Local Author Showcase

The Brighton District Library is fortunate to be approached by many local authors who would like to share their work with library patrons through presentations and signing events. The Brighton District Library is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and supports local authors in their efforts.

To serve both local authors and library patrons, The Brighton District Library offers twice yearly Local Author Showcase events. Each Showcase features up to 12 authors (this number may be reduced based on Library space). 

Local Author Showcase 2024

Local Author Showcase Online Application

  • Authors must bring their own books to sell and will be responsible for all sales (types of currency accepted, sales taxes, etc).
  • Books must have first publication dates of 2023-2024.
  • Authors who have had prior Brighton District Library presentation/signing events will not be eligible to participate in a Showcase for the same book.
  • Brighton District Library will publicize each Showcase through other channels (posters, e-newsletters, email blasts, press releases and social media, or some subset of these).
  • Tables and tablecloths will be provided for each author to display his/her books and promotional materials.
  • There will be no charge for the authors or for those attending.
  • The Brighton District Library will accept a donated copy of your book, but does not guarantee it will be added to the collection. Please click here for our collection development guidelines.


Participation in Local Author Showcase is by application only


2024 Local Author Showcase Dates

Sunday, May 19 from 2-4pm

(Applications are due by April 18)

Sunday, November 3 from 2-4pm

(Applications are due by October 3)

The Local Author Showcase for May 19 is full. Pease check back August 3 to apply to be a part of our November Showcase.