March 11, 2024

HEPL Local Author Fair 2024 Coming Soon!

Local Author Fair 2024, FORUM Events Center, April 20 from 1-4pm

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 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the FORUM Events Center, 11313 USA Pkwy, Fishers, Indiana.

Nearly 60 local authors and literary organizations from Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, Cicero, Indianapolis, New Palestine, Avon, Bargersville, and other Central Indiana 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 book bundles and other prizes for those who attend. New to the 2024 Fair are storytimes and short readings featuring participating authors throughout the afternoon in a room adjacent to the exhibit space.

“Hamilton East Public Library is excited for the return of this annual event showcasing the talent of local authors! Our service area within Hamilton County, and Indiana at large, has many gifted writers, some of whom have self-published and others who have launched their works through traditional publishing houses. The HEPL Local Author Fair provides a unique opportunity to engage directly nearly 60 authors and literary organizations as you support local storytelling. During the event you can purchase books for yourself or as gifts, network with other authors, ask them about their writing inspiration or process, and learn more about their journey to publishing,” said Adult Program Coordinator Danielle Acton.

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 the event. The Local Author Fair is a free event for all ages, including children, teens, adults, and families. View the list of participating authors and organizations here.

Writing Workshops

Three free writing workshops will take place at the Fishers Library (5 Municipal Dr.) 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.