Date: Saturday, January 20th
Venue: Cody, Park County Library
Join us for a day of literary enchantment at the 3rd Annual Winter Author Festival, hosted by the Park County Library Foundation. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of books, workshops, and engaging discussions with local authors.
Keynote Speaker: Robyn Cutter, Park County Archivist
We are delighted to announce Robyn Cutter, Park County Archivist, as our distinguished keynote speaker. Robyn brings a unique perspective to the festival. Join her as she delves into the rich history of authors in our area, providing insights into the literary legacy that has shaped our community.
Festivities Throughout the Day
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Meet and Greet at Pardners Cafe
Kickstart your day with a warm welcome at Pardners Cafe, located inside the library. Enjoy hot beverages, share your love for literature, and connect with fellow book enthusiasts.
10:00 – 11:10 a.m.: Workshops for Aspiring Writers and Avid Readers
Explore a diverse range of workshops designed to enhance your writing skills and deepen your appreciation for literature.
11:20 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Author Readings in Grizzly Hall
Experience the magic of storytelling as local authors share excerpts from their latest works in Grizzly Hall.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Keynote Address by Robyn Cutter
We are thrilled to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Robyn Cutter, Park County Archivist. Robyn will delve into the rich history of early Cody Authors dating back to as early as 1910 through approximately the 1990s. Her talk will highlight books and authors discovered through newspaper searches and those preserved in the Park County Archives. The topics will range from local history, family history, children’s books, the west, cookbooks, ranching, art, and even include a humorous search for a copy of a book published by Pacific Power and Light in 1972. Robyn humorously notes, “Pacific Power is putting out a new book of recipes, a special feature being that every recipe is guaranteed not to give you gas!”
2:40 – 5:00 p.m.: Book Signing Session
Connect with your favorite authors and get personalized copies of their works during the book signing session.
Pardners Cafe Special: Open All Day!
To enhance your festival experience, Pardners Cafe will remain open all day on Saturday, offering a cozy space to relax, discuss books, and enjoy refreshments.
Silent Auction – Book Treasures Await!
Participate in our silent auction featuring author baskets and other literary treasures. All proceeds support the Park County Library Foundation’s mission to foster a love for literature and community engagement.
Plan Your Visit
Save the date and plan your visit to the Cody Library on Saturday, January 20th. Whether you’re a seasoned bibliophile or just starting your literary journey, the Winter Author Festival promises a day of inspiration and connection.