Inaugurated in 1994, the Author Events program
at the Free Library of Philadelphia offers the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with today’s most celebrated voices in the humanities and sciences. Called “the region’s preeminent forum for writers and ideas” by the Philadelphia Inquirer
, the Free Library’s Author Events program has earned three “Best of Philly” designations from Philadelphia
magazine (in 1997, 2001, and 2009). Since its inception, the Author Events program has grown and now presents more than 125 authors each year in addition to the Field Family Teen Author Series. These signed books are from Author Events participants and friends.