For seven years now this charity event has brought together kids, books and authors all to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Arkansas Children's Hospital, and this year they're going to make it number eight.

According to the event page on Facebook, there will be at least thirty-five attending authors signing their books at the 2017 Gathering of Authors at the Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center. It starts Friday and runs through Sunday, October 29.

There will be plenty to do as well, a kids corner, vendors, door prize drawings, a treasure hunt to win Visa Gift cards and more!

Some of the authors that will be in attendance:

  • Penny Richards (Harlequin Author)
  • Patty Wiseman (Historical Fiction Author)
  • Dusty Richards (Western Author of over 100 Novels)
  • John T. Wayne (John Wayne's grandson who writes westerns)
  • Dana Wayne (Hist. Romance)
  • Garon Whited (Sci-Fi)
  • Karen and Caleb Gammons (Children's Authors)

Door prize drawings will happen every 15 minutes, if you love reading, this is one of those events you just can't miss out on.

Don't forget there's also a charity dinner Saturday night. To RSVP click on the website link below.

There will also be author speaking sessions starting two hours before the event. So if you are interesting learning how to be a writer, this event is for you too.

For more information, check out their website, Gathering of Authors.