Thursday, December 31, 2015

Beaverton City Library seeks entries for local authors' book fair

The Beaverton City Library will host a free local authors' book fair on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12375 S.W. Fifth Street.

The library is seeking writers from Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties to apply for a space to share and promote their latest work. All genres are welcome, including adult, young adult, and children's literature. Selected authors will receive table space to discuss and sell their books.

There is no cost to participate and authors will keep 100 percent of proceeds from sales. In exchange, the library requests that each participating author donate two books, one of which will be raffled off to attendees and the other of which will be considered for inclusion in the library's collection.

Donated books not added to the collection will be sold by the New Friends of the Beaverton Library to support library programs and services. Up to six authors will be invited to speak or read from their work at the event. Participants will be chosen by random drawing.

Applications are due on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.  For more information or to request an application, contact Helen Butler.