Library expands local authors collection

Greater Victoria Public Library is calling for local authors to add their books to GVPL’s annual Emerging Local Authors Collection

Greater Victoria Public Library is calling for local authors to add their books to GVPL’s annual Emerging Local Authors Collection.

This will be the second year GVPL has presented the collection, which showcases self-published, independent or small press books (fiction, poetry and non-fiction) by local authors, for readers of all ages.  In addition to print books, this year the collection will also include ebooks.

“We applaud our local writers and are excited to give them a platform to share their creative works,” said Rina Hadziev, co-ordinator of collections and technical services at GVPL. “We were blown away by the books we received last year, and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring.”

The 2016-17 collection will include books written between 2011 and 2015, in print or ebook format, by Southern Vancouver Island authors. If you have written a book and are interested in having it added to the collection, you can visit gvpl.ca/emerginglocalauthors to find out more about the criteria for eligibility and to fill in an online application form. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2016.

This collection will launch at the Central branch in early April 2016. The authors and their books will also be featured on www.gvpl.ca. Check out the current collection at the Central branch through to March 2016, or use the holds service to bring books to your local library for pick-up.

 

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