Authors On the Move


Sacramento’s Premier Literary Event

This year’s “Authors on the Move set to be held on March 4, 2017 marks our 15th year anniversary is known for bringing together 40 plus distinguished California authors with their recently published books for an evening of literary delight..  We are thrilled to present to present this year’s keynote speaker, Hector Tobar recently published novel, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of Thirty-Three Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free.    Deep Down Dark tells the true story of 33 miners who were buried underground in a Chilean mine for 69 days beginning on August 5, 2010. When the men were underground they agreed that they would tell their story once, to one person. Hector Tobar’s accounting of the miner’s dark journey nearly a mile below ground for 69 days is fantastic!

Beth Ruyak of Capital Public Radio’s Insight will return this year as Mistress of Ceremonies as will auctioneer Pat Hume of David Sobon Auctions. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, a four-course meal from the Hyatt Regency’s farm-to-fork Executive Chef, Jason Poole, unlimited wine, conversations with three regional authors at their table, a keynote presentation by Hector Tobar, and a live auction which features opportunities to win one-time author experiences. The Avid Reader Bookstore offers all titles for purchase the night of the event.

This event just keeps getting better while creating more and more support for our Library’s Summer Reading Program and the Foundation’s operations! Tickets will go on sale November 1, 2016. To inquire further or learn about sponsor opportunities, call April ( Javist formerly Butcher) at 916-836-3556 or email at

Authors on the Move is being held on March 4, 2017, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento downtown, 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA.