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localauthor_typwriter_webSeveral SDW/EG members attended the Local Authors Exhibit at the downtown San Diego Library on January 30th: Marcia Buompensiero, Joanna Charnes, Larry Edwards, Ruth Leyse-Wallace, Mardie Schroeder, Charlotte Thompson, Gary Winters, and Sandra Yeaman. Over 300 books published by individuals in 2015, as well as the The Guilded Pen, are on exhibit during the month of February. To see the listing of all books on exhibit, go to http://online.flipbuilder.com/tyny/sair/.

The featured speaker was Brian Selznick, author and illustrator, who won the San Diego Public Local Author Literary Achievement Award. The movie Hugo was based on his book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. A new program at the library will feature a local author each month. For information on how to be considered for selection as a featured author contact Misty Jones, director of the library. Submissions for the 2017 Local Authors Exhibit of books published in 2016 will begin in the fall.