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For immediate release Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

The Birmingham Public Library will not host its Local Authors Expo in 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-The Birmingham Public Library will not be holding its annual Local Authors Expo and Book Fair in 2017, BPL Interim Director Sandi Lee announced today.

The popular event, which features 100 authors from across metro Birmingham as well as writing workshops, has been hosted by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library each February in the Central Library downtown for a decade. Lee said BPL is tabling the Local Authors Expo this year, and is planning to retool the event in the future.

"We are exploring other avenues to highlight our local authors in bigger and better ways," Lee said. "We are looking forward to working with the authors and our communities to showcase the writing talent in the Birmingham area."

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