Readers, writers meet authors at Books in Bloom event in Beaver Creek (video)
By Tricia Swenson | Off the Hill
Whether you are looking for a beach read, opting for a thriller by the campfire or a memoir to get lost in while sitting in your favorite chair, it’s time to get your summer reading list started. The Books in Bloom event held each spring inspires the community to read, learn and grow through engagement with authors. This year’s award-winning authors included Pete Fromm, Joshilyn Jackson and Joyce Maynard. “This event enriches the literary experience for our audience because they get to learn what happens behind the scenes and the creative writing process that produces the books they love and enjoy,” said Tegan Davis, public relations librarian for the Eagle Valley Library District. The Eagle Valley Library District has fun finding the authors each year and getting feedback from their readers. Pete Fromm is a five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award. His newest memoir “The Names of the Stars” was recently selected as an Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book Award. Joshilyn Jackson and Joyce Maynard are both New York Times best-selling authors and also have 2016 releases. Jackson latest novel is “Opposite of Everyone” and Maynard released “Under the Influence”. Maynard has a new book, “The Best of Us,” due in September. The Avon, Eagle and Gypsum libraries are stocked up with the authors’ latest novels along with some of their other works. The Eagle Valley Library District also teams up with The Bookworm, which has a number of books from the featured authors available for purchase. “Reading is timeless and there are a variety of reasons people read. One of those reasons being taking a break from the external stimuli. Reading is such a reprieve,” said Davis. Start working on that reading list for this summer and if you need some advice, don’t forget to consult your local Eagle Valley Library District staff for suggestions. To learn more about the annual Books in Bloom event or the authors, please visit http://www.evld.org
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