The Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover, will host its ninth annual Authors & Audiences Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25.

Authors & Audiences Day is a free, interactive event where writers, illustrators and readers meet. Panels and workshops focusing on writing, marketing and publishing, in addition to networking and collaboration opportunities will be featured.

Keynote speaker will be author Jeri Smith-Ready, author of this year’s featured “If All Kent County Read the Same Book” title, “Wicked Game” — the first book in her WVMP Vampire Radio series. A book signing will occur after her address.

Authors & Audiences Day will also feature 19 local and regional authors/illustrators for a multi-genre book signing, in addition to various area organizations, educational institutions, writers groups and other entities that offer support to local authors.

Pre-registration is encouraged due to space limitations.

For registration and more, call 744-1919, stop by the library or visit