Book Fair Showcases Over Thirty Local Writers and Published Authors

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The 2018 Cottonwood Book Fair is one of the Verde Valley’s most intriguing events. Bringing together over thirty Verde Valley authors, the event showcases local writers and published authors who are on site to discuss, sign and sell their books. In conjunction with the Walkin’ on Main event in Old Town Cottonwood, the Cottonwood Book Fair will take place on Saturday, November 10th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the newly remodeled Cottonwood Community Club House.

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We are excited about the new venue. The Cottonwood Community Clubhouse has been beautifully renovated, and having the Book Fair during the Walkin’ on Main event will bring out people who may not normally attend a Book Fair. This year we again have some very talented writers, including two published authors who are still in high school.
— Library Assistant, Kyle Smith
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Workshops and Author Readings

During the week leading up to the Book Fair, there will be several workshops and author readings at the Cottonwood Public Library.

Wednesday, November 7th, 12:30 p.m.: International graphic design artist Anugito ten Voorde hosts the workshop “How to Design an Attractive Book Cover: Do’s & Don’ts.”

Wednesday, November 7th, 4:30 p.m.: Author Val Chanda hosts the workshop “Options in Publishing.” Aspiring writers can learn about all of the different options available to them when they are thinking about publishing a book.

Thursday, November 8 at 2 p.m.: Bill Mann will facilitate “How to Haiku: the American Way.” Remember those little three line nature poems from grade school? If you can count, you can haiku! It’s a fun, easy way to compose your poetic thoughts (about anything) in minutes. For kids 9 to 90.

Many of the participating authors will be giving short readings and discussions of their work at the library during the week leading up to the Book Fair as well. Stay tuned as additional reading and discussions by area authors are confirmed. You can check the Cottonwood Public Library website for updates on the Book Fair schedule.

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The library feels that the Book Fair is a perfect match for the Walkin’ on Main event as both events are all about promoting local artists and businesses.
— Library Assistant, Kyle Smith

More Information

Interested in Walkin’ on Main? Please visit

The Cottonwood Public Library is located at 100 S 6th Street in Cottonwood.

The Cottonwood Community Clubhouse is located at 805 N Main Street in Cottonwood.