Local Author Showcase

OCPL has discovered many local authors who would like to share their work with library patrons through presentations and signing events. OCPL’s mission is to connect, inspire and empower. We are passionate advocates for literacy and lifelong learning and support local authors in their efforts.

To serve both local authors and library patrons, The Library will offer a Local Author Showcase quarterly. Not only will authors be able to connect with the library, but with patrons and the community as well. Each month will feature four authors per date.  Each author will have their own space to meet and greet.  This will give patrons an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn about their books.  Tables and chairs will be provided for each author to display their books and promotional materials.

The Local Author Showcase Application has more information on requirements, deadlines, showcase dates, and other services offered to local authors. For more information, contact Senatra Spearmon.

  • Person typing on old-fashioned typewriter.Authors will be contacted with available dates after their application is submitted.  Local Author Showcase programs are scheduled on a quarterly basis.
  • Authors must bring their own books.
  • Books must have publication dates of 2015-2022.
  • The library will publicize each showcase through varying mediums of posters, e-newsletters, social media, or some subset of these).
  • The Library will provide the meeting room, tables, light refreshments, and library staff to introduce each showcase event.
  • There will be no charge for the authors or for those attending.
  • The OCPL will accept a donated copy of your book, we do not guarantee it will be added to the collection. Please click here for our collection development guidelines.

Participation in the Local Author Showcase is by application only.

Please complete the application below.

Local Author Showcase

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  2. Link to book (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, independent distributor, etc.)

  3. Submit another form for additional published books you would like to include.

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