Bestselling Authors Discussing Their Works

Writers LIVE!, our flagship author event series, returns for another season of bringing the community together with authors and their books. The 2022 line-up of bestselling, critically acclaimed, and award-winning authors will be discussing their work in a combination of in-person and virtual events.

Seating at in-person events is limited. Preregistration is strongly suggested.

Local independent booksellers will have featured titles available for purchase at in-person events. A percentage of each sale will be donated to the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library — directly benefiting library services and activities, supporting local business, and encouraging the love of reading. Whether for your home library or giving a perfect gift, all purchases are greatly appreciated!

Thank you to our Writers LIVE! 2022 retailers. Works from all Writers LIVE! 2022 authors are available for purchase. Support The Friends of the PBC Library and local business by shopping with our bookselling partners. Whether for your personal library or the perfect gift, you’ll be encouraging the love of reading and contributing to library activities and services throughout Palm Beach County. Pyramid Books is offering a 5% discount on all Writers LIVE! related purchases on their website by using the discount code: PBCLS. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the PBC Library!

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

Current Registrations

Past Writers LIVE! Events

Missed out on our previous Writers LIVE! author talks? Visit our past events in 2022 section to watch on demand.

Past Events in 2022

"All the Feels,"

Olivia Dade grew up an undeniable nerd, prone to ignoring the world around her as she read any book she could find. Her favorites, though, were always, romances. As an adult, she earned an M.A. in American history and worked in a variety of jobs that required the donning of actual pants: Colonial Williamsburg interpreter, high school teacher, academic tutor and librarian. Now, however, she has finally achieved her lifelong goal of wearing pajamas all day as a hermit-like writer and enthusiastic hag. “All the Feels,” the second installment of her Spoiler Alert series is a charming romantic comedy about a devil-may-care actor who actually cares more than anyone knows and the no-nonsense women hired to keep him in line. Olivia currently lives outside Stockholm with her patient Swedish husband, their whip-smart daughter, and the family’s ever-burgeoning collection of books.

Explore The Work of Olivia Dade Back to the Open Registrations

“What Storm, What Thunder,”

Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Guggenheim Fellow and HBA Chair of the Humanities at Scripps College. She is the author of “What Storm, What Thunder,” a novel on the 2010 Haiti earthquake which has been named a Best Book of Fall by TIME, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, The Chicago Tribune, Vulture, Good Housekeeping,, Parade, Thrillist, Lit Hub and Harper's Bazaar, among others. It is shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize and was longlisted for the OCM Bocas Lit Prize for 2022. Her past novels include: "The Loneliness of Angels," winner of the 2011 Guyana Prize in Literature Caribbean Award and for Best Fiction 2010. “The Scorpion’s Claw” and “Spirit of Haiti” were shortlisted in the Best First Book Category, Canada/Caribbean region of the Commonwealth Prize in 2004. She has also authored several academic books including “Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women.” She served as an editorial advisory board member for PMLA from 2010-12, as a Humanities Advisor for the Fetzer Institute from 2011-13 and as a 2018 advisor for the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Explore The Work of Myriam J. A. Chancy Back to the Open Registrations