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Winter Author Festival to Benefit Powell Library Project

The Park County Library Foundation has been hard at work contacting local authors and planning for their first ever Winter Author Festival to benefit the Powell Library Project that includes a much-needed expansion of the current Powell Library building. The festival will take place throughout the Cody Library on Saturday, February 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Over 25 authors have signed up for the event. Each author will have a table stationed throughout the library where festivalgoers can meet the authors, purchase their books, and have books signed. Additionally, there will be readings by local authors scheduled throughout the day. The Keynote speakers, Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, will begin their address at 2:00 p.m.

The Winter Author Festival will also feature three writing workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The first workshop, from 11:00-11:30, will be by Kirstin Bales & Sara Frazier on Amazon Vella. From 11:30-12:30 Linda Rae Sande will speak about the Business of Being an Author. The final workshop, from 12:30-1:30, will be by Melissa Cook on memoir writing techniques.

Not only will the festival include author tables, speakers, and workshops, festivalgoers will be able to casually enjoy a book-page black-out poetry craft and a silent auction. Cody Pardners, located in the café area of the Cody Library, will also have cookies and coffee available to purchase from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Be sure to stop by the Cody Library on February 26th for this exciting event that is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the silent auction and author tables will go to benefit the Powell Library Project.

Attention Patrons: The Powell Library will be closed April 23-May 5, 2024 while we move into our temporary location in the Homesteader Building at the Park County Fairgrounds. All Park County Library System patrons can continue to place holds/request items, but please understand your hold may be delayed due to the closure. We look forward to seeing you at the fairgrounds in May.