Local Author Book Fair Indiana

Local Author Fair – Hammond

The Hammond Public Library Foundation is accepting applications for its sixth Local Author Fair, to take place April 18th, 2020 from 12-3 p.m. Local authors who wish to participate may contact either Linda Swisher at (219) 931-5100, ext. 310, or Debra Powers at ext. 320 for information and to request a registration form.

Authors in all genres, and who live in the Chicago south suburban area or in Northwest Indiana may register. Space is limited to the first 25 authors to register in advance. Already scheduled are local authors Don S. McClure, Laura Eckroat, Elvis Slaughter, Gina Gadsen, D. A. Rhodes, and Sloane Taylor. Registration is $20 while space is available, until Feb. 28. Registration is $30 as of March 1, while space is available. Registration fees benefit the Hammond Public Library Foundation.

Along with the Local Author Fair, Rusty the RailCat will make an appearance that day to promote the upcoming SouthShore RailCats baseball season. Visitors who complete a Local Author Fair Passport will be entered into a drawing for RailCats tickets. The Local Author Fair wraps up National Library Week (April 7-13).

The Hammond Public Library is at 564 State St., at the intersection of Sibley and Sohl streets.

 Visitors to the fair may pick up an Author Passport, have it initialed or stamped at the various author tables, and turn it in to be eligible for a prize. The event is a fundraiser for the Hammond Public Library Foundation. The library is at 564 State Street, at the intersection of Sibley and Sohl streets in Hammond, Indiana.

For information, please call Linda Swisher at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 310, or Debra Powers at Ext. 320.

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