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49th Annual Local Author Exhibit & News Print Page

About the Local Author Exhibit

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About the Local Author Exhibit

The Local Author Exhibit highlights the intellectual and creative accomplishments of writers in the San Diego region. In its 49th year, the aim of the Exhibit is to bring exposure to local talent and nurture the pursuit of the writing arts in San Diego.

A call for submissions goes out in early September alerting all San Diego county authors who have published books in the current year to submit them.  The annual deadline for submitting books is the first week of December. Authors may register online at or in person.  

The Exhibit is run throughout the entire month of February in the lobby of the Central Library.  Participants are invited to attend a special exhibition preview and an author’s reception prior to the public unveiling.  Submitted publications are also exhibited in an Online Exhibit that lasts throughout the year and features author information and photos, book cover images, and title and publishing information.

The San Diego Public Library has long hosted special events for authors including book discussions, writing workshops and author talks, where writers are able to interact directly with their readers as they share, sell and sign their books.  The Local Author Exhibit is presented for reading interest as well as the opportunity to highlight the diverse and abundant talent we have locally.

For more information about the Local Author Exhibit, including online registration, learn about other events at the San Diego Public Library’s Central Library and 35 branches, find links to numerous additional resources, register or search for materials in the Library’s catalog online at or call the San Diego Public Library at (619) 236-5841. Please contact Rachel Esguerra at


San Diego Author Talks & Events

Watch for Local Author and book-related events through May, 2015. These are automatically linked from and to our Calendar of Events. For more information about the books or authors, please search our Library Catalog. If no events are shown, or you want more information, you can view our Calendar of Events directly.


2014 Exhibit Update


2014 Published Authors Online Exhibit


 January 30, 2015 @ 5:00pm.


San Diego Local Author Exhibit - News & Updates

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  • The 48th Annual Local Author Exhibit was open at Central Library, on the Ground Floor, from February 1 through February 28, 2014. The exhibit was on continuous display from February 1 - February 28, 2014.

  • The Online Local Author Exhibit 2013 is now online. Enjoy!

  • Some photos of the 48th Local Author Exhibit are now online in the Photo and Video Gallery.

  • The program booklet for the 2013 Local Author Exhibit (PDF) is now published online. You can see the list for each author who participated in 2013's exhibit and their published works.

  • At the 2013 Local Author Reception, there was a brief welcoming program with remarks, and the program booklet is now published online. See the cover here, and the text here (both PDF documents).

  • 48th Local Author Exhibit - Registration is now closed for the 48th Annual Local Author Exhibit. The exhibit is for San Diego County authors who published a book or books in 2013.

    The registration and book submission deadline was extended until December 20, 2013, at 11:59 p.m., and is now closed.

  • Please see the Local Author Talks & News tab below this box, or this link, for updated information about local author talks at our libraries, and more. We now list each month's related author events directly from our Calendar of Events. For more about books, authors, sales, and discussions, please see our full new Calendar of Events.

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