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Henrico Community Authors Showcase

  • About the Program

    Henrico Community Authors ShowcaseRead, discuss, and connect with other writers and readers in our community. Local authors are invited to sign up and share their books.

    This self-serve program allows local authors to book a 60-minute evening time slot to read, discuss your writing process, and promote your book.

    See schedule to the right of this page for planned showcases.

    Second and Last Monday of each month, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Programs are held online via Webex. Online programs will not be recorded.

  • Information for Authors

    If you have a Henrico County library card and have written a book that is bound and published or self-published, you can participate. Check our Events Calendar to find an available Showcase date and register to speak. Authors can book one event per year, up to 3 months in advance. Please note that the Library does not endorse the content, quality, position, or opinions of participating authors or their works.

    In order to complete your online registration, you will receive an email request for more information from Henrico Library staff in the next 1-2 business days. Please contact the Programming Librarian, Kimberly Bridges, at kbridges@henricolibrary.org with any questions or by phone at (804) 501-1929. (804) 501-1929.

    Additional guidelines for your showcase are below. Learn more about:

    Find and Register For a Showcase date

  • Author Guidelines

    Promotion for your event

    Publicity will be the primary responsibility of the author with our self-serve program. You can include the library's address, but not our phone number on your publicity. Invite your family, friends, and other writers and readers. Use your Facebook and Twitter and other social media. Ongoing advertising about the Henrico Community Author's showcase will be provided by the library via our web site, social media, and Program Guide publication, but generally it will not include specifics about programs or authors.

    Adding a copy of your book to the library's collection

    If you'd like, you can donate one free copy of your book to the Area Library of your choice. Your book will go on our Henrico Community Author's display and will be kept for a year and maybe longer, if it continues to check out. All donated books will have a sticker on the front cover indicating they are part of the program. Please allow approximately one month for processing, after which your book can be checked-out and reserved as a hold by library customers. To search for books in this special collection in our catalog, browse the If You Like....section called Community Authors or use the Advanced Search for "Community Authors" under Location.

    Selling copies of your book at your event

    The Friends of the Henrico Public Library sponsors an option for authors to sell their books by making a $20 donation to the Friends for each in-person event. For this option, you will need to pay in advance of your program. The Programming Librarian will coordinate with you on making this payment. This donation is tax-deductible. Authors are encouraged to join the Friends and get involved with supporting the Henrico Library and programs such as this one! Authors can book one online showcase per year. For more information please call the Library Administrative Offices at (804) 501-1929 (804) 501-1929and ask for the Programming Librarian, Kimberly Bridges or send an email at kbridges@henricolibrary.org.

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