|Audience enjoys one of the numerous author readings|
in the mansion library.
Is there anything more exciting than discovering a wonderful book? Yes, actually meeting one! The Northern Oklahoma Literary Arts Book Festival, hosted at the history Marland Grand Home in Ponca City, Oklahoma is a rare gem for the state. Set in such a elegant setting the event could soon rival events in surrounding states and across the region.
Such events are important for regional authors to make important connections with local readers and book buyers, important for regional populations to encourage reading for a lifetime, and important to local economies by stimulating local businesses and spurring activities.
Over two dozen authors from at least three states were on hand to meet the public, to talk about books, about writing, and reading in general. Authors reading from their selections in a lovely oak paneled library room surrounded by history. Check out the page tab for the NOLABF for some images from the event. A tip of the hat for one community and its endeavors to support local literacy by bringing authors and audiences together.