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Working with Picture Books Ages 0-7 — Educator’s Conference

4:00-4:30 Keynote lecture from author, former children's book editor, and current library director Judy Carey Nevin about the importance of children's picture books for literacy and education. 4:30-5:00 Round-table with authors who will present their new books and ways to use them for lessons, discussions, and projects. Grades: Pre-K to 2nd grade Purchase signed books HERE! Judy Read more

Sports Night — Author-to-Author Interview

A sports writer panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience. Purchase signed books HERE! Jim Ingraham - Mike Hargrove Scott Longert - Cy Young Zack Meisel - Cleveland Rocked David Lee Morgan, Jr. - Massillon Tigers: 15 for 15 VIEWING INFORMATION:    YouTube livestream, will be posted here when available PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:    Read more

The Writing Process & The Illustrating Process — Young Authors Writing Workshop

In this session, middle grade author Tricia Springstubb will talk to students about the writing process and picture book illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler will talk about the illustrating process. For students in grades: Elementary school, grades 3-5 Purchase Tricia Springstubb's & Jeffrey Ebbeler's signed books here! VIEWING INFORMATION:    Click here to watch live on YouTube PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:  Read more

Working with Picture Books: How to Revise & Shape Ideas — Educator’s Conference

4:00-4:30 Keynote lecture from illustrator Will Hillenbrand on "How to Revise and Shape Ideas" 4:30-5:00 Librarians, teachers, and parents of students K-12 can discover ways to use Ohio authors' books for teaching and share ideas for supporting literacy and reading projects. Purchase signed books HERE! Dave Szalay Lindsay Ward Jeffrey Ebbeler Michael Armstrong VIEWING INFORMATION: Read more

Fiction Writers Chat — Author-to-Author Interview

An author panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience. Purchase signed books HERE! Gretchen Berg - The Operator Tiffany McDaniel - Betty Jess Montgomery - The Widows & The Hollows Heather Webber - South of the Buttonwood Tree VIEWING INFORMATION:    YouTube livestream, will be posted here when available PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:    Programs Read more

The Revising Process — Young Authors Writing Workshop

Nancy Roe Pimm is an award-winning author of many books and articles for children. In this session, author Nancy Roe Pimm will share how she finds ideas and turns them into books and will teach the students how to research, collect and organize data, and revise. For students in grades: Elementary, 4th to 6th grades Read more

Working with Non-Fiction — Educator’s Conference

4:00-4:30 Keynote lecture from non-fiction author Mary Kay Carson about "Working with Non-Fiction." 4:30-5:00 Round-table with authors who will present their new books and ways to use them for lessons, discussions, and projects. Grades: Elementary and middle school grades 3-6 Purchase signed books HERE! Lisa Amstutz Kerrie Logan Hollihan Scott Longert Nancy Roe Pimm VIEWING Read more

Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wilderness! (all ages)

Animal Planet star and host of YouTube's Brave Wilderness, Coyote Peterson is an animal expert and adventurer who famously tried all of the world's most painful insect stings. Now he's being BITTEN by some of Earth's wildest beasts and he writes all about it in his new book The Beast of Bites. Coyote Peterson will Read more

Mystery Writers Chat — Author-to-Author Interview

A mystery author panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience. Purchase signed books HERE! Linda Castillo - Outsider Kristen Lepionka - Once You Go This Far Jessica Strawser - Forget You Know Me Andrew Welsh-Huggins - Columbus Noir VIEWING INFORMATION:    YouTube livestream, will be posted here when available PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:    Programs Read more

Graphic Novel Writing Workshop — Young Authors Writing Workshop

In this session, graphic novelist Jerzy Drozd will take students through the process of creating their own graphic novel. For students in grades: Middle school, grades 6 and up Purchase Jerzy Drozd's signed book here! VIEWING INFORMATION:    Click here to watch live on YouTube PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:    Submit your question at any time, including before Read more

Cozy Mystery Writers Chat — Author-to-Author Interview

A cozy mystery author panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience. Purchase signed books HERE! Bree Baker - A Call for Kelp Stephanie Cole - Al Dente's Inferno Abby Collette - A Deadly Inside Scoop Amanda Flower - Marshmallow Malice Kylie Logan - The Secrets of Bones VIEWING INFORMATION:    YouTube livestream, will Read more

Character Writing Workshop — Young Authors Writing Workshop

This young author student writing workshop with author Shelley Pearsall focuses on character development. For students in grades: Grades 5 and up Purchase signed books here! VIEWING INFORMATION:    Click here to watch live on YouTube PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:    Programs are free and held on Zoom, register here Submit your question anytime before or during Read more

Engaging Students & Teens

4:00-4:30 Keynote lecture from author and former National Teacher of the Year Sharon Draper on engaging students and teens for success as readers and writers. 4:30-5:00 Round-table with YA authors who will present their new books and ways to use them for lessons, discussions, and projects. Grades: Middle school and High school, grades 6-10 Purchase signed books Read more

Illustrator Round-table — Author-to-Author Interview

An ILLUSTRATOR panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience. Purchase signed books HERE! Tom Batiuk - Complete Funky Winkerbean Tim Bowers - Memoirs of a Tortoise & Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume Will Hillenbrand - Snow Friends Michael J. Rosen - A Ben of All Trades Lindsay Ward - This Book Read more

Picture Books Part 2 — Kids Book Showcase

Picture Book Showcase Join your favorite picture book authors and illustrators to see their newest books! We will take questions from the audience. 11-11:45 AM Judy Carey Nevin Jeffrey Ebbeler Kate Hoefler Michael J. Rosen 11:45-12:30 Steve Harpster Jason Tharp Frank Tupta Lindsay Ward Purchase signed books here! VIEWING INFORMATION:    Watch YouTube livestream PARTICIPATION Read more

YA & YA Fantasy Showcase

Join your favorite YA authors to see their newest books! We will take questions from the audience. 1-1:45 PM Sharon Draper Margaret Peterson Haddix Terri Libenson Shelley Pearsall 1:45-2:30 PM - YA Fantasy Mindee Arnett Cinda Williams Chima Emily A. Duncan Intisar Khanani Purchase signed books here! VIEWING INFORMATION:    YouTube livestream, will be posted Read more

Ohio History — Author-to-Author Interview

An author panel discussion about Ohio's fascinating history followed by a Q&A with the audience. Purchase signed books here! David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker - Historic Black Settlements of Ohio Karen Robertson - Little Ohio Nancy Stearns Theiss - A Tour on the Underground Railroad along the Ohio River Bob Batchelor - Rookwood: The Read more

Modern Ohio — Author-to-Author Interview

An author panel discussion about 20th century Ohio followed by a Q&A with the audience. Purchase signed books HERE! Norm Nite - The House That Rock Built Paul Orlousky - Punched, Kicked, Spat On, and Sometimes Thanked Mike & Janice Olszewski - From Captain Penny to Superhost Derf Backderf - Kent State William Shkurti - Read more

What Happened to Ohio’s Historic Black Settlements? | Ohio Book Talks

Prior to the Civil War, Ohio had more African American settlements than any other state--around 100 of them. Authors David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker will discuss this fascinating aspect of Ohio history which is the subject of their new book Historic Black Settlements of Ohio (The History Press, 2020). This lecture and conversation/discussion will be Read more