Joplin Public Library and Post Art Library Present the 2023 Joplin Writers’ Faire

(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Writers’ Faire returns to the Joplin Public Library this coming weekend! This year’s event features 41 local and regional authors, making it the biggest Writers’ Faire yet, with fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel, investigative reporting, fantasy, local history, children’s literature, and others among the forms and genres represented.

This free, all-ages public event is on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Joplin Public Library. During the event attendees will have the opportunity to visit with authors at their booths, purchase their publications, have their books signed, as well as a chance to win door prizes or peruse the used book sale offerings at the Friends of the Joplin Public Library booth.

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 of local and regional writers, as well as to help aspiring authors learn how to get started. Joplin Writers’ Faire is a collaboration between Joplin Public Library and Post Art Library. The 2023 premier event sponsor is Friends of the Joplin Public Library.

The 2023 Joplin Writers’ Faire participants are: J.C. Brice, Amanda Stacey, Annie Lisenby, Becca Turner, Becky Adams, BH Skelley, C Britt, Calvin Cassady, Chase Shirk, C.G. Baird, Clarissa Willis, Clay Dwyer, DA Power, D.L. Golden, Doug Godsman, Elton Gahr, F.C. Shultz, Gary Nodler, H. Russell Smith, Kayla Branstetter, LaDonna Greiner, Larry Wood, Malarkey Books, Margarite Stever, Michael Gregory, Rick J. Gunter, N. Jade Gray, Nancy Hughes, Ozark Hollow Press, Randy Turner, RH Burkett, Robert John Dopp, Roger Desrochers, Roger Hagan, Sandra Parrill, Sandra Ruddick-Darr, Sean Fitzgibbon, Seth Wolfshorndl, Steve Belcher, T. Michael Burt, Terry McDermid.

For more information about the Faire, please contact Sarah Turner-Hill or Jill Halbach at 417.623.7953.

About Joplin Public Library: 

Since 1902, JPL has been fulfilling the information needs of citizens of Joplin and the surrounding community. JPL opens tomorrow’s doors today through diverse opportunities to learn, create, explore, and have fun.


Sarah Turner-Hill, Adult Programming Coordinator
Joplin Public Library
417.623.7953, ext. 1030

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

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