December 5, 2022
  • December 5, 2022

Bay County Writers Festival

By on October 21, 2022 0

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Have you ever wanted to meet your favorite local author? You are lucky because there is an opportunity to do so.

The Bay County Public Library invites you to Bay County Writers Festival.

This is the first author event hosted by the library since Hurricane Michael.

More than 20 authors will be present at the event to meet visitors and tell them about their books.

“It starts in the morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with story time,” said Sarah Burris, community relations and marketing coordinator for the Northwest Regional Library System. “It’s family story time with our Youth Services programming room. And then in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we’re going to have tables of authors across the hall and the meeting room. So you can stop by, chat with each author about the writing process, and also pick up a book.

Local writers want others to know how many creative people are in Bay County.

“I mean, I think any time you can get a chance to meet readers in your local community, it’s always fun,” said Ian J. Malone, author and podcaster. “But that’s especially true in a place like Panama City. We have so many great creatives in this city. Whether it’s authors like we’ll have here on Saturday, whether it’s musicians, painters, artists, it’s just an excellent melting pot for this type of audience.

“Not many people know that we have a lot of great authors, as children’s authors, non-fiction, fiction authors here,” said Kateryna Armental, author and certified life coach. “And I’m just thrilled to see people come and meet authors who live here next door.”

The writer’s festival is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event, you can visit the North West Regional Library System website.