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Author Fair, Poetry Workshop Scheduled At Modesto Library

The Stanislaus County Library will host its Ninth Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Modesto Library portico. Community members will have an opportunity to meet with a variety of local authors. A selection of children’s, teen and adult titles in a variety of genres will be available for purchase.

Participating authors include Pamela Atherstone, Noah Bertolero, Linda Bradley, John Lee Brook, Jennie Chadwick, Heather Crooker, Ellen Cummins, Paula Treick DeBoard, Teresa Dempewolf, C.E.R. Ellwood, Claudia Hagen, John Harrison, Janith Hooper, Jeff Jardine, Wiley Joiner, Elizabeth Jones, Jennifer Kuhns, Silver Lamb, Nathaniel Lloyd, John Paul Padilla, Richard Panto, Danielle Parent, Richard Pires, Juliana Presto, Doug Souza, Sarah Stevenson, Lee Tidball, and Charles Wilkinson. In addition, members of the Aeon Writers Group, including Dana Ardis, Mary Merrell, Tiffany O’Haro, Doug C. Souza and S.A. Stovall will offer two anthologies of short stories.

“The Local Author Fair is an exciting opportunity to showcase our area’s writing talent,” said Stanislaus County Library Director Diane McDonnell. “Meeting published authors and learning about their experiences may even inspire some future authors in our community.”

Following the Local Author Fair, Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center will host a poetry workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. In the workshop entitled, “Write a Poem; Read a Poem” participants will write drafts of new poems, followed by a practice session of reading poems aloud. All experience levels are welcome.

Both events are free of charge and participants may attend one or both events. For more information, call the Stanislaus County Library’s Public Relations Department at 209-558-4813.

The Stanislaus County Library engages all members of the community and offers access to information, knowledge, and the tools for innovation and personal development. With 13 locations throughout the county, the Library offers a diverse collection of free materials, computer access and Wi-Fi, Story Times, programming for all ages, and more. To learn more about the Library’s wide array of programs and services, visit