2022 BCW Holiday Event is Dec. 3 (Part Deux)

The Rusty Bucket New Albany, OH

POSTED ON NOVEMBER 23, 2022 2022 BCW Holiday Event is Dec. 3 (Part Deux) More Info Here For the second year in a row since (the plague whose name shall not be spoken), it’s on again: the BCW Holiday Event! At the same place (the Rusty Bucket at 180 Market Street, New Albany, OH)! At the […]

Central Ohio Fiction Writers Private Event

12/3/2022 December More Info Here Date: December 3rd 2022 Time: noon Location: Private Event/TBA Topic: Celebration of all things COFW and writing romance. Awarding pens to our members publishing their first novels, and awarding our member of the year. Details for this event will be available through the COFW Google Group email

So You Want to Write Middle Grade or Young Adult Fiction?

Online Event

So You Want to Write Middle Grade or Young Adult Fiction? Monday, December 5 | 6:00–8:00 pm Eastern Time Location: Virtual on Zoom More Info Here Instructor: Tina Tocco ABOUT Have you always wanted to try writing for middle grade or young adult readers, but need a little inspiration? In this workshop, you’ll spark your […]

$50

The Poetry Forum

Online Event

The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

Storytime with Author Tommy O’Shaughnessy

Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers 2116 Arlington Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

Storytime with Author Tommy O'Shaughnessy More Info Here Join us for a lively storytime with the author of I'm the Perfect Christmas Tree. Tommy O'Shaughnessy (TommyO) is a proponent of recycling and saw an opportunity to teach children the value of a lifetime of recycling. Illustrator Taha Hussain and Layout artist Andy Hall combined their talents […]

Emily Pifer, Author of The Running Body

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Emily Pifer, author of The Running Body Wednesday, December 7, 2022 More Info Here 7:30pm-9:00pm Register for event. Doors 7:30pm | Event 8pm Join us for a special reading and conversation with Emily Pifer, author of the new book, The Running Body. Emily Pifer’s debut memoir, The Running Body, wrestles and reckons with power and agency, language […]

Where From and Where To – Elizabeth Petuchowski Author Event: One of the Last Self-Told German Jewish Life Stories

Bexley Public Library 2411 East Main Street, Bexley, OH, United States

Where From and Where To - Elizabeth Petuchowski Author Event One of the Last Self-Told German Jewish Life Stories Thursday, December 08 7:00pm - 8:00pm More Info Here Bexley Public Library Bexley Library Auditorium, BPL Virtual Programs   Elizabeth Petuchowski grew up as a young Jewish girl in Germany amidst the rise of Nazism and […]

Poetry and Open Mic Night with Amy Sexauer, U.S Army Veteran and Author

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Columbus, OH

Poetry and Open Mic Night More Info Here Join us for a night of creative expression as we welcome Amy Sexauer, U.S. Army Veteran and author, who will lead a live poetry reading and book discussion. We’ll provide light refreshments, and Amy will discuss the inspiration behind her debut book of poetry, “Poppies.” We’ll also […]

Your Story Deserves an Author: Journaling Workshop with Dead Reckoning Collective

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Columbus, OH

Your Story Deserves an Author: Journaling Workshop with Dead Reckoning Collective More Info Here Learn from the founders and editors of the Veteran-owned and operated Dead Reckoning Collective in a one-day, hands-on workshop. We will practice different ways to journal, where you might consider starting and methods to incorporate other creative endeavors in your own […]

$25

Meet The Author: Tonya Ulynn Brown

Wheatberry Books 41 South Paint Street, Chillicothe, OH, United States

Meet The Author: Tonya Ulynn Brown More Info Here Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:00 PM  3:00 PM Wheatberry Books9 W 2nd StChillicothe, OH, 45601United States (map) Tonya Ulynn Brown is a writer who loves ancient, medieval, and early modern British history. She has a particular interest in anything to do with Scotland, and you will find that […]

