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Insider Writing Tips: Young Authors Writing Workshop

Author Dandi Daley Mackall won her first writing contest as a 10-year-old tomboy. Her 50 words on “Why I Want to Be Batboy for the Kansas City A’s” won first place, but the team wouldn’t let a girl be batboy. It was her first taste of rejection. Since then, Dandi has become an award-winning author Read more

Activating Readers & Writers: Educator’s Conference

David Lee Morgan, Jr. teaches English and Creative Writing at Massillon High School. He will discuss how teachers can activate students to love reading and writing, especially in today's digital classroom. Purchase David's books here: The Massillon Tigers: 15 for 15 (ages 13+) LeBron James: The Rise of a Star (ages 13+) VIEWING INFORMATION:    Read more

Kids Book Showcase – Picture Books

Kids Book Showcase - Picture Books 11-11:45 Will Hillenbrand Tim Bowers C.F. Payne Loren Long   11:45-12:30 Dandi Daley Mackall Richard Cowdrey Tricia Springstubb Thrity Umrigar

Ohio Indians: Author Lecture

Authors Paul & Sally Misencik will discuss the history of Ohio Indians in the 1700s. PURCHASE BOOK: American Indians of the Ohio Country in the 18th Century VIEWING INFORMATION:    will be posted here when available PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:    will be posted here when available

Politics & Ohio: Author-to-Author Interview

An author panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience. Submit your question for the Politics & Ohio panel on our Q&A page! Purchase signed books here! Senator Sherrod Brown - Desk 88 David Giffels - Barnstorming Ohio Mark Godsey - Blind Injustice Kimberly Hamlin - Free Thinker Connie Schultz - Daughters of Erietown Read more

The Writing Life: Author-to-Author Interview

An author panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience. Submit your question for the Fiction Writers Chat on our Q&A page! Purchase signed books here! Deborah Fleming - Resurrection of the Wild Jen Hirt - Hear Me Ohio Joe Mackall - River Teeth: An Anthology Robert Miltner, Triptych Bonnie Proudfoot - Goshen Road Read more

Educator’s Night – Tuesday

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.

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. Dave Szalay Lindsay Ward Jeffrey Ebbeler Michael Armstrong VIEWING INFORMATION:    will be posted Read more

Fiction Writers Chat: Author-to-Author Interview

An author panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience. Submit your question for the Fiction Writers Chat on our Q&A page! 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:   Read more

Working with Non-Fiction: Educator’s Conference

Librarians, teachers, homeschoolers, and parents of students can discover ways to use Ohio authors' books for teaching and share ideas for supporting reading and educational projects. Focus on grades 3rd to 7th 4:00-4:30 PM Working with Non-Fiction Keynote lecture from non-fiction author Mary Kay Carson. 4:30-5:00 PM Round-table with authors who will present their new 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

Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wilderness!

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

Character Writing Workshop: Young Authors Writing Workshop

This writing workshop with author Shelley Pearsall focuses on character development. Ideal for students in grades 5 and up. Purchase Shelley's books here: All of the Above (ages 8-14) Jump into the Sky (ages 8-14) Seventh Most Important Thing (ages 8-14) Things Seen from Above (ages 8-14) Trouble Don't Last (ages 8-14)

Ohio History: Author-to-Author Interviews

6:30-7:45 PM David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker Purchase book here: Historic Black Settlements of Ohio Karen Robertson Purchase book here: Little Ohio: A Nostalgic Look at the Buckeye State's Smallest Towns Nancy Stearns Theiss Purchase book here: A Tour on the Underground Railroad along the Ohio River 7:45-8:00 PM Bob Batchelor Purchase book here: Read more