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Authors gather to entertain, inspire

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:55 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:04 p.m. CDT

The DeKalb Public Library’s third annual local author’s fair, “The Writer’s Yarn,” will be held Saturday. The fair will open at 11 a.m. with booths featuring local authors, baked goods and refreshments, an Activity Nook with games and crafts, face painting and mini pop-up interactive sessions with the authors until 3 p.m. This event is free, open to everyone and will be located at the library. 

There will be 21 local authors and two publishing houses participating in the fair: B.A. Binn, Beverly Finn, Clayton Smith, Courtney Skelton, Dale Cozort, Danny Dillman, Deanna Frances, Debra R. Borys, Ed Posega, G.K. Wuori, John Desjarlais, K.B. Jensen, Larry D. Howlett, Luisa Buehler, Mary Bell, Michael B.J. Farley, Michael Kirk, S.L. Jones, Tiffany Riley, Valerie Twombly and Yanet Platt. These authors comprise a mixed selection of children’s books, young adult, romance, mysteries, non-fiction and poetry. 

Buehler will hold mini pop-up sessions at her booth called “Plotting while Potting.” They will be about poisonous plants and how she uses them in her mysteries. Borys also will hold mini pop-up sessions at her booth about how her volunteering in Chicago with the homeless inspired her to feature street kids and the issues they have to deal with in her suspense novel series. Binns’ session will reach out to parents seeking to keep their kids reading over the summer. These sessions will spontaneously occur as people head over to their booths. 

Some best seller books also will be raffled off to those who visit each author booth. There will be a raffle for both adults and children. Contact Edith Craig at 815-756-9568, ext. 260, or for more information. 

The DeKalb Public Library is open seven days a week and is located at 309 Oak St. in DeKalb.

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