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Eagle Valley Library District’s annual Books in Bloom events begin Friday

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Pete Fromm is a five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award.

This year, the Eagle Valley Library District’s 6th Annual Books in Bloom encompasses three distinctive opportunities to meet three exceptional authors on Friday, May 5 and Saturday May 6. Aspiring writers and avid readers will have chance to talk to award-winning authors, discuss the literary world and add signed books to their collection.

Meet the Authors

Bring your brown bag lunch for a conversation with one of the Northwest’s favorite novelists, a five-time Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award winner and a 2017 Books in Bloom Author, Pete Fromm. Don’t miss the chance to hear Pete talk about the wilderness, writing and life. This event is free and light refreshments will be provided at the Eagle Public Library on Friday, May 5 starting at 12 p.m.

Then join the Eagle Valley Library District again on Friday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Avon Public Library for a casual meet and greet with Fromm and the other 2017 Books in Bloom authors, Pete Joshilyn Jackson and Joyce Maynard. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and book signings will be available.

Main event

Finally, the Eagle Valley Library District will host the 6th annual Books in Bloom main event on Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at the Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Nationally known and award-winning authors will present for 40 minutes about their inspiration, creative writing process and experiences as a writer. This unique event provides an intimate environment for readers and budding writers to connect with authors and each other over the appreciation for the written word.

Books in Bloom will kick off with an abundance of hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments provided by Grouse Mountain Grill. After the conclusion of the presentations, the authors will be available for book signing. Book sales will be featured on-site throughout the entire event courtesy of The Bookworm in Edwards. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at evld.org; at the Avon, Eagle, and Gypsum Public Libraries; at The Bookworm in Edwards or at the event.

For more information, visit evld.org or call 970-949-6797.

About Pete Fromm

Pete Fromm is a five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award for his novels “If Not for This,” “As Cool as I Am” and “How All This Started,” a story collection “Dry Rain,” and the memoir, “Indian Creek Chronicles.” He has published four other short story collections and over two hundred stories in magazines. His newest memoir “The Names of the Stars” was recently selected as an Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book Award.

About Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson is a New York Times best-selling author of seven books including “The Opposite of Everyone,” “Someone Else’s Love Story,” “Gods in Alabama,” “Between, Georgia,” “The Girl Who Stopped Swimming,” “Backseat Saints,” “A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty” and the novella “My Own Miraculous.” She’s also an award winning audiobook narrator. Her latest novel, “The Opposite of Everyone” was published in 2016.

About Joyce Maynard

Joyce Maynard is a New York Times best-selling author of 15 books including novels “Labor Day,” “After Her,” “The Good Daughters” and the best-selling memoir “At Home in the World.” She first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story, “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life” in 1973 when she was a freshman at Yale. Her latest novel, “Under the Influence,” was published in 2016 and her newest memoir “The Best of Us” will be released in September.

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