Authorama is our annual celebration of the writers and books we love. Born out of the pandemic with virtual author talks, Authorama features intimate interviews, occasional readings and Q&As that give audiences a chance to interact with the authors.

Authorama has grown to include in-person author appearances and our partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium that we call Authorama 365.

Past featured authors include Andrew Aydin (March), Gloria Chao (Rent a Boyfriend), Saeed Jones (How We Fight for Our Lives), Caroline Kepnes (the You series), Yaa Gyasi (Transcendent Kingdom), David Yoon (Super Fake Love Song), among many others


Authorama 365 features FREE author talks by bestselling writers and thought-leaders year around live online and on-demand. Check out these upcoming Authorama 365 events and watch all of our past Authorama365 events anytime on-demand.

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Gulf Coast Reads

If you love Authorama, join book lovers across southeast Texas every October to celebrate the joys of shared reading!

HCPL in association with dozens of partner libraries and organizations host special book discussions and present programs related to the chosen title that range from author appearances to craft and cooking demonstrations.

Gulf Coast Reads

Gulf Coast Reads

Each October, HCPL joins with libraries across southeast Texas to celebrate the joys of shared reading.

Gulf Coast Reads

The pick for 2022 is Lone Stars by Justin Deabler! Get more info at
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