Local Author Festival

Our 2020 Local Author Festival planning survey is available here. The survey closes on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Our theme for 2020 will be: Authors in AFPL Getting Coffee. Inspired by Jerry Seinfield’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, this series will feature panel discussions, one-on-one author interviews, and, of course, COFFEE! Events will run from June–August of 2020.

The Avon Library’s Local Author Festival was held from May-August, 2019. Writers from New England and the tri-state area visit to share their work, inspiration, and ideas with our audience. We have featured the talents of Ann Leary, Matthew Dicks, Kristan Higgins, James Fry, Adriana Trigiani, and Andrew Gross, Archer Mayor, and many more.

We may post author events here in the meantime.

Upcoming author events:

Wed 26

Meet Isabella Beecher Hooker: one of Connecticut’s suffragettes

Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 29

Author Joanna Schaffhausen returns! Dive into the world of DNA

Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 12

Poets on Poetry: Galway Kinnell

Thursday, March 12 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Apr 04

The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Apr 09

Poets on Poetry: Mary Oliver

Thursday, April 9 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
May 06

Susan Meissner Author Event @ Simsbury Library

Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm