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Meet Local Authors at Wake County Public Libraries In Sept. and Oct.


Discover the wealth of local creativity and talent in our community with Wake County Public Libraries “In Your Neighborhood” program series this September and October. Libraries invite residents to meet local authors and experts who will present on topics such as yoga, local history, screenwriting, gardening, travel and much more.

The following is a sample of upcoming “In Your Neighborhood” events: 

Meet Yoga Instructor and Author Jessamyn Stanley 
Enjoy an afternoon with North Carolina native Jessamyn Stanley, an internationally-recognized yoga instructor whose book “Every Body Yoga” offers an inclusive, empowering and body-positive approach to yoga that shows yoga really is for everybody.

Sept. 17, 2 p.m. at West Regional Library, 919-463-8500

Epic Tomatoes

Join Craig LeHoullier, tomato expert and local author of the award-winning book “Epic Tomatoes,” for a program about selecting and growing your best tomatoes ever.

Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Northeast Regional Library, 919-570-7166

Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Eva Perry Regional Library, 919-387-2100

Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Cameron Village Regional Library, 919-856-6710

Hooray for Raleigh: Screenwriting

Learn about the art of screenwriting from area experts. Registration is requested.

Eryk Pruitt, Screenwriter, author and filmmaker

Sept. 14, 7 p.m, Northeast Regional Library, 919-570-7166

Ian Finely, Playwright and 2012 Piedmont Laureate

Oct. 19, 7 p.m., North Regional Library, 919-870-4000

Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Cameron Village Regional Library, 919-856-6710


North Carolina Author Tea

Enjoy tea and cookies as you get to know some local authors. Learn about their books, characters and writing process. Registration is required.

Mark Van Name, Sarah Shaber, Erin Knightley

Sept. 10, 2 p.m., Cameron Village Regional Library, 919-856-6710


Elizabeth Craig, Ruth Moose, Wayne Caldwell

Sept. 10, Eva Perry Regional Library, 919-387-2100


Diane Chamberlain, Bill Floyd, David Drake

Sept. 19, Northeast Regional Library, 919-570-7166


Michele Andrea Bowen, Bill Floyd, Claudia Dain

Sept. 23, Southeast Regional Library, 919-662-2250


Brynn Bonner, Clay and Susan Griffith

Sept. 24, North Regional Library, 919-870-4000


Sarah Shaber, Ruth Moose, Michael Malone

Sept. 24, 2 p.m., West Regional Library, 919-463-8500


John Kessel and Charlie Lovett

Sept. 30, 2 p.m., East Regional Library, 919-217-5300


To learn more about events, programs, branch locations and hours, as well as other services available at Wake County Public Libraries, visit our website.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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