Read Local: CK Author Festival
Calling all Chatham-Kent authors! Chatham-Kent Public Library invites you to join us for the Read Local: CK Author Festival this November.
The Read Local: CK Author Festival will be held at the Chatham Branch on Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Read Local: CK Author Festival will be an opportunity for Chatham-Kent authors to meet readers and aspiring writers, connect with other local authors and to promote and sell their books.
Anyone from Chatham-Kent who has written and published a book, in print or as an ebook, is welcome to apply. Due to space limitations, all authors are asked to submit an application to be considered for this event. Authors that have participated in past Read Local: CK Author Festival events are welcome to apply however preference will be given to authors who have not participated in an event before.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to apply to participate?
Yes. Due to space limitations, we are asking that all authors submit an application form to be considered for the festival. We will accommodate as many authors as possible. If we get more interest than we have space to accommodate, authors will be chosen based on a number of criteria, including the genre of their writing and past participation, to get a varied representation of CK authors. Applications are due by September 15. Everyone will be contacted in late September with more information about the event.
Anyone from Chatham-Kent who has published a book either in print or as an ebook is welcome to apply.
What do I need to bring?
The library will provide tables and chairs. Authors are responsible for their own set-up, signs and display materials. Authors are also invited to bring copies of their books to sell but are responsible for all transactions. CKPL will not provide change or access to a debit machine/credit card reader.
How early can I arrive?
Author may start arriving for set-up at 9:30 am, 30 minutes prior to the event.