Press Release - Detail
For immediate release
Monday, November 2, 2020

CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 572-1359

BPL Hosting 2020 Local Authors Expo Virtually on Saturday, November 7

What: 2020 Birmingham Public Library Local Authors Expo
When: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Virtual/Live-stream via Birmingham Public Library Facebook Page
Details: BPL is holding its annual Local Authors Expo virtually this year, featuring 10 authors from across Alabama. The program will be hosted by BPL Programming/Outreach Librarian Candice Hardy. Registration is closed; no other authors will be admitted. For information, contact Candice Hardy at (205) 226-3741. Click here to read our blog For a listing of the 10 authors click here

Birmingham, Ala. – A 10-year-old student from Birmingham’s Glen Iris Elementary School is among the 10 participants in the 2020 Birmingham Public Library Local Authors Expo taking place virtually this Saturday, November 7.

Ayrika Jones, author of “How Did You Know It was Me, Mr. Tomato, " was featured on WVTM NBC 13 in September and interviewed by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin for his spotlight feature last week. Click below to see her TV interview

This year's will BPL Local Authors Expo will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Authors will be on hand to discuss their work and talk about their writing process.

The 10 participating authors (listed alphabetically) and their books are as follows:
1) Keshia Barnett, Our Story: How We Made It Through -Book link
2) Lisa Blackmon, Courage to Pursue: A Guide to Greatness -Book link
3) Franky Brown-Guler, Resorting to Romance -Click here
4) Robert Constant, Hey Tuskegee! Click here for information about the book
5) Joy Davis, The Madwoman of Preacher's Cove Click here for details
6) Janice Fink, Licking the Salt Block - Click here
7) Hugh Hardy, Maysa Brown-Rise to Power (Series) - Book link
8) Ayrika Jones and Terria Jones, How Did You Know It Was Me, Mr. Tomato? Book link
9) Andrea Rowe, Raised to Keep Secrets – Go to her Facebook page ( or click here for more information about the book
10) Betty Smith, Samson- No Ordinary Superhero Click here for details on the book

For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for over 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in
the Southeast.
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