Adult Writing Workshop | Revision: Approach It Like Triage

Online Event

Adult Writing Workshop | Revision: Approach It Like Triage MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022 6:00 PM  8:00 PM VIRTUAL ON ZOOM More Info Here Revision: Approach It Like Triage Monday, December 12 | 6:00–8:00 pm Eastern Time Location: Virtual on Zoom Instructor: Katrina Kittle ABOUT When writers reach the wonderful, celebratory goal of completing a manuscript, they […]

$50

The Poetry Forum

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The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

GRANDVIEW LIBRARY WRITERS GROUP

Grandview Public Library

GRANDVIEW LIBRARY WRITERS GROUP WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 6:00PM - 8:00PM More Info Here Meeting Room Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm Share your work and workshop with other writers, whether your focus is fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, or any other format. Hosted by GHPL staff members Chris and R.C.

Woodland Elves Book Launch: Ready or Not…Here I Come

Marion Public Library 445 E Church St, Marion, Ohio

Woodland Elves Book Launch: Ready or Not...Here I Come   Dates & times Wed, 12/14/2022 - 6:00pm -Wed, 12/14/2022 - 8:00pm   Category   Age Groups Adults, Children, Teens More Info Here Woodland Elves Book Debut Wednesday, December 14 @ 6:00pm Large Meeting Room         Join us as we celebrate a Woodland Elves book launch, and newest […]

Book Reading: Erin Keane’s Runaway and discussion with Maggie Smith

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Book Reading: Erin Keane's Runaway and discussion with Maggie Smith Thursday, December 15, 2022 8:00pm-9:00pm Register for Event. Doors 7:30pm | Event 8pm More info Here Please join us for a reading from Erin Keane's new memoir, Runaway, followed by a conversation with poet, Maggie Smith. In 1970, Erin Keane’s mother ran away from home […]

Application Deadline: 2023 Kenyon Review Winter Online Writers Workshops

Online Event

Application Deadline! 2023 Kenyon Review Winter Online Writers Workshops Ends on December 16, 2022 More Info Here Thank you for your interest in the Kenyon Review Winter Online Writers Workshops (January 28 - March 4, 2023). The application for this workshop consists of this online application form, a resume, and a writing sample. For poetry, submit […]

Peripatetic Poets Featured Reader & Open Mic – Virtual

Online Event

Peripatetic Poets Featured Reader & Open Mic Peripatetic Poets (Virtual) Featured Reader and Open Mic. meets on the 3rd Sunday every month at 6:30 pm. per•i•pa•tet•ic: A person who walks or travels from place to place, or (P) one who follows the teachings of Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking about the Lyceum of Athens Please […]

Adult Writing Workshop | Woo Your Muse: Reclaiming Your Pre-Pandemic Mojo and Jumpstarting Your Writing Practice

Online Event

Adult Writing Workshop | Woo Your Muse: Reclaiming Your Pre-Pandemic Mojo and Jumpstarting Your Writing Practice MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2022 6:00 PM  8:00 PM VIRTUAL ON ZOOM More Info Here Woo Your Muse: Reclaiming Your Pre-Pandemic Mojo and Jumpstarting Your Writing Practice Monday, December 19 | 6:00–8:00 pm Eastern Time Location: Virtual on Zoom Instructor: Katrina […]

$50

The Poetry Forum

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The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Westerville Public Library 126 S State St, Westerville, OH, United States

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic Poetry Discussion & Open Mic Tuesday, December 20, 2022 More Info Here 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Westerville Public Library Meeting Room C Description Share your work with members of the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Following an open discussion, you are invited to present […]

The Poetry Forum

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The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

GRANDVIEW LIBRARY WRITERS GROUP

Grandview Public Library

GRANDVIEW LIBRARY WRITERS GROUP WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28 6:00PM - 8:00PM More Info Here Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm   Share your work and workshop with other writers, whether your focus is fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, or any other format. Hosted by GHPL staff members Chris and R.C.

