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3rd annual Local Author Celebration

Now that the summer is coming to a close… yes, sorry to say, Larkinville is revving up for new events that are more conducive to indoor settings. One of the event series is the annual Larkin Square Author Series, where notable writers who have penned books get to take center stage for a couple of hours. This is an excellent way to get to know some of the area’s best writers, who are doing their best to publish books on myriad subject matter right here in WNY.

“There are so many talented writers in our community,” said Director of Fun Leslie Zemsky. “In order to find a way to include as many as possible, we put out the welcome mat out to authors and guests to meet, greet, and support local authors in a laid-back, outdoor setting.”

In order to get the party started, Larkin Square and Talking Leaves will be hosting the 3rd Annual Local Author Celebration – everyone is welcome to attend. From there, organizers will be coordinating appearances of over 30 authors throughout the season. The authors will be hosting talks and conversations, while promoting and signing their books. 

3rd Annual Local Author Celebration – Kick Off for Larkin Square Author Series

Presented by Key Bank, sponsored by Independent Health, Larkin Square & Talking Leaves Books

Authors planning to attend the celebration include: Arthur A. Duncan II Esq., Greg Parkes, Matthew Smith, Willie Price, Pat Obermeier, Stephen Eoannou, Nancy Fuentes, Steve Delmonte, Kevin Siepel, Dave Bauer, Gerald Halligan, Jackie Albarella, Christina Abt, Barbara Early, Tim Shannon, Miriam Shannon, Janice Okun, Shane Stephensen, John McGlarry, Mary Mullett Flynn, Paul Lewis, Dave Coleman, Susan Sellingsloh, Patricia Hull, and Dianne Sanders Riordan

The Filling Station | Larkin Square | 745 Seneca Street (intersection of Seneca & Swan) | Buffalo, NY

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Live music will be provided by Larkinville resident and favorite musician, Keith Shuskie

Books will be available for purchase from Talking Leaves, along with beer, wine and light fare from The Filling Station at the Larkin Square Grill. For more info about Larkin Square including upcoming fall author talks, please visit

Following are a few of the upcoming author events:

Tom Dudzick and Holly Caster

Monday, September 19 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Over the Tavern playwright Tom Dudzick and his wife Holly Caster, author ofCape May, in conversation with Leslie Zemsky on the Boardwalk in Larkin Square.

Paul Hertneky

Wednesday, September 21 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Author of the new memoir, Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood.Read more.

Ann Hood

Thursday, October 6 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Author of the to be published novel, The Book that Matters Most. Calling all book groups to join us to welcome best selling author, Ann Hood, as she talks about her new book, set in a book group. Hold your book group in Larkin Square on Monday, September 19th and talk about the “book that matters the most to each of you!”

Nancy Davidoff Kelton

Thursday, October 20 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Finding Mr. Rightstein

Meet expat Buffalonian Nancy Davidoff Kelton, talking about her memoir of growing up in Buffalo and beyond!

Margaret Creighton

Monday, November 21 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Author of the to-be published book (W.W. Norton & Co. October, 2016), The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair


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