Authors and Writing Programs

Upcoming Author Visits (2022)

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – Jennifer J. Chow, mystery author, virtual special guest at the Meyer Book Club (hybrid meeting) to discuss her cozy mystery, Mimi Lee Gets a Clue (book 1 in the Sassy Cat Mysteries). The author will be joining us over Zoom from California; book club attendees can attend at the Meyer Senior and Community Center, located at 2275 Dartmouth St., College Station, or over Zoom. Registration required; contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov or RSVP online to sign up.
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 – Hybrid Romance Author Panel will feature three authors (Shana Galen, R.R. Born, and Sasha Summers) at Ringer Library. This will be a hybrid event; attend in person at Ringer Library or over Zoom. To attend over Zoom, please register. A registration link will be added closer to the event date. Contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov or (979) 209-6347 or Janelle at jawilliams@bryantx.gov or (979) 209-5600 for more information.
  • Future Visits: Please contact Kendra Perkins at kperkins@bryantx.gov or (979) 209-6347 if you are interested in discussing a possible author visit. At this point, we are doing virtual visits that patrons can access from home (Zoom, etc.) and hybrid programs that can be accessed via Zoom or from the library. All programs are free to participants.

Recent Author Visits (2021-2022)

  • Sunday, May 1, 2022 – Open a Book, Open a World, reading and conversation with authors Kwame Alexander, Susan Fletcher, and Van G. Garrett. Program includes book-signing with books available for purchase, provided by Brain Lair Books and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 – TEENS Publish Virtual Author Party to release the 2021 anthology A Spark in the Void, virtual, Zoom
    • Multiple authors: Kelsey Rae Andrus, Debkonya Banerjee, Devkumar Banerjee, Emmy Lu Dubuisson, S.T. Faulkner, George Ignatius, A.R. Jumet, Sashi Kulatilaka, Aurora Lillard, Olivia MacArthur, Logan Meadows, Julie Morgan, Yawei Shang, and Elisabeth Stewart
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021 – Virtual Romance Panel with authors Laura Castoro (also writes as Laura Parker and D. D. Ayres), Christie Craig (also writes as C.C. Hunter), Diane KellyNancy NaigleSasha Summers, and Jamie Pope (also writes as Sugar Jamison, Ginger Jamison, and Evelyn Jordan). From heartbreaks and hunky heroes to writing for the Hallmark Channel, these romance authors share their insights about the most popular fiction genre. Virtual program, held on Zoom (registration required). Contact Kendra (kperkins@bryantx.gov) or Alexys (amaliga@bryantx.gov) for more information.
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – Diane Kelly, mystery author, special guest at the Meyer Book Club (Zoom meeting) to discuss her cozy mystery, Dead as a Door Knocker (House-Flipper Mysteries, #1). Hybrid meeting (guest speaker on Zoom, librarian at Ringer Library, participants could get a Zoom link or attend at Ringer Library). Contact Kendra (kperkins@bryantx.gov) for more information or to sign up.
  • Saturday, June 5, 2021 – Sisters in Crime, virtual Mystery Authors panel, with authors Diane Kelly, Melissa Bourbon / Winnie Archer, Lynn Chandler Willis, VM (Valerie) Burns, and Lawrence Kelter; Zoom webinar, free registration required, or watch on Ringer Library’s TV. Contact Kendra (kperkins@bryantx.gov) or Alexys (amaliga@bryantx.gov) for more information.
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 – Martha Wells – best-selling, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author (Fugitive Telemetry, newest Murderbot Diaries novella), Virtual visit using Zoom webinar, free registration required. Contact Kendra (kperkins@bryantx.gov) or Alexys (amaliga@bryantx.gov) for more information.

Library Programs for Authors and Aspiring Authors

  • TEENS Publish, summer creative writing program for teens, led by author Molly Blaisdell and librarian Kendra Perkins; now accepting applications for the summer 2022 program, which will be hybrid (Ringer Library and Zoom) and will be held on Wednesday evenings. See bcslibrary.org/teens-publish or contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov for more information. Applications are available online and at Ringer Library.

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