Join us for our Local Author Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Galaxie Library.
The Local Author Fair is an opportunity for authors and book creators to showcase their work, discuss and sell their books, network with one another, and learn more about writing and publishing. Thirty local authors will be present throughout the day to showcase their talent and offer books for sale. Browse local author booths and discover your next favorite read.
We are now accepting 2019 Local Author Fair Applications. To apply, complete and submit the application and one copy of your published work by Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Application materials may be dropped off at any Dakota County Library location or mailed to:
Attn: Adult Programming Dept.
1340 Wescott Rd.
Eagan, MN 55123
Authors selected to participate will be notified by Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 and will be required to submit two high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) photos (one of the author, one of the book cover image) by Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.
Schedule of events
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Loft Literary Center Workshop: How to Find Readers Register starting Oct. 19.
How to Find Readers: Discover who your audience is, how to build one and how to engage with your readers prior to the publishing process. Learn what to anticipate on and after your book's publication day. Presented by the Loft Literary Center. Registration required.
Noon–3 p.m.: Local authors sell and sign books at their booths.
12:30–1:30 p.m. Keynote speaker Dr. Antonia Felix
Dr. Antonia Felix is the New York Times bestselling author of 21 books, including biographies of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Felix will describe the launch, development and adventures of her writing career and how writing expanded her interest in women's rights and leadership.
As an educator, Dr. Felix has been an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Liberal Studies and Creative Writing Program at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., instructor in English and Literature at Emporia State University as well as a writing workshop presenter. Dr. Felix also conducts research on racial equity in education and is an established musician, singer, playwright, columnist and ghostwriter.
1:30–2:30 p.m.: Readings from local authors
Hear poems and short passages from winners of the Dakota County Library Poetry Contest and Teen Fan Fiction Contest and Local Author Fair participants.