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Authors, Readings and Writing Tips

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Orange County is home to many authors. In fact, Hillsborough, NC was dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as “America’s Little Literary Town.” 

Search our catalog to find out which books we have by local and state authors. And if you’d like to check out the rest of North Carolina, you may want to start with taking a look at the NC Literary Map

Check our calendar our next local author event. To find out what’s happening in and around the Triangle and the rest of North Carolina, check out readings at


Writing tips
Maybe you’re working on your novel or getting ready to write for the first time. Either way, the Orange County Public Library can help. Check our catalog for books about writing tips and our calendar for writing events.


Additional Resources
**Note -- Please contact us if a link is broken or out of date.

Local writing groups

Online writing communities and websites


Regional, state and national writing organizations
Writing contests, retreats and conferences