Celebrate the Arts: Writing Contest

Celebrate the Arts: Writing Contest Celebrate the Arts: Writing Contest Monday, January 2, 2023 - Wednesday, March 1, 2023 More Info Here All Day Online event Description Writers, channel your imagination and share your talents with this 17th annual contest for all ages. Enter your original work in any genre for a chance to showcase your creativity […]

The Poetry Forum

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The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

Firepit Writers Workshop

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Firepit Writers Workshop Thursday, January 5, 2023 6:00pm-7:00pm More Info Here Inspired by Philadelphia's Backyard Writers Workshop, the Firepit Writers Workshop is a monthly meetup of fiction writers looking to share their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers. The Firepit Writers Workshop will be run by unicorn-level HQ staffer Lucy Caborn. Before joining HQ, […]

Kenyon Review Summer Writers Workshops Applications Now Open!

Upcoming Workshops Session One June 11-17, 2023 Session Two July 9-15, 2023 More Info/Apply Here Overview Join us for our week-long, residential writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with acclaimed faculty in beautiful Gambier, Ohio. Unlike other writing workshops, the Kenyon Review Writing Workshops are generative, focused on giving writers time and space to […]

Business of Art: Knowing and Telling Your Story

Wild Goose Creative 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Business of Art: Knowing and Telling Your Story Mon Jan 9th 12:00pm - 1:00pm More Info Here Wild Goose Creative, 188 MCDOWELL ST map  Join Wild Goose Creative and world-renowned illustrator, designer, and storyteller, Andy J. Miller for an in-depth workshop on public speaking and digital communication strategies across multiple platforms. A celebrated entrepreneur and podcaster himself, […]

The Poetry Forum

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The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

An Evening of Poetry Readings with Five Local Poets–Charlene Fix, Chuck Salmons, James Borders, Sandra Feen, and R. Nikolas Macioci!

Gramercy Books Bexley 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio

An Evening of Poetry Readings with Five Local Poets--Charlene Fix, Chuck Salmons, James Borders, Sandra Feen, and R. Nikolas Macioci! Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 7:00pm Gramercy Books 2424 East Main Street Bexley , OH 43209 More Info Here Join five local poets—Charlene Fix, Chuck Salmons, James Borders, Sandra Feen, and R. Nikolas Macioci—in an evening of readings […]

OSU Faculty Book Club: Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Online Event

Join us for our next Book Club meeting, hosted by Department of English faculty, and enjoy conversation about some of the greatest books of all time. The featured books are a mix of titles submitted by our alumni, along with some faculty favorites. Titles are available from your local library digital books program or your […]

Manage your Writing Like a Boss

Online Event

More Info Here Date: January 14th 2023 Time: Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm Location:Zoom and Community Room East at the Woodbourne Library, 6060 Far Hills Avenue, Centerville, Ohio 45459 Speaker: Michelle McCraw Topic: Manage your Writing Like a Boss Do you struggle with finding time and focus to do your writing? Do you have a writing […]

Poetry Workshop featuring Louise Robertson

Cooperative Chess Culture Center Columbus, OH

Saturday, January 14 1-4 PM Poetry Workshop featuring Louise Robertson More Info Here We kick off 2023 with an energetic generative poetry workshop featuring Columbus poet Louise Robertson! About the Workshop The workshop will be presented in person and virtually. Titled "Getting to a Great First Draft and Beyond," the session is about generating new […]

$10

Guided Tour of Maurice Sendak Exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Museum of Art 480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH, United States

Area Meetings and Upcoming Events January In-Person Meeting: Guided Tour of the Maurice Sendak Exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art More Info Here   We are extremely excited that a special exhibition of Maurice Sendak’s work is currently at the Columbus Museum of Art and thought it was only fitting that we organize a […]

$10

Peripatetic Poets Featured Reader & Open Mic – Virtual

Online Event

Peripatetic Poets Featured Reader & Open Mic Peripatetic Poets (Virtual) Featured Reader and Open Mic. meets on the 3rd Sunday every month at 6:30 pm. per•i•pa•tet•ic: A person who walks or travels from place to place, or (P) one who follows the teachings of Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking about the Lyceum of Athens Please […]

The Poetry Forum

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The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Westerville Public Library 126 S State St, Westerville, OH, United States

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic More Info Here Poetry Discussion & Open Mic Tuesday, January 17, 2023 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Westerville Public Library Meeting Room C Description Share your work with members of the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Following an open discussion, you are invited to present […]

Lee Martin Shares New Crime Novel in Conversation with Maggie Smith!

