For nearly a decade, writers have come to Emporia to take part in Town Crier Bookstore's annual Author Extravaganza. And writers from much of the state filled the bookstore Saturday for that very event.
Local author Jerilyn Henrikson has been writing children's books for several years. She also has been creating different items to go with those books, largely because, she says, her brain just won't shut down. It started with her first book, "Raccoons in the Corn."
Emporia State professor Kevin Rabas brought several of his books. Rabas has written poetry, short stories and is in the middle of a group novel project.
In addition to children's books and poetry, authors brought historical writings and a wide variety of fiction to the event. Thirty-seven writers came to Emporia, with the farthest coming from the Kansas City metro area.