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North Shore Authors Collection aims to highlight our best local talent

The inaugural collection, launched in 2019, featured more than 110 titles by 78 authors
Pat Cumming of WV Memorial Library
Pat Cumming, head of customer and community experience at West Vancouver Memorial Library, pictured here in 2019, holds up some books by local authors.
North Shore libraries are once again calling on local authors to submit their applications for an initiative that aims to shine a light on the best books and gifted writers hailing from North and West Vancouver.

The inaugural North Shore Authors Collection, launched in 2019, featured more than 110 titles by 78 local authors.

The collection, now in its second season, is a joint initiative between North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library.  

“The North Shore is home to a diverse range of emerging and established local authors,” stated Jacqueline van Dyk, NVDPL’s director of library services, in a news release. “Our libraries are seeking writers whose work reflects the rich talent, diversity and stories of our region – we are thrilled to welcome a new group of authors into the collection this year.”

The mission of the authors collection is to promote local works, including books that are traditionally published, self-published, or independently published. Authors of any age who are currently residing on the North Shore, or who lived here during the year of their work’s publication, are encouraged to submit their books for consideration, according to the release.

If accepted, titles will be on display at each of the three libraries for one year starting this fall.

Books in any genre or language will be considered for the collection, though they must be professionally bound and have been published within the last 10 years.

Visit the North Shore Authors Collection website for more information and full eligibility guidelines.