Gramercy Books Bexley 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio

Lee Martin Shares New Crime Novel in Conversation with Maggie Smith! Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 7:00pm Gramercy Books 2424 East Main Street Bexley , OH 43209 More Info Here Pulitzer Prize-finalist Lee Martin launches a historical crime novel inspired by true events, The Glassmaker’s Wife, a tale that reveals the contradictions and imperfections of the human heart. He will be in […]

AUTHOR EVENT WITH STEPHEN MARKLEY

WOSU, 1800 N Pearl St

AUTHOR EVENT WITH STEPHEN MARKLEY Wednesday, January 18, 2023 7:30 PM  8:30 PM More Info Here WOSU Public Media1800 N Pearl  St. Columbus, OH, 43201United States (map) “Author Event. Stephen Markley at WOSU, January 18th 7:30 P.M. On January 18th, 2023, Prologue Bookshop will be hosting Stephen Markley, author of "Ohio: A Novel", at WOSU for the […]

Storytime with Author and Illustrator Becky Gehrisch

Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers 2116 Arlington Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

Storytime with Author and Illustrator Becky Gehrisch More Info Here Join us as we welcome back author & illustrator Becky Gehrisch for her super fun & funny picture book, Escape to Play. What could go wrong when three mischievous dogs slip out before dawn to explore the farm? Follow the pups as they make a mess […]

How do you squeeze in a short story or 12?

Online Event

How do you squeeze in a short story or 12? More Info Here Andrew Welsh-Huggins A New Year means new goals! If you’ve ever thought about writing short stories but didn’t know where to start, have we got a session for you. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, author of the Andy Hayes mystery series, also flexes his creative muscles […]

Book Signing With Cheyenne Van Langevelde

Griffey's Book Emporium 4 Troy Road, Delaware, OH, United States

More Info Here I am very excited to announce our first author event of the new year! On January 21st from 4pm to 6pm, we will be hosting local independent author Cheyenne Van Langevelde for a special book signing event. Cheyenne hails from the Mansfield, Ohio area, and is the author of two novels: Between Two Worlds, a […]

The Poetry Forum

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The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

An Evening with Maria Ressa, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner for her Efforts to Safeguard Freedom of Expression

McConnell Arts Center

An Evening with Maria Ressa, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner for her Efforts to Safeguard Freedom of Expression Monday, Jan 23, 2023 7:00 PM More Info Here Through its New Albany Lecture Series, The New Albany Community Foundation presents Maria Ressa. 2021 Nobel Prize winner and journalist in Asia for nearly 35 years, Maria Ressa […]

$12 – $42

Novel Writing Workshop

Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH, United States

Novel Writing Workshop More Info Here Andrea Taylor, MFA This workshop is for those who either wish to or have started writing a novel. We discuss how to hook a reading with an opening, how to keep going through the murky middle, and ideas for sticking the ending. Fees Charge When Not Billed: LifeLong Learning […]

$26

Matthew Salesses: Book Launch and conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Matthew Salesses: Book Launch and conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib Tuesday, January 24, 2023 8:00pm-9:00pm Register for event. Doors 7:30pm | Event 8pm. More Info Here Join us for a special event with Matthew Salesses, author of the new novel The Sense of Wonder, for a reading followed by a conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib. An Asian American […]

Gramercy Book Club Selects Barbara Kingsolver’s DEMON COPPERHEAD! Discussion Facilitated by Jim Phelan!

