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2nd Annual Columbia River Author Festival

The Longview Public Library will host its second annual Columbia River Author Festival on Saturday, May 18th from 10 am – 4 pm at the library. The festival will celebrate local writers and their books featuring pop-up readings, an extensive book fair, children’s story times and activities, and more. The headlining author for the event is Tove Danovich, whose book Under the Henfluence: Inside the World of Backyard Chickens and the People Who Love Them, is a finalist for the 2024 Oregon Book Award in general nonfiction. She will be presenting at 1:30 PM in the Magazine Reading Room and her book will be for sale from Paperbacks Galore.

The festival will feature over 40 authors from Cowlitz County and surrounding areas in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. Each author will have a table to promote and sell their book(s) and an opportunity to do a reading from their work. We aim to share a vibrant mix of books from a variety of categories and includes authors of fiction, mystery, romance, historical fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoir, young adult, and children’s books.

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The festival is free and open to the public.


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