Meet SWS writer Bud Russo at Celebrate Authors event

Celebrate Authors, an exciting annual opportunity to bring together readers and some of their favorite regional authors, will be hosted by the Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the Library Staff, with sponsor support of Citizens Bank, on Sunday, September 17, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s Roadrunner Room upstairs. There is no admission charge.

This year’s event, fourth in the successful series, will include 23 authors available to talk about their works of fiction, memoir, history, poetry, psychology, religion, nature, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, short stories, and young adult and children’s selections. There is something for everyone. A signed copy makes a wonderful keepsake or gift.

Authors include Stan Blitz, Catalina Claussen, Sharleen Daugherty, Carroll de la O, Paul Duerksen, Jim Eckles, Richelle Elberg, Father Gabriel (Rochelle), Al Galves, Charles H. Harper, Laura Hebenstreit, Win Jacobs, Yossi Lapid, Brian Loya, Deanna Dickinson McCall, Patricia R. Mihok, Pierre L. Nichols, Pamela Porter, Bud Russo, Marcy Scott, David Lee Summers, Dorothy A. Webb, and Michelle Wing.

Those who attend will also have an opportunity to join the Friends of the Branigan Library. Local support is important in retaining and expanding library programs that bring so much to our community. The Friends consist of over 200 members, including individuals, families and businesses. For more information about becoming a Branigan Library Friend or giving to the library, visit their website,