The public is invited a book signing event at Boonslick Regional Library in Sedalia on Saturday. Budding Bards Vlm. 4 is a collection of short stories by teen authors that participated in a summer writing workshop with USA Today bestselling author Angela Roquet.

"They have been doing this for four years, and every summer some more teens join in, so the book's been getting bigger over the years," said Jackie Oliphant with Boonslick Regional Library. "This Saturday people will have an opportunity to meet the teen authors and visit with them, and purchase the book for $10. Then if they would like to have the authors sign their copy, they'll have the opportunity to do that, and also meet Angela Roquet and visit with her."

The book signing will be from 10:30-11:30 Saturday morning at Boonslick Regional Library, 219 West 3rd St. in Sedalia. Coffee and donuts will also be provided for the event by the library.

Oliphant says that the library will have copies of Budding Bards Vlm. 4 available while supplies last. "Usually we don't get all of the books sold [at the book signing], so we always have books at the library. All the proceeds from the books go to support future library programs."