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The Beaverton City Library moved the event from May to the fall in hopes of an in-person get-together.

COURTESY PHOTO: BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - Local authors have the opportunity to chat with event goers at the Local Authors Fair hosted by the Beaverton City Library.

The Beaverton City Library hopes to host this year's Local Authors' Fair as an in-person event.

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the library announced it will be pushing back the annual event, with the goal of being able to hold it once the current pandemic restrictions are lifted and the COVID-19 crisis is over.

The Local Authors' Fair is usually planned in May. This year, however, it will take place in the fall.

The event is a free book fair highlighting the work of authors in the tri-county area.

"Writers from Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties are invited to apply for a space to share and promote their latest work, including enthusiasts of all genres like adult, young adult and children's literature," said the Beaverton City Library in a press release. "Participating authors will receive their own table where they are welcome to discuss and sell their books, keeping all proceeds for themselves."

In return for their involvement in the fair, the library typically requests that each author donate two books. Library officials say one book will be raffled off to attendees of the event, and one book may be added to the library's collection.

Donated books not added to the collection will be sold by the Friends of the Library to support library programs and services. COURTESY PHOTO: BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - Local Authors Fair at the Beaverton City Library in 2017. The event is a free book fair highlighting the work of authors in the tri-county area.

"Although donations are not guaranteed placement into the library's collection, they are sincerely appreciated and will otherwise be put to good use," the announcement added.

If you're a local author who wants to be featured at the Local Authors' Fair, visit beavertonlibrary.org/362/Local-Author-Fair.


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