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 »


Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:30 pm, Central Library 

Illustrator Amelia Hansen

Meet Illustrator Amelia Hansen, hear some stories, and draw at this drop-in program. Providing both illustration and graphic design, Amelia Hansen has been an independent professional artist since 1989, specializing in natural science subjects and their connections to people. Learn more...  


Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7 pm, Central Library 

Author Katherine Applegate

Recent Newbery Medal winner, Katherine Applegate will be hosting a release event for her upcoming novel, Crenshaw. Applegate’s many books include her award-winning The One and Only Ivan, the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter book series, the picture book The Buffalo Storm, and the novel Home of the Brave. With her husband, Michael Grant, she wrote the hugely popular series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.  


Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7 pm, Central Library 

Meet the Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Meet Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, the recipient of multiple Newbery Honors, a two-time Finalist for the National Book Award, the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King Awards, and the 2014 National Book Award Winner for Young People’s Literature. This is a free public event in conjunction with the 2015 Youth Literature Seminar. Learn more...




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