Eat Local Read Local

Local authors and food trucks share spotlight at Cascades Library Oct. 7

Get a taste of Loudoun County’s homegrown authors and food sources at the Eat Local, Read Local Festival and Book Sale. Fifty-seven local authors will read from their works, sign books and discuss writing during the free second annual event at Cascades Library in Potomac Falls on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Loudoun County-based food trucks Golly Waffles, Pauly’s Rib Shack, Punjabi Junction and Poke-Man Truck will serve up a diverse selection of fare.

“This event is a great way to showcase the wide array of independent authors we have here in Loudoun County,” said Erin Fishman, Adult Services Librarian at Cascades Library. “These writers cover everything from children’s books to nonfiction, poetry, romance and everything in between.”

The outdoor festival also features live music, 16 storytime readings, raffles and a variety of vendors.

The winner of Loudoun County Public Library’s Write On! adult short-story contest will be announced at 1 p.m. by debut author Taryn Noelle Kloeden.

Start reading the authors' books now, available through the collection in our library catalog.

Meet the authors

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Penelope Aaron Facebook
Catherine Asaro  
Lori Ann Bailey Facebook
Veronica Bartles Twitter
Patricia A. Britz Facebook
Karna Small Bodman Facebook
Linda Budzinski Twitter
Alissa Buoni Facebook
N. Barry Carver Facebook
Carol A. Cole Facebook
Steven Clark Cunningham Facebook
Colin Cutler  
M.G. Davis  
Emily Duvall Instagram
Lezlie Evans Facebook
Kristy F. Gillespie Facebook
Leigh Goff Instagram
Clint Goodwin Facebook
Leonard Greenberg  
Ingrid Hahn Facebook
Krista Hall Facebook
Lynette Hartwig Facebook
Mary Rand Hess Twitter
Alexa Jacobs Facebook
Jessica James Facebook
Andy Jampoler  
Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher Facebook
Kimberly Kinkaid Facebook
Taryn Noelle Kloeden Facebook 
Dean Lombardo  
Eric Lotke Facebook
Diane Lunsford Facebook
Emily McDermott Facebook
L.G. McFerren Twitter
Tracy Hewitt Meyer Facebook
Val Muller Facebook
Sarah Norkus Facebook
Bryan Nowak Facebook
Bob O'Connor  
Jen Poteet Facebook
Diana Quincy Facebook
Sharon Rainey Facebook
Charnora Reid Facebook
Natalina Reis Facebook
Bebe Faas Rice  
Rebecca Rock  
Erich Rose Facebook 
Shelley Sackier Twitter
Laura Ellen Scott Facebook
Nancy Noyes Silcox Facebook
Shawn Reilly Simmons Facebook
Lindsay Smith  
Sandra Kovacs Stein Facebook
Ann Marie Stephens Facebook
Kristi Strong Facebook
Janet Taliaferro Facebook
Kelly Vanderlaan Facebook
Nancy C. Weeks Facebook

Eat Local, Read Local kids' storytimes (library opens at 10 a.m.)

11 a.m.: Lezlie Evans

11:15 a.m.: Carol Cole / Sandra Kovacs Stein

11:30 a.m.: Mary Rand Hess

11:45 a.m.: Ann Marie Stephens

12 p.m.: Veronica Bartles

12:15 p.m.: Nancy Noyes Silcox

12:30 p.m.: Alissa Buoni

12:45 p.m.: Pat Britz

1 p.m.: Emily McDermott

1:15 p.m.: Val Muller

1:30 p.m.: Erich Rose

1:45 p.m.: Charnora Reid

2 p.m.: Dean Lombardo

2:15 p.m.: Penelope Aaron

2:30 p.m.: Jen Poteet

2:45 p.m.: Steven Cunningham


The Baekehaus

Pops n Chill

Let's Make a Face

Food trucks

Golly Waffle

Golly Waffle

Punjabi Junction

Punjabi Junction

Pauly's Rib Shack

Pauly's Rib Shack

Poke-Man Truck

Poke-Man Truck