October 23, 2020 – Nevada County may be known for mines full of gold, but these days, we celebrate the wealth of our creative community. Around 35 of Nevada County’s talented local authors will gather online from November 4th to November 7th for the Nevada County Community Library’s third Local Author Showcase. Everyone is invited to this free event.

Nevada County Local Authors will kick things off on Wednesday, November 4th at 5:30pm with a Zoom Webinar on Local Outdoor books. Some of our local authors, including Kathryn Reed, Tim Hauserman, and Eddy Ancinas will join a roundtable discussion on their books and share what inspires them. Next up on the Showcase schedule on Thursday, November 5th at 5:30pm, will be panel discussion on Local Picturebooks with authors such as Shelly Covert from the Nevada City Racheria and California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) as well as Megan Jost from ColorsByMegan. The next Zoom Webinar of the week on Friday, November 6th at 5:30pm is a Fiction Friday Forum with authors including Avanti Centrae, Shirley DicKard, Celeste Leon, and June Sylvester Saraceno.

Finally on Saturday, November 7th, The Book Seller in Grass Valley and Daniel Elkin, teacher at Bitney Prep High School and co-founder of Fieldmouse Press will join a Zoom Webinar at 10:00am called “How To Support Your Local Author”.

Finishing off the day at 12:00pm is a Keynote with Molly Fisk, Inaugural Nevada County Poet Laurate on Poetry and Crisis: “California Fire & Water”. All events will take place via Zoom, and registration ahead of time via the library’s event calendar is highly encouraged.

Information about participating authors is available at the Nevada County Community Library’s website (follow the link under “Events”). For questions or further information, please contact Megan Lloyd, Adult Services Librarian, at (530) 265-7050 or megan.lloyd@co.nevada.ca.us.