Gramercy Books Bexley 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio

Gramercy Book Club Selects Barbara Kingsolver's DEMON COPPERHEAD! Discussion Facilitated by Jim Phelan! Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 7:00pm Gramercy Books 2424 East Main Street Bexley , OH 43209 More Info Here From award-winning and bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, Demon Copperhead is Gramercy’s Book Club selection for January 2023. A powerful novel which enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it […]

Write-On Writing Workshop with Mimi Chenfeld

Bexley Public Library 2411 East Main Street, Bexley, OH, United States

Write-On Writing Workshop with Mimi Chenfeld Saturday, January 28 10:30am - 3:30pm More Info Here Bexley Public Library Board Room Looking for some inspiration to pick up the pen? Struggling with writer's block? Or are you ready to enjoy the fun of the creative process? Join us for a day of writing led by the […]

The Poetry Forum

Online Event

The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

Poetry Night Featuring Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour and Poet, Translator, and Environmentalist Hussain Ahmed, in Conversation with Noted Poet and Educator David Baker!

Gramercy Books Bexley 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio

Poetry Night Featuring Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour and Poet, Translator, and Environmentalist Hussain Ahmed, in Conversation with Noted Poet and Educator David Baker! Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 7:00pm Gramercy Books 2424 East Main Street Bexley , OH 43209 More Info Here Join Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour (Alone in the House of My Heart), and Nigerian poet, translator, and […]

Firepit Writers Workshop

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Firepit Writers Workshop Thursday, February 2, 2023 6:00pm-7:00pm More Info Here Inspired by Philadelphia's Backyard Writers Workshop, the Firepit Writers Workshop is a monthly meetup of fiction writers looking to share their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers. The Firepit Writers Workshop will be run by unicorn-level HQ staffer Lucy Caborn. Before joining HQ, […]

READING: Kevin Maloney, author of The Red-Headed Pilgrim

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

READING: Kevin Maloney, author of The Red-Headed Pilgrim Thursday, February 2, 2023 8:00pm-9:00pm Register for event. Doors 7:30pm | Event 8pm More Info Here Join us for an extra special event with Kevin Maloney, author of the latest Two Dollar Radio title, The Red-Headed Pilgrim. Provocative, poignant, and resoundingly hilarious, The Red-Headed Pilgrim is the tragicomic tale of […]

Author Visit – Chiquita Mullins

Columbus Metropolitan Libary--Hillard Branch Hillard, OH

Author Visit - Chiquita Mullins Friday, February 03 4:00pm - 5:00pm More Info Here Shepard Meeting Room 1 Create your own art with authors Chiquita Mullins Lee and Carmella Van Vleet as they share their new picture book biography, You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce! The Storied Life of Folk Artist Elijah Pierce!

Author Visit: Carmella Van Vleet & Chiquita Mullins Lee

Upper Arlington Library - Main Branch 2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH, United States

Author Visit: Carmella Van Vleet & Chiquita Mullins Lee and illustrator Jennifer Mack-Watkins Saturday, February 04 10:00am - 11:00am More Info Here Tremont Road Library Friends Theater Authors Carmella Van Vleet and Chiquita Mullins Lee and illustrator Jennifer Mack-Watkins will talk about their book, You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce! Presented in partnership with Cover to […]

The Poetry Forum

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The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

Improv for Writers 

Upper Arlington Senior Center 1945 Ridgeview Road, Columbus, OH, United States

Improv for Writers More Info Here Melissa L Weber, MA & Elaine Miracle Spark your creativity and improve your writing by playing with theater techniques! Join equity actress Elaine Miracle and creative writer Melissa Weber in a two-week improvisation class. Participants learn about relaxation, observation and character development through improvisation exercises and scene practice. We […]

$28

An Evening with Joy Harjo: Women’s Empowerment, Indigenous Poetry, and Native Literature

Michael D. Eisner Performing Arts

An Evening with Joy Harjo: Women’s Empowerment, Indigenous Poetry, and Native Literature More Info Here February 7, 2023 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST  Denison University’s Laura C. Harris Series and Beck Series welcome Joy Harjo. Location: Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts - Sharon Martin Hall Ticket Info: See event registration page for details. Questions: […]

An Evening with PEN/Bellwether Prize winner Jamila Minnicks in conversation with Civil Rights Scholar Hasan Jeffries!

