North Vancouver and West Vancouver, BC— With applications now open for the North Shore Authors Collection, North Shore libraries are calling on local authors to submit their books for consideration. The North Shore Authors Collection is a partnership initiative from North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library to support local talent and amplify the stories of our region. Once accepted, titles will be on display at each of the three participating libraries for one year.
The initiative, now in its third season, aims to shine a light on a diverse range of emerging and established local authors who live on the North Shore. To date, more than 110 local authors and 156 titles have been featured in North Shore libraries.
Author Patricia Bowles says, “As an author of a children’s book, Butternut Island, I found the experience of being part of the North Shore Authors Collection very gratifying. First, you get to meet other North Shore authors and share your thoughts and second, your book gets prominently displayed in North Shore libraries.”
The enthusiastic response to the first two collections highlighted the important role this initiative plays in inspiring, supporting, and celebrating homegrown literary talent. North Shore libraries look forward to welcoming new titles into the collection this year for borrowers to enjoy.
The North Shore Authors Collection invites authors to submit their applications by June 30 to be considered for the 2022/2023 collection, which is set to launch in the fall. The work of authors who are currently featured in the North Shore Authors Collection will remain highlighted at all three libraries until October.
With a mission to promote local content, the North Shore Authors Collection accepts books that are traditionally published, self-published, or independently published from authors of any age who are currently residing on the North Shore, or who lived here during the year of publication. Books can be in any genre and any language but must be professionally bound for public borrowing, and published between 2012 and 2022.
More information, resources, and eligibility guidelines can be found at www.northshoreauthorscollection.com