57th Local Author Showcase Reception Registration

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The San Diego Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2022 Showcase, featuring published works by San Diego's most talented authors. The event is live and in-person! We will be featuring a stunning collection of display cabinets filled with locally authored books from several different genres. The display will be available for public browsing for the entire month of February, afterwards the books will be prepared to circulate for one year. Books will also be featured in an online exhibit. Please visit the Local Author website for more information and to view previous online exhibits.

We are proud to announce that multi-award winning local author T. Greenwood will be delivering a keynote speech. The evening will feature local jazz musicians, Ria & Aaron, light refreshments, a limited open mike event* and a few more surprises, including a Library Shop sponsored breakout session with the International Memoir Writers Association featuring several authors from their annual Memoir Showcase contest, collected and published as Shaking the Tree Volume Four: That’s a Terrible Idea. What Time? with free copies of the book for a few lucky breakout attendees.

Registration is highly suggested for authors and their guests.

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You should know:

The event is free and open to the public.

The event will mostly be indoors, however there will be a slight outdoor walk from the reception in the Neil Morgan Auditorium to the Popular Library where the gala will commence immediately after the reception. Please check the weather and dress appropriately. Dress casual or dress for the nines!

An area to check your coat will be provided.

* Authors wanting to participate in a 2-3 minute open mike will receive a raffle ticket when checking in. The number of drawings will be limited to the time allowed prior to the event's closure. Authors are responsible for bringing a small passage from this years Showcase book. Please keep an eye on your email for updates and reminders.

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Parking at the Central Library: Underground parking is available at the Central Library, The following parking rates will be in effect:

• First two (2) hours free with validation for library users. Validation is available in the first floor lobby.

• $1.25 for each 20 minutes or part of 20 minutes

• $21 All Day Maximum• Only credit card payments are accepted.

Public Transportation:

Trolley: Take the Blue Line or Orange Line to Park & Market Trolley Station, or Green Line to Imperial Transit Center.

For more details on trolley and bus options visit: Metropolitan Transit System Bus and Trolley Routes


Need disability-related modifications or accommodations? Information and program content can be made available in alternative formats upon request by emailing JFRogers@sandiego.gov.