The Provo City Library is committed to bringing exciting, well-known and well-beloved authors to Utah Valley!  We invite the finest authors and illustrators in the publishing world to participate in our AuthorLink series. We also act as a launching point for nationally published local authors. 

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Alexander Pasternack block

Sofiya Pasternack & Kwame Alexander

Monday, September 23
6:00 pm | Ballroom

Best-selling author Kwame Alexander and debut novelist Sofiya Pasternack team up for an evening you won’t forget.

As a special bonus at this event, before the event begins we will be giving away free books to Provo City Library cardholders between the ages of 8 and 14. One free copy of either THE CROSSOVER (Graphic Novel) or ANYA AND THE DRAGON will be available to the first 250 Provo City Library cardholders (while supplies last). Attendees must have an active Provo City Library card. Card must be present at the time of pickup; limit one book per child. No reserving books or picking up books for other cardholders. 

Doors will open to ticket holders at 5:15 pm. Free books will be available while supplies last; book giveaway will close at 6:00 pm and remain closed until the authors are finished speaking. Books will be available for purchase onsite courtesy of The King's English Bookshop

Free tickets for this event will be available online to Provo City Library cardholders beginning September 2 at 9:00 am; any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on September 16 at 9:00 am. 

Get Tickets

Questions? Call Erika Hill at 801-852-7685

Stewart 19

Erin Stewart

Thursday, October 3
7:00 pm | Room #309

In SCARS LIKE WINGS, a teenager struggles to reclaim her life after a fire costs her almost everything – her parents, her best friend, her home, and even her face. Don’t miss debut author Erin Stewart at the launch of this powerful teen novel.

This is a free event; no tickets required. Books will be available for pre-order or on-site purchase courtesy of The King's English.

AuthorLink Page

Raina Telgemeier, Shannon Hale, and LeUyen Pham

Monday, October 10
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Fans of middle-grade graphic novel memoirs won't want to miss this presentation and meet-and-greet with Raina Telgemeier, Shannon Hale, and LeUyen Pham.

Get tickets online beginning September 19 at 9:00 am. 

Due to estimated crowd sizes, authors will not be signing books at this event. Those interested in purchasing pre-signed books may do so through the King’s English Bookshop (books will not be personalized). 

In Best Friends, the highly anticipated follow-up to the runaway hit graphic memoir Real Friends, Shannon knows sixth grade is going to be a perfect year. She's got a spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader Jen, the most popular girl in school. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and, most importantly, which boys you're allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them to stay friends with The Group?

In Guts, Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face -- and conquer -- her fears.

There are four ticket options available for this event, including a free ticket option and pre-signed book options.

Day of event guidelines:

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission seating. Places in the meet & greet line will be assigned in the order you arrive. 

Please bring a printed ticket or have your phone ready to scan the ticketed barcode from Eventbrite. This will speed up the entry process.

Paid tickets are non-refundable; if you are unable to attend, your book will be available at the bookstore the next day.

 Questions? Contact Erika Hill at 801-852-7685

Regency Tea 2019 block

Regency Tea

Saturday, October 26
2:00 pm | Ballroom

Ages 12 and up.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a reader of regency romance must be in want of a tea party.

Gather your friends and join a panel of favorite authors for afternoon tea. Book signing to follow. Panel authors will include Nancy Campbell Allen, Julianne Donaldson, Sarah M. Eden, and Jennifer Moore.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The King's English Bookshop.

Ticket Guidelines

Tickets ($10) will be available to Provo City Library cardholders at the First Floor Reference Desk beginning September 28 at 9:00 am. You must show a valid library card at time of purchase. Any remaining tickets will be available to the general public beginning October 12 at 9:00 am. Limit 8 tickets per cardholder.

Day of Event Guidelines

Ages 12 and up only. No babies, please.

Regency, high tea, or Sunday dress required; fancy hats strongly encouraged. 

Tea will begin promptly at 2:00 pm; panel discussion will begin at 2:05 pm. Signing groups for book signing will be assigned in the order you arrive (so those who arrive early will be first in line to have books signed). 

Questions? Call Erika Hill at 801-852-7685.

Curious about past AuthorLink events? Visit the AuthorLink Archive to see who's been here and to view photos and videos from your favorite events.

Questions?  Please contact the Community Relations Office at 801-852-6722.

If you are an author interested in visiting the Provo Library, please email Shaina at shainar@provolibrary.com