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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

What Is the Native American History of Ohio? | Ohio Book Talks

Although Ohio had a rich Native American history, the written record is incomplete. Where were their villages located, and what happened to them? Authors Paul and Sally Misencik will discuss this fascinating aspect of Ohio history which is the subject of their new book AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE OHIO COUNTRY IN THE 18TH CENTURY (McFarland & Company, Read more

How Did Ohio Influence the Outcome of WWII? | Ohio Book Talks

When World War II engulfed the nation, the men, women, and corporations of Akron, Ohio, dutifully played their part in the epic struggle. Author Tim Carroll will discuss how Ohio contributed to the war effort, which is the subject of his new book WORLD WAR II AKRON (The History Press, 2019). This lecture and conversation is Read more

Can Ohio Beat the Opioid Crisis? | Ohio Book Talks

Despite the odds, Ohio communities have come together to help those struggling with addiction. Author Jack Shuler will discuss how Ohio is combatting the opioid crisis, which is the subject of his new book THIS IS OHIO: THE OVERDOSE CRISIS AND THE FRONT LINES OF A NEW AMERICA (Counterpoint Press, 2020). This lecture and conversation is Read more

How Was Ohio Crucial to the Underground Railroad? | Ohio Book Talks

With 664 miles of the Ohio River separating free soil from slave soil, the area provided the greatest opportunity for slave escapes. Author Nancy Stearns Theiss will discuss Ohio's role in the Underground Railroad movement, which is the subject of her new book A TOUR ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ALONG THE OHIO RIVER (The History Press, 2020). Read more