May 18, 2024

Cobourg Library Looking For Bookworms…

And… people who love literature!

Virtual Author Festival coming — an opportunity to explore what local authors are writing and saying

Get ready for an exhilarating literary experience as the Cobourg Public Library unveils its first Virtual Author Festival in partnership with the Northumberland Spirit of the Hills Association.

From November 13 to 17, the world of words will come alive on Facebook, bringing you face to face with some of the most talented authors from the local community.

Head to @CobourgPL between November 13th and 17th to check it out.

But that’s not all – they’re not just celebrating the seasoned writers. They’re hosting a Young Writers Competition that extends from November 1 to 25. With three distinct prize categories, this competition is not only an opportunity to showcase young talent but also a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Hosted on Facebook, the festival promises to be an unforgettable journey of storytelling, creativity, and inspiration. Whether you’re an avid reader, aspiring writer, or simply curious about the minds behind local publications, this event is designed to educate and inspire.

The festival will feature short video interviews with local authors, providing a unique opportunity to get to know the creators behind the stories. You’ll have the chance to explore their works, gain insights and perhaps even discover your new favorite book. This is an exclusive chance to connect with authors, ask questions in the comments, and delve deeper into the fascinating world of local literature.

Spotlight on Young Writers
This competition is open to budding wordsmiths from grades one to high school and homeschooled youth located in Cobourg or Hamilton Township. It’s the perfect platform to showcase young creativity and win attractive prizes.
The competition features prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division.
Entries must be in the form of a graphic novel, short story or poem.
You can find the complete rules on the Cobourg Public Library website.

How to Participate
To participate in the Young Writers Competition, simply submit your work by November 25 at 5:00 p.m. The rules and submission guidelines will be available on our website, where you can also find more information about the festival and the competition.

This is an invitation to be part of a literary community that celebrates creativity, storytelling, and the power of words.
So mark your calendars and join us from November 13 to 17 for the Virtual Author Festival, and don’t forget to submit your entries for the Young Writers Competition by November 25.
For updates and more information, follow on [@CobourgPL on Facebook] and stay tuned for the literary adventure of a lifetime!

To learn more, reach out to Rachel Spence, Community Engagement Specialist at



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