Numerous local authors gaining spotlight

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - If you are a local author, you can have your work showcased at the Greene County Public Library.

The library recently created a spotlight for northeast Arkansas talent.

"We decided we wanted to showcase our local talent through the books that they have written," Director of the Northeast Arkansas Region Library Mike Rogers said.

Librarians pulled books of many kinds written by locals that have been intertwined in shelves for several years.

Those books now have a place to call home. The shelf sits in the front of the library labeled "Local Authors."

"These aren't just Paragould authors, these are authors from all over Northeast Arkansas," Rogers said. "They each have a special sticker and now people in the community can come and check those books out and be made aware of the talent."

The shelf's collection currently consists of 24 authors and roughly 70 book titles.

The goal is for that number to grow.

"What we would like to do is appeal to the community and let us be aware of some authors we might not be aware about, so if people could submit names of local authors then we would be sure to purchase their books, showcase them as well and promote public awareness," Rogers said.

The library is starting a series where local authors will come to the facility, do a presentation, and a book signing.

Rogers said the first presentation with a children's author from Marmaduke will be Wednesday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. at 120 North 12th Street in Paragould.

If you know of a local author and would like to submit their name to the library, call 870-236-8711.

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