Authors @ KPL


Meet Leading Authors and Illustrators

KPL welcomes leading and up-and-coming authors and illustrators for discussions, lectures and book signings. Enjoy noted children's authors and illustrators, poets, memoir writers, novelists, local and regional historical writers, award-winning teen authors, and more.

Listen & Learn

Hear authors describe their research and writing process, what inspires them, who influences them, and how they develop their personal style. Enjoy their stories and gain valuable insight into what it takes to write compelling prose.

Upcoming Events »


Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30 pm, Washington Square Branch Library 

Jane and Ellen Knuth: Love Will Steer Me True

Local authors Jane and Ellen Knuth will discuss their newest book Love Will Steer Me True. The novel is based on discussions between Jane and her daughter Ellen. Come hear how their mother/daughter relationship grew. Learn more...


Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7 pm, Central Library 

Westnedge Hill Neighborhood Focus: History & Architecture

Lynn Houghton, co-author of Kalamazoo: Lost and Found, will offer an opportunity to examine more closely the history and architectural styles that are found in the Westnedge Hill neighborhood. Learn more...