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December 19, 2023

Call for Authors for the 2024 HEPL Local Author Fair

The Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) is excited to host our 2024 Local Author Fair, a free, open house-style event for all ages. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the FORUM Events Center (11313 USA Pkwy, Fishers, IN 46037).

Nearly 60 local authors and literary organizations from Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, Indianapolis, and surrounding areas will have exhibit space for the public to meet them, with opportunities to purchase their books. Authors will be available for book signings. There will be chances to win books and other prizes for those who attend.

How To Apply 

Interested authors and literary organizations can apply for exhibit space HERE.

Application deadline: Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Event Information

A fantastic array of local author talent representing a broad range of genres, including picture books, mystery thrillers, action, adventure, true crime, biographies, romance, self-help, local and Indiana history, science fiction, and much more, will be at this event. The Local Author Fair is a free event for all ages, including children, teens, adults, and families.

New to the 2024 Fair are storytimes and readings featuring participating authors in a room adjacent to the exhibit space. More details to come!

Three free writing workshops will take place at the Fishers Library (5 Municipal Dr.) on Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 11:30am before the Local Author Fair. While free, registration is required for each workshop as space is limited. Registration opens on March 21, 2024.

Workshops include:

Visit the HEPL event calendar to register.

Follow HEPL on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Be sure to tag us and use #HEPLLocalAuthorFair to connect with some of our authors and learn about chances to win prizes and meet some of our authors.

Questions about the Local Author Fair or the application process? Contact programs@hamiltoneastpl.org.