The Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System Present:Writers LIVE! 2017

The Writers LIVE! series is now in its ninth year of bringing the community together with authors and their books. From Jan-May of 2017 a dynamic line-up of best-selling, critically acclaimed, and award-winning authors will be visiting libraries throughout the county to discuss their latest works, chat with you, and sign books.

This series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, Inc.

Registration for Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 23, 1:00 pm

This best-selling author of the "Longmire" mysteries, basis for the hit television series "Longmire," discusses "The Highwayman: A Longmire Story." Preregister beginning Tue, May 09.


Wine & Words with Andrew Gross
Main Library
Sat, Jan 14, 5:30 pm

Enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments with this New York Times best-selling author as he talks about his latest book "The One Man." Food and drinks at 5:30 pm, followed by an author talk and book signing. All proceeds from the event will go towards library activities sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

$25 per person for early registration through Sun, Jan 01.
$35 per person from Mon, Jan 02 to Sat, Jan 14.
Preregister beginning Wed, Dec 14.

Tim Dorsey
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Feb 06, 3:00 pm
Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 06, 6:30 pm

Tim Dorsey will talk about his latest book in the Serge Storm series, "Clownfish Blues." Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 23.

Jonathan Balcombe
West Boca Branch
Fri, Feb 10, 2:00 pm

Author and scientist Jonathan Balcombe discusses his NY Times best-seller, "What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins." Preregister beginning Fri, Jan 27.

Sheri Fink
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Feb 13, 6:00 pm

Best-selling author Sheri Fink discusses her book, "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital." Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 30.

Diane Rehm
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Feb 15, 6:00 pm

Beloved radio host Diane Rehm discusses her best-selling memoir, "On My Own." Preregister beginning Thu, Feb 01.

April Smith
Okeechobee Blvd. Branch
Thu, Feb 16, 2:00 pm

This best-selling author and Emmy-nominated television writer and producer will discuss her latest novel "Home Sweet Home." Preregister beginning Thu, Feb 02.

Pam Jenoff
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 22, 1:00 pm

This internationally best-selling author discusses her latest novel, "The Orphan’s Tale." Preregister beginning Wed, Feb 08.

Kaitlyn Greenidge
Main Library
Thu, Feb 23, 6:30 pm

This critically acclaimed debut novelist will discuss her book, "We Love You, Charlie Freeman." Preregister beginning Thu, Feb 09.

Jade Chang
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Mar 05, 2:30 pm

This critically acclaimed novelist will discuss her debut book, "The Wangs vs. the World." Preregister beginning Fri, Feb 17.

Diana Abu-Jaber
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Mar 09, 2:00 pm

This award-winning writer will discuss her culinary memoir, "Life Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family." Preregister beginning Thu, Feb 23.

Holly Brown
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Mar 16, 2:00 pm

This critically acclaimed thriller writer will discuss her latest book, "This Is Not Over." Preregister beginning Thu, Mar 02.

Derek Palacio
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Mar 20, 6:30 pm

Derek Palacio discusses his critically-acclaimed debut novel, "The Mortifications." A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Mon, Mar 6, 10:00 am.

Peter Heller
Gardens Branch
Mon, Mar 27, 6:30 pm

This best-selling novelist will discuss his new book, "Celine." Preregister beginning Mon, Mar 13.

Joy Fielding
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 03, 2:00pm

This best-selling author will talk about her latest book, "She’s Not There." Preregister beginning Mon, Mar 20.

Sharon Weinberger
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 04, 6:30 pm

This national security journalist and Harvard fellow will discuss "The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World." Preregister beginning Tue, Mar 21.

Davis Bunn
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Apr 05, 2:00 pm

Internationally best-selling author Davis Bunn discusses his latest novel, "Miramar Bay." A book signing will follow. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Mar 22.

Robert Dugoni
West Boca Branch
Wed, Apr 12, 2:00 pm

This best-selling author will discuss his new book, "The Trapped Girl." Preregister beginning Wed, Mar 29.

Palm Beach Peril
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Apr 15, 2:00 pm

Best-selling novelist Meg Gardiner hosts a panel of debut thriller writers. Oline Cogdill of the Sun-Sentinel moderates. A book signing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Fri, Mar 31.

Karen White
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Apr 18, 2:00 pm

This New York Times best-selling novelist will talk about her new book, "The Night the Lights Went Out." Preregister beginning Tue, Apr 04.

Julie James
Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 26, 6:30 pm

This best-selling contemporary romance writer discusses her new book, "The Thing About Love." Preregister beginning Wed, Apr 12.

Wendy Wax
West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 02, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will discuss her new book, "One Good Thing." Preregister beginning Tue, Apr 18.