Monday, June 03, 2019

The Arlington Public Library is featuring seven authors this June! Five authors will be part of ArlingCon, the Library’s annual pop-culture convention, and two others are discussing their books at stand-alone events. Readers have the opportunity to meet and speak with writers of many different genres, including young adult, historical fiction, mystery, science fiction and more. All events are free and none require registration.

Local author Sam Hawk will speak at the Downtown Library on Thursday, June 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on his first book, New Boy at the Academy. This young adult novel follows three friends as they navigate coming of age as outcasts in a conservative town.

rlingCon will feature five authors and artists throughout the convention! Each will discuss their work during a dedicated panel, followed immediately by a book signing. All ArlingCon events take place on June 15 at UTA’s E. H. Hereford University Center.

  • Rachel Caine is the bestselling author of more than 50 novels that span the categories of horror, thriller, urban fantasy, science fiction, media tie-in, historical, and young adult. She’s also the author of more than 100 short stories. See her at 11 a.m. in the Concho room.
  • R. Cat Conrad is a fantasy illustrator who’s been drawing and painting professionally since the 1970s. See him at 1 p.m. in the Concho room.
  • Jason Henderson is the author of Young Captain Nemo, and the Alex Van Helsing series. He will speak at 12:30 p.m. in the Red River room.
  • James Jakins is the South African-born author of Son of Thunder and Jack Bloodfist: Fixer. His spotlight is at 2:30 p.m. in the Red River room.
  • Bob Wayne is retired from DC Comics and has contributed to titles including Wild Cards, Scary Tales and Time Masters. See him at 3 p.m. in the Concho room.

Click here for more information on ArlingCon authors. Author events at ArlingCon are funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through a grant to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

John Neal Phillips will be at the Southeast Branch on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to present Bonnie and Clyde: Ambush on Airport Freeway. Phillips is the author of Running with Bonnie and Clyde: The Ten Fast Years of Ralph Fults and the editor of My Life with Bonnie and Clyde by Blanche Caldwell Barrow.

From up-and-coming writers talking about their first novels to established authors with best seller on the shelves, these author events are an exciting way to connect with other readers in Arlington. Click here to see all upcoming Library events.