No event ever happens without the hard word and dedication of volunteers.  Authorfest began in 2013 with the goal to foster the professional development of regional authors, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and help to create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible audience.

As we have grown, we expanded our horizons and have adopted a new moniker!

authorfest, open book alliance, steampunkAuthorfest: Open Book Alliance

Our continued aim is bring published authors, aspiring authors, and readers together to celebrate the written word – in all forms.

Many thanks to the hard work of our Core Committee who worked tirelessly to bring this event to you.

  • Ann O’Hara
  • Bob Eckstein
  • Carol McManus
  • Dawn McIntyre
  • Lillian Corrigan
  • Lindsay Barrett George
  • Michelle Oram
  • Nancy Dymond

And special recognition to the man whose inspired thinking led to the birth of Authorfest: Juan Espino