Joplin Writers’ Faire Returns to Library

(Joplin, MO) – After a yearlong hiatus, the Joplin Writers’ Faire returns to the Joplin Public Library (JPL)! This year’s event features 15 local and regional authors who specialize in a variety of genres and forms: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, investigative reporting, fantasy, local history, and children’s literature, among others.

This free, all-ages public event is Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th Street in Joplin. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with authors at their booths, purchase their publications, have their books signed, and potentially win a door prize.

Established in 2017, the Joplin Writers’ Faire aims to connect all sorts of writers to their existing and potentially new audiences while encouraging community support for local and regional writers, as well as helping aspiring authors learn how to get started. Joplin Writers’ Faire is a collaboration between JPL and the Post Art Library. The 2021 event is sponsored in part by Cottage Small Coffee Roasters.

The 2021 Joplin Writers’ Fair participants include:

  • Billie Holladay Skelley
  • Catherine Valentine
  • Chad Stebbins
  • Elton Gahr
  • F.C. Shultz
  • Izzy B
  • Larry Wood
  • Laura Lynn Wright
  • Pub Hound Press
  • Randy Turner
  • Robert Dopp
  • S.V. Farnsworth
  • Sandra Ruddick-Darr
  • Small Harbor Publishing
  • William & Doris Martin

For more information, visit or contact Derek Moser or Jill Sullivan at 417.623.7953 or by email at or Follow Joplin Writers’ Faire on Facebook at @JoplinWritersFaire.


Derek Moser, Adult Programming Librarian
Joplin Public Library
417.623.7953, ext. 1034

Jill Sullivan, Executive Director
Post Art Library
417.623.7953, ext. 1041

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