Nov/Dec
2015

Fourth Annual Celebration of Rochester-Area Authors

Written by By Catherine H. Armstrong
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“We saw an untapped need in our community and set out to fill it. Since then, it’s developed into a wonderful exposure opportunity for local authors, and we’re happy to offer it once again this year.” 

A special presentation by local author Mike Kalmbach will take place one hour before the event in Rochester Public Library’s Conference Room C. Kalmbach will discuss the Rochester Writing Group and the local writing community.

This year’s lineup includes authors of more than a dozen authors, including Mayo Clinic doctor and award-winning author Edward Creagan, whose book “How Not to be My Patient” is receiving rave reviews.

Author Bio: Catherine H. Armstrong is a 1992 Graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Her first novel, “The Edge of Nowhere,” will release on January 19, 2016 under the pen name C.H. Armstrong. For more information, visit charmstrongbooks.com. 

The Rochester Public Library (RPL) will once again host the Annual Celebration of Rochester-Area Authors on November 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the RPL Auditorium. Now in its fourth year, this family-friendly event was developed to draw awareness to the writing talent in Rochester and the surrounding communities. 

“Southeastern Minnesota is home to many wonderful authors,” says Friends of the Rochester Public Library board member Kay Aune, who spearheaded the first celebration in 2011. “We saw an untapped need in our community and set out to fill it. Since then, it’s developed into a wonderful exposure opportunity for local authors, and we’re happy to offer it once again this year.” 

In past years, this event has featured several well-known authors including P.S. Duffy, Amanda Hocking, Mary Janice Davidson, Catherine Friend and Steve Bein.  This year’s lineup includes more than a dozen authors, including Mayo Clinic doctor and award-winning author Edward Creagan, whose book “How Not to be My Patient” is receiving rave reviews.

In addition to the traditional meet and greet, a special presentation by local author Mike Kalmbach will take place one hour before the event in RPL’s Conference Room C. Kalmbach leads the Rochester Writing Group and will discuss how to get involved in the writing community.

“This a wonderful opportunity for current and future authors to meet each other and bounce around ideas. We’re excited to see Mike’s presentation, and we hope the community will join us,” Aune says.

For more information about this event, visit facebook.com/CelebrateRochesterAuthors.