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Add to calendar 12/10/2022 10:00 am 12/10/2022 1:00 pm America/New_York Graham Library Young County Book Festival – Sat. Dec. 10, 2022 Graham Library, 910 Cherry St., Graham, TX More information about this event, can be found on Marie's website. MM/DD/YYYY 1440

Graham Library Young County Book Festival – Sat. Dec. 10, 2022

Graham Library, 910 Cherry St., Graham, TX
12/10/2022 10:00 am12/10/2022 1:00 pm
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The inaugural Young County Book Festival will be held next Saturday at the Library of Graham with over 20 national, regional and local authors who will discuss, sell and sign their books.

The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the library at 910 Cherry St. The event was started due to authors reaching out to the library to see if they hosted any type of similar event at the facility, according to Library of Graham Director and author Kelly LaFarge who also reached out to bring authors to the event.

“I’m a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), that’s a society of children’s authors and illustrators, and there’s a northeast chapter. So I sent out a call out to them and then (it spread via) word of mouth between some local authors,” she said. “(...) So I have close to 25 authors that are going to come.”

The library director said they are going to spread the authors out in the library and try to make the event more lively for those visiting each author.

“I’m going to turn on the player baby grand piano and everybody can just walk around and talk to the authors (and) ask them how they got published,” she said. “Some are self published, they’ve done their own publishing, paid for it and they’re selling their books. Then some have done traditional publishing like, one of my gals (attending) is (published through) Simon & Schuster. So she’s gone through the agent, through the vetting process of one of the New York publishers, you know, the tough way to do it.”

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