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.
Are you a local author or writer with a recent publication? If so, please tell us. Your work could be featured in a KPL Writers’ Block video, a forum where independently published local writers tell the community about their work. Visit Writers’ Block »
Thursday, August 4, 2 pm, Oshtemo Branch Library
Spend an afternoon with the beloved author and illustrator of Eek! There’s a Mouse in the House, Summer Days and Nights, and Detective Small in the Amazing Banana Caper, among other timeless favorites. More...
Thursday, November 17, 6:30 pm, Central Library
Naomi Shihab Nye is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes. She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Nye will be a featured speaker at Kalamazoo Public Library’s 39th annual Mary Calletto Rife Youth Literature Seminar. More...
See the Webcasts page to view past presentations from KPL’s visiting authors.