaolin
Loretta Kapinos
Judith Kappenman
Andrew Lam
Wayne LaPointe
David LaPorte
Brian Leaf
Jody Lebel
Pat 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
Dr Raymond Ogums
Stephen Louis Patrick
Amy Patt
Jeanne Probst
David Proctor
Randy Purinton
Price Van Ray
Joan Morris Reilly
Martina Dianne Robinson
Phyllis St. George
Charlene St. Onge
Jane Schneeloch
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.