It’s the Authors of Cal Poly Humboldt!

Now in its eighth year, the Library's Humboldt Authors Celebration, which showcases the published work of diverse University authors, honors the achievements and expertise of students, faculty (current and emeritus), staff, and alumni.

Cyril Oberlander, dean of Cal Poly Humboldt’s Library, had an idea: showcase the published work of diverse University authors. Oberlander’s brainchild, born from a passion for reading, eventually turned into the annual Humboldt Authors Celebration.

Now in its eighth year, the successful event honors the achievements and expertise of University students, faculty (current and emeritus), staff, and alumni authors. The Library estimates that Cal Poly Humboldt authors have published about 2,800 creative and scholarly works since the event began in 2015.

“The Authors Hall recognizes the outstanding research, scholarship, and creativity that honors the voices of our campus community. We sincerely thank the authors for connecting with readers and ideas for generations to come,” says Oberlander.

The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt, formerly known as HSU Press, has been instrumental in supporting and promoting Humboldt authors. Established in 2015, The Press has helped to publish thousands of written works and currently publishes 12 active journals–all of which are free and downloadable online.

2022 Humboldt Authors Celebration
The public is invited to the virtual 2022 Humboldt Authors Celebration, which will also recognize the reporters and editors of The Lumberjack and El Leñador, the University’s award-winning student newspapers. All past issues will be available online on February 14 at and

The Library will also host a series of virtual panels February 15-18. Topics will include how to start writing your book, book marketing, and how to publish with The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt. These workshops are free and open to the public. (See full list of events below).

To register for the free event and workshops, visit For additional information visit or contact

Monday, Feb 14
3-4:30 p.m.
8th Annual Cal Poly Humboldt Authors Celebration

Tuesday, Feb. 15
Noon-12:50 p.m.
How to Market your Book (Fiction and Nonfiction)

3-3:50 p.m.
Polishing Your Publication: Redwood Roots Digital Magazine

Wednesday, Feb. 16
Noon-12:50 p.m.
How to publish a book with the Press at Cal Poly Humboldt, publish an article with a Press-affiliated journal, or publish a book on your own.

Thursday, Feb. 17
Noon-12:50 p.m.
How to write a nonfiction book

Friday, Feb. 18
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Hosting a journal at Cal Poly Humboldt: A panel discussion. Learn from Cal Poly Humboldt journal editors the secrets of launching and publishing a successful journal.