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The event provides an outlet for authors, many of them self-published, to sell their books and to network. But it also gives library patrons an opportunity to discover new talent and talk to authors about their writing style and writing journey. Book topics include Birmingham and Alabama history, civil rights, poetry, memoirs, devotionals, relationships, inspiration and motivation, self-help, children’s fiction, Christian fiction, teen fiction, fantasy, romance, thrillers, science fiction, and historical fiction.
The Expo will have two writing sessions in the Arrington Auditorium. The sessions are free and don’t require advance registration.
The Local Authors Expo is presented by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library, a nonprofit association that supports Birmingham Public Library special needs by providing volunteer and financial resources.
For more information and to see a list of the 2014 authors, visit http://www.bplonline.org/programs/LocalAuthors/.
Photos from the 2013 Authors Expo can be found on the library’s Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bpl/8439043562/in/set-72157632669709859.