We are pleased to provide a platform for our local authors so they may be discovered and enjoyed by their community, as well as support them by connecting them to resources to further their craft.
The Portage District Library offers a distinct Adult Local Author’s Collection, which can be found upon entering the adult floor of the library. Fiction and nonfiction works by local authors are grouped together. These items circulate under the same terms as our regular fiction and nonfiction collections.
If you are a local author interested in having your fiction or creative nonfiction work included in this collection, please note the following guidelines for inclusion in the Local Author’s Collection:
To have your work considered for our collection, please review our Local Author Information Sheet for submission instructions.
The Portage District Library is fortunate to be part of a community rich in talent with the written word. Each year we are approached by many local authors who are eager to share their work. As a community center to experience and explore local arts and culture, the Portage District Library is happy to support local authors in their efforts.
Portage District Library offers an annual Local Author Expo event to bring together our local authors and Portage community. The Expo will feature up to 10 local authors. The library provides refreshments and tables for authors to display their books and promotional materials.
The Local Author Expo Application has more information on requirements, deadlines, expo dates and other services offered to local authors.
2017 Expo Date:
Sunday, December 10, 2-4pm
Deadline to Apply:
November 10, 2017
Participation in Local Author Expo is by application only. Please print, complete and return the following application by the appropriate deadline.