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CKPL to Celebrate Local Writing Talent with Author Festival

As part of Chatham-Kent Public Library’s ongoing goal to support the local writing community, the Read Local: CK Author Festival will be held at the Chatham Branch on Saturday, November 25. Come and share one-on-one time with local authors and discover your next great read.

From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, CKPL will showcase authors who will be available to meet with readers, talk about their writing, and sell copies of their books. The festival’s featured authors represent many genres, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s and young adult. The tentative list of authors includes:

April Adan                                                     James McLean                                                                   

Dawn Beecroft Teetzel                                J.L. Meredith                        

Michael Dymond                                          Glenn Muller

Barbara Godin                                              Kate Smoak

David Alec Knight                                        Joanne Smolders

Fran Lucid                                                   

At 3:00 pm, CKPL will welcome keynote speaker and Chatham-Kent author, Susan Cullen, who will discuss her book “The World Collective.” Susan will also share about her writing experiences as municipal liaison of the local group of NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that helps people create and achieve their writing goals by providing tools, structure, community, and encouragement.

Registration is not required for this event.  

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