Los Gatos Library Literary Fair

Join us for an exciting outdoor event on the Civic Center Lawn in Los Gatos.  Over 30 local authors and publishers will be presenting and sharing their work during this afternoon event.  Come on out and find something new to read. 
 August 22
12pm - 3PM  
Civic Center Lawn

 Schedule of Events                              Keynote Presenters                    Local Authors/Publishers/Organizations

In collaboration with:

Friends of Los Gatos Library & Village House of Books

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Snack and drinks available for purchase from the Los Gatos Roasting Company

Local Publishers:                  
Dalang Publishing
Literary Organizations:           
Romance Writers of America         

Keynote Presenters:  

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Cara Black

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 14 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.

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C.W. Gortner

C.W. GORTNER holds an MFA in Writing with an emphasis in Renaissance Studies from the New College of California, as well as an AA from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco.

After an eleven year-long career in fashion, during which he worked as a vintage retail buyer, freelance publicist, and fashion show coordinator, C.W. devoted the next twelve years to the public health sector. In 2012, he became a full-time writer following the international success of his novels.


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Jan Ellison

Ellison is the bestselling author of the debut novel, A Small Indiscretion, which was a 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Book Club Pick. Ellison has also published essays and award-winning short stories, and received a 2007 O. Henry Prize for her first published fiction.

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Literary Fair
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 22, 12 PM – 3 PM


12:00 PM

Welcome--Los Gatos Library


12:10 PM

Cara Black


12:30 PM

Local Authors:

   Ahmed Al-Sheikh Sandra Desch
    Arya Azizi Steve DeWinter
   Chryle Bacon Richard Di Giacomo
    Hi-Dong Chai Paul Emil
   Anthony Cirone Lynel Gardner

1:00 PM

Book Signings/Meet and Greets


1:20 PM

Local Authors:

   Erica Goss Jana McBurney-Lin
   Sylvie H.B.Y. Lynn Rogers
   Rudy Kalafus Sandy Saidak
   K.D. Keenan Jason Stewart
   Candy Lowe Michael J. Vaughn

1:50 PM

Book Signings/Meet and Greets


2:10 PM

Writers Groups/Publishers:

   Dalang Publishing   
   Romance Writers of America   

2:30 PM

Christopher Gortner & Jan Ellison

Book Signings and Q&A throughout the event happening at the authors’ and publishers’ tables.