For the second year in a row, we're participating with the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce Holiday House Tour, Books by Candlelight, Sunday, Dec. 8. A self-guided tour, the event provides attendees an opportunity to explore Hillsborough’s many historic treasures, celebrate the literary arts and visit local merchants. Along the way, visitors can hear readings from well and lesser known authors, all who live in Orange County.
There are many moving parts to the tour, including finding authors who will read at various locations. That's where both the library and the Friends of the Orange County Public Library fit in. We're working with the chamber to select authors who will be featured on the tour. Additionally, the library will be a site on the tour, and the Friends will receive a portion of the net proceeds. Those funds will help the library fund projects not covered by our regular budget.
The selection process is open to all writers residing Orange County who create works of poetry or prose. The program guidelines and application form are available on the Chamber’s website: Applications are due September 24, 2019 by 5 p.m.