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.


Writers’ Block

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 »


Upcoming Events »


Monday, February 25, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Central Library

Golden Age of Building

Many changes happened in Kalamazoo during the 1920s including its built environment as new schools, new housing and new buildings dotted the city. Kalamazoo history expert Lynn Houghton will look at this expansion focusing on those responsible, specifically the architectural firm of Billingham and Cobb.


Wednesday, April 17, 7 pm - 9 pm, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S Westnedge Ave

Reading Together Author: Angie Thomas

Join us at Chenery Auditorium on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7 pm to hear Thomas trace the development of her book The Hate U Give—and in so doing, speak to the heart of race, activism and social change in America today. Admission is free and open to the public. The presentation will be followed by a book signing. 



View Past Programs »

Visit our Webcasts page to view past presentations from KPL’s visiting authors.