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Local, national and international author events are often hosted by Salt Lake County Library. In fact, each year we host a Local Authors & You one-day event where aspiring writers have a chance to meet and work with local published authors as well as learn the tools of the trade. For more information about author events, please call Customer Service, 801.943.4636.

Authors in the Round
Authors in the Round

Local authors are visiting various County Library locations all summer long and sharing their expertise as part of the second annual Authors in the Round.

May 23 through August 17, local authors representing multiple genres will present fifteen workshops and three panels on topics such as traditional versus digital publishing, writing and editing a first draft, world building and more.

Authors in the Round begins May 23 at 7 pm at the County Library’s Hunter Branch with Anna del C. Dye’s workshop on languages in stories. Books will be available for purchase at all events.

See the full list of authors and panels.

Author Christine Seifert
Christine Seifert

Local author Christine Seifert shares her research in her new book, “Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic View of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.” The tragedy led to the development of safety regulations to protect factory workers.

DATE: Tuesday, June 27
TIME: 1:30 pm
PLACE: Hunter, 4740 W 4100 S, Salt Lake City 84120

These events are free and open to the public.

Author Matthew Kirby
Matthew Kirby

Local author Matthew Kirby discusses "Rogue World," the newest installment in his Dark Gravity Sequence series. After the presentation, attendees may enjoy a Q&A session, costume contest, and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event from The Printed Garden.

DATE: Wednesday, July 19
TIME: 7 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center

Author Ramona Zabriskie
Ramona Zabriskie

Marriage mentor Ramona Zabriskie shares her approach for personal happiness and marital bliss in her book, "Wife for Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage." Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Seating is limited; register today for this free event.

DATE: Thursday, July 27
TIME: 6:30 pm
PLACE: Library’s Viridian Event Center