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Eagle Valley Library District presents Local Author Expo and Book Fair

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What: Local Author Expo and Book Fair, presented by the Eagle Valley Library District.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.

Where: Holy Cross Community Room, Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway, Eagle.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More information: Visit http://www.evld.org, or call 970-328-8800.

EAGLE — The Eagle Valley Library District will present its first Local Author Expo at the Eagle Public Library on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Holy Cross Community Room.

This event provides an opportunity for local writers and readers to connect with one another over the appreciation of the written word. Aspiring writers can ask their questions and get inspiration from their neighborhood authors. Avid readers can add a signed book to their collection or give an enthusiast the perfect holiday gift.

The Local Author Expo will kick off with an abundance of hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments. Book sales will be featured on site throughout the entire event, and the authors will be available for book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

Authors attending

• Kathy Heicher — Author of four books, Heicher is no stranger to the Vail Valley and its rich history. She will have her newest book, “The Bridges of Eagle County,” for sale at the event.

• Helen Hiebert — A writer, creator, artist, blogger and all-around talent, Hiebert proves paper is so much more than the stuff between book covers. She regularly hosts handmade paper and art workshops throughout the country. Come see her amazing paper creations, kits and books all on sale and display.

• Judi Kirby — Kirby is new to the Vail Valley local authors’ list but has made a striking entrance. Her first book, “The Book of Lena,” features stunning, never-before-seen photographs and stories of the early Gore Valley — what we now know as Vail. Kirby traces her family’s early beginnings in the valley, offering remarkable contrast to what we know the area as today.

• Cynthia Olsen — Olsen is an author, publisher and speaker on contemporary and integrative health, healing and spiritual awareness. Her most recent title, “Looking Up: Seven Steps for a Healthy & Youthful Midlife and Beyond,” was a USA Book Award Finalist in 2013, just one of her many writing accolades in natural and healthy living.

• Laurel McHargue — McHargue hosts and leads local writing groups and workshops. Her writing attributions include co-editor, short story author and novelist. McHargue’s latest title “Miss?” is described as a “contemporary novel based on actual events” of the challenges facing teachers, students and education today.

• Darrell Munsell — Munsell, professor emeritus at West Texas A&M University, is the author of three historical books. In “Colorado Artist Jack Roberts: Painting the West,” Munsell highlights the American artist Jack Roberts, who masterfully captured frontier characters in more than 70 paintings. Munsell traces Roberts’ distinguished career from his first apprenticeship through his changes in style and subject.

• Laura Thompson — Thompson captures the early days of Beaver Creek and the hardy pioneer families that made it all possible. Her book covers an immense span of history, beginning in 1881 with the first settler on Beaver Creek, George Townsend, and ending with construction for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Bookworm of Edwards authors

• Kim Cope Tait — Tait is an accomplished teacher of both writing and yoga. Her literary works have been featured in journals and magazines across the United States. Tait’s titles include a collection of poetry titled “Element,” her first novel “Inertia” and, most recently, “Bend the Blue Sky.”

• Leslea Wahl — Wahl’s debut novel is “The Perfect Blindside.” “What happens when an Olympic snowboarder phenom moves to a tiny Colorado mining town? An adventurous tale of mystery, romance, humor and faith set amid abandoned gold mines and the beautiful Colorado Rockies.”

• Mara Zimmerman — Zimmerman is a certified meditation and yoga teacher, intuitive counselor and health mentor. Her new book, “How to Meditate and Why,” is an exploration of the benefits of meditation in discovering purpose and meaning, using meditation for stress relief or just seeking some peace and quiet.

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