This Friday, the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is holding an exciting event, and the first of its kind.
It’s an opportunity for children and adults alike to celebrate reading and storytelling, and get a chance to meet some of Chattanooga’s own local authors and storytellers. This Friday, literary enthusiasts can enjoy themselves at the Readers and wRiters Fair at Chattanooga City Hall.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., each hour of the fair will be dedicated to different writing styles, from fiction to poetry to good old-fashioned storytelling. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite local writers and storytellers. In between performances, attendees can purchase books, get autographs, explore booths, and enjoy local Chattanooga food truck fare.
Local writers will set up booths to sell their books, giving them the unique opportunity to interact with their fanbase one-on-one. Bookstores will have booths as well, offering a sampling of what’s available at their Chattanooga storefronts.
“We’re excited to celebrate reading and writing on such a large scale with this inaugural fair, while also supporting local businesses,” said James McKissic, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, in a recent press release. “Chattanooga has talented writers and storytellers who are passionate about sharing their work with the community.” He added, “Chattanoogans are eager to support local entrepreneurs, and the fair will introduce people to more opportunities to shop local when it comes to buying books.”
Come out and support local literature, whether you’re a reader or a writer.