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.

Upcoming Events »


Thursday, June 11, 2015, 6 pm & 7 pm, Central Library 

Author Eric Litwin

Eric Litwin (Mr. Eric) is a guitar strumming, book writing, harmonica blowing, song singing, folksy, fun type of guy, who also happens to be the # 1 New York Times Best Selling author of the first four Pete the Cat picture books. Learn more...


Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:30 am (grades 1-4) & 1 pm (grades 5-12), Oshtemo Branch Library 

Draw Manga with Mark Crilley

Meet Mark Crilley, author of Brody’s Ghost, Miki Falls, Akiko and the Mastering Manga drawing series. Mark will provide a hands on drawing event. Featuring anime, manga, comics and fun. Learn more...


Monday, June 22, 2015, 2 pm, Central Library 

Meet Author and Educator Kevin Coval

Join us for a special poetry workshop the performance by Kevin Coval, author of numerous poetry collections and chapbooks, and the founder of “Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival,” now the largest youth poetry slam in the world. Learn more...


Friday, July 24, 2015, 1 pm, Washington Square Branch Library 

Authors Fritz Grobe & Stephen Voltz: “The Coke and Mentos Guys”

Fritz Grobe & Stephen Voltz are the mad scientists behind EepyBird and the authors of How to Build a Hovercraft. Their viral videos have received more than 150 million views. This show is guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation. Learn more...


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