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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, February 9, 2016, 6 pm, Alma Powell Branch Library

Author Sonya Hollins and Friends

Meet author and self-publisher Sonya Hollins who co-wrote with her husband Sean, the brand new children’s book, Benjamin Losford and His Handy Dandy Clippers. This is a program for the entire family! Enjoy listening to Sonya read from her new book and the story behind it. Reception with food provided by Keneisha Morgan-Darden. Includes free haircuts provided by local barbers. 


Monday, March 7, 2016, 7 pm, Kalamazoo Central High School Auditorium

Reading Together 2016 Author Christina Baker Kline

The 2016 Reading Together selection is Orphan Train by bestselling author Christina Baker Kline. Kline is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Orphan Train, about a young Irish immigrant who, as a child, is sent away from New York on a train that regularly transported unwanted and abandoned children from the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience. Her previous novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines and Sweet WaterLearn more...




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