Read Local Author Expo

Join us for this free event that celebrates local authors!

About the Event

Local residents will have an opportunity to meet, engage with and support local authors. The event will include workshops, author panels, author tables and children’s activities.

Event Date

Saturday, November 2, 2019

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Event Location

New Tampa Regional Library

10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647

This event is funded by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library.

Schedule of Events

Local Author Meet & Greet

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Discover over 30 local authors! Browse their books and explore their tables. Family-friendly crafts and games will be available in the children’s area.


Rhyme, Reason, and Making Sense of Poetry

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Local poet Bronwyn Jardin will lead a practical approach to turning experience into writing, focusing on poetry. This workshop will also include tips on reading and appreciating different poetic styles.

Worldbuilding Basics: From Imagination to Paper

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The art of worldbuilding is one of the most critical aspects of writing fiction for any genre. Local author BonSue Brandvik will provide writers a framework for creating fictional worlds and characters that readers will want to visit time and again.

Featured Authors

  • John Andes
  • Joni Arlan
  • Frederick L. Beaty
  • BonSue Brandvik
  • Clark Brooks
  • Becky Burgue
  • Vanessa Cahuas
  • Melissa Carty
  • Peggy Colbert
  • Belenda S. Cypress
  • B. J. Dandro
  • M. Michele George
  • Ross Grayson
  • Kat Heckenbach
  • John R.F. Humphreys
  • Bronwyn Jardin
  • Theresa Jones
  • T.K. Latham
  • Ursula Lumpkin
  • Susana Mueller
  • Bonnie Ross-Parker
  • Philip G. Parker
  • Sasenarine Persaud
  • Maira Leticia Rivera Pinto
  • Shanti Prem
  • Calvin Reynolds
  • Evelyn Ann Romano
  • Wendy L. Samford
  • Lionel Shipman
  • Lorrie Simmons
  • Joyce Newell Sundheim
  • Gail Ann Swales
  • Iana Thomas
  • Betty Viamontes

Support local voices by reading books by local authors.