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Local Author Questionnaire

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Thanks so much for reaching out. Below are the opportunities Kent District Library provides for local authors:

  • KDL hosts a bi-annual Writers Conference for local authors and aspiring writers to attend to learn about the writing process and industry.
  • If you are a published author interested in donating your book to our collection, please visit our Local Indie @ KDL page for more information.
  • If you are interested in participating in our bi-annual Michigan Author Night, a short reading and book signing for local authors, please provide the following information:

Accepted authors agree to donate two to four copies of their latest book or books to be featured in the Local Indie @ KDL collection at least 60 days before the event so it can be processed into our catalog and put on our shelves.

Authors are also required to send 25 contacts to the Michigan Authors Night coordinator for event invitations as the attendance at these events is often fueled from self-promotion.