Fall Author Festival

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  • The Portage County Public Library invites readers near and far to attend their first Fall Author Festival on November 2, 2019. Nine Wisconsin novelists, including seven from Portage County, will present their work throughout the day and be available for book signing. The Festival will run from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, and attendees can stay for one, several, or all of the authors’ presentations. Each author will provide a unique perspective on the writing process and introduce you to characters and settings you didn’t know you were hoping to experience.

    The day’s lineup includes novelists who write almost every genre: historical, real-life drama, mystery, romance, and thriller. The authors presenting in the morning—Gary Chriske, Elizabeth Felt, John Currier, and Bob Rutta—all have a historical aspect to their novels, whether biographical, political, military, or slice-of-life. At 1:00, the event will resume with Lor E. Lynn, whose historical romances are sure to please, and Joy Ribar, whose mysteries feature a small-town-Wisconsin baker and vintner turned amateur sleuth. Rounding out the afternoon are Hannah Klumb, whose crime thriller features an abused woman seeking justice; Robert Ullrich, who writes action thrillers about an assassin with a conscience; and Marc Thwaits, a thriller author who takes readers into the criminal underbelly of China.

    The event is free of charge, and no registration is necessary. The authors will have copies of their books available for purchase. Light refreshments will be available througout the day. The authors all write for adults, so families should plan accordingly.

Fall Author Festival