Meet local authors at Crawley Library’s annual Local Author Fair

The fair is taking place on Saturday 19 October, from 11am – 3pm.


Release date: 8 October 2019

Meet more than 30 local authors and join in the book bingo challenge at Crawley Library’s third annual Local Author Fair next month.

Taking place on Saturday 19 October, from 11.00am - 3.00pm, the free event allows visitors to find out what people are writing about in their area, chat to local authors about the inspiration behind their writing and browse the stalls of signed books available for purchase.

The authors cover a broad range of genres, from children’s books to adult fiction, non-fiction, biographies and plays.

Jacquie Russell, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities, said: “This will be the third year that the Local Author Fair has taken place and each year it has grown bigger and better.

“It is not only a great way for local authors to come together and share tips and advice with like-minded individuals, but it also allows people in the wider community to see what is happening in their local area. Best of all it is a free, family friendly event that anyone can attend.”

The fair runs until 1.30pm and is suitable for all ages, with activities for children and the opportunity to win a £20 book voucher for anyone who completes the book bingo challenge (for adults and children).

The day will conclude with a free talk by local award-winning author Eve Ainsworth from 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Eve is an experienced speaker and creative writing workshop coordinator, with seven published successful teen books, including 7 Days, Crush, Because of You and Lost.

Free spaces are available to book by visiting Eventbrite but this is not essential.

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