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 »
Are you a self-published author? KPL now makes the SELF-e submission platform freely available to library patrons and the local writing community. By submitting your indie-published book here, you can share your ebook(s) with KPL patrons and libraries throughout Michigan. Learn more...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium, WMU
Kalamazoo Public Library celebrates the 15th anniversary of Reading Together with Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White by bestselling author and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. More...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6 pm, Alma Powell Branch Library
New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes will visit Kalamazoo schools and Kalamazoo Public Library this spring to share about her writing and career with Kalamazoo kids, teens, and families. More...
See the Webcasts page to view past presentations from KPL’s visiting authors.