Estes Valley Library

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The Estes Valley Library is hosting its fourth annual Love Your Local Authors Festival on Saturday, February 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ten local authors will be on hand to give a brief presentation about their books and the inspirations behind them. Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the authors and visit with them one-on-one. The event offers a unique chance to get to know a variety of writers while discovering new books for future reading.

The books being featured at the event span a wide range of topics and styles, including history, wellness, survival, poetry and photography.

Here is the full roster of books and authors, listed alphabetically:

• Hulda Bachman-Neeb, “Perils and Pearls: in World War II, a family’s story of survival and freedom from Japanese jungle prison camps”

• Deborah Bouziden, “More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oklahoma Women”

• Deborah Bruce, “The Finesse Massage Technique”

• Robert Howard, “The Unity Tree: collected poems” by Robert Charles Howard

• Carol Kirkstadt, “Presbyterian Church of the Rockies Centennial”

• Ethan Knightchilde, “Ghost Towns of the West”

• Jean Muenchrath, “If I Live Until Morning: a true story of adventure, tragedy and transformation”

• Jesse Williams, “The Song of the Walrus: the adventures of Canadian Bob and Rusty the whistling walrus”

• Dawn Wilson, “Bears of the Alaska Peninsula”

• Nick Zelinger, “Another Nightmare Gig from Hell: musicians’ tales of wonder and woe”

The February 8 festival will take place at the library. Seating is limited, and attendees may register to attend by visiting

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