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
Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Central Library Community Room
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Spend the afternoon with Springfield’s inspired poets! Eight local poets will read or recite their favorite poems in ten-minute spots, and we’ll offer an open mic for audience members to join in too in shorter spots. The featured poets include Don Fisher, LD Green, Richard Horton, Jeanneclaire Probst, Gabriela Ruiz-Flores, Narelle Thomas, Jerry Walker, and Kateri M. Walsh. Refreshments and free attendance raffle available to all who attend compliments of the Friends of the Library.
Author Talk: C.T. Daniels and His New Novel Branded
East Forest Park Branch
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Springfield author C.T. Daniels launches his new book Branded, a stunning novel on sex trafficking. C.T. will share stories of his inspirations for the book and discuss the process of creating this hard-hitting story. Books will be available for sale and signing, and refreshments are compliments of the Friends of the Library.
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.
Spring: Author Fair
Central Lbrary Rotunda, Saturday, April 14, from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Come to the Fair to meet recently published authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Authors will be on-hand to meet the public, discuss their books, and sell and sign copies of their books to interested readers. A wide range of reading genres will be on display including memoirs, novels, poetry, nonfiction, children’s books, and more. With such a wide selection, there’s likely to be something for readers of all ages!
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.