Gramercy Books Bexley 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio

An Evening with PEN/Bellwether Prize winner Jamila Minnicks in conversation with Civil Rights Scholar Hasan Jeffries! More Info Here Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 7:00pm Gramercy Books 2424 East Main Street Bexley , OH 43209 TICKETS Jamila Minnicks, recipient of the 2021 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, will be in conversation with noted Ohio State University civil rights […]

$5

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS WRITERS GROUP

Grandview Heights Public Library 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus, Ohio

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS WRITERS GROUP WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 08 6:00PM - 8:00PM More Info Here Conference Room B Second & Fourth Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm Are you a pensive poet? A scribbling screenwriter? Or perhaps a wizardly wordsmith, noirish novelist, or ecstatic essayist? Whatever your format, bring it along to the GHPL Writers Group to share with […]

Author Visit: Neal Shusterman (Join Waitlist)

Delaware County District Library 84 E Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio, United States

More Info Here Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and television writer Neal Shusterman will discuss his popular "Arc of a Scythe" series as well as his personal story in a highly-engaging keynote presentation. A storyteller and dynamic speaker, Neal Shusterman will discuss writing at the beginning and the positive influence of school and teachers on his life. […]

Reviving a Literary Journal

Thurber House 77 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

More Info Here Michael Nye will tell his story about reviving the literary journal Story, here in Columbus. The original magazine (1931 – 1967) published authors such as Nelson Algren, Sherwood Anderson, John Cheever, Truman Capote, Nary O’Hara, Carson McCullers, Norman Mailer, Anaïs Nin, William Saroyan, and Richard Wright.

Author Event – Kerry Winfrey

Paragraphs Bookstore 229 S Main Street, Mt. Vernon, OH, United States

Author Event - Kerry Winfrey More Info Here Author Event - Kerry Winfrey Join us at the store as we host Kerry Winfrey the weekend leading up to Valentines Day. Her latest book, Just Another Love Song, is a perfect Valentines read!

From Photography to Poetry: Ekphrastic Flowers Creative Writing Workshop (Winter Session 2023)

McConnell Arts Center

From Photography to Poetry: Ekphrastic Flowers Creative Writing Workshop (Winter Session 2023) More Info Here From Photography to Poetry: Ekphrastic Flowers Creative Writing Workshop Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Instructed by Poet and Master Gardener Dr. Susann Moeller An Ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired or stimulated by a work of art. As […]

$55

Scott Minar: A Reading

Ohio Wesleyan University Slocum Hall

Join the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program for a reading by Visiting Assistant Professor Scott Minar. Scott Minar is a poet, essayist, songwriter, and performing musician. He has collaborated with scholars and writers in the U.S., Sweden, Syria, Israel, England, Norway, and elsewhere and his work has been published in English, Arabic, […]

The Poetry Forum

Online Event

The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

The Poetry Forum: Charlene Fix

Online Event

The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. The calendar says we should all be suffering from the midwinter blahs, but The Poetry Forum keeps pushing back with one impressive reader after another. […]

The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Application Deadline

Online Event

Upcoming Workshops MORE INFO HERE Session One June 11-17, 2023 Session Two July 9-15, 2023 Overview Join us for our week-long, residential writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with acclaimed faculty in beautiful Gambier, Ohio. Unlike other writing workshops, the Kenyon Review Writing Workshops are generative, focused on giving writers time and space to […]

#KnoxWrites Revision Workshop

Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County 201 North Mulberry St., Mt. Vernon, United States

#KnoxWrites Revision Workshop More Info Here WhenThu, February 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm WherePublic Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County, 201 N Mulberry St, Mt Vernon, OH 43050, USA (map) Description#KnoxWrites Revision Workshop Thursdays, January 19-February 23, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 PM at the main library in the Solarium. All writers age 18+ welcome! #KnoxWrites Revision […]

Celebrating Toni Morrison With Hanif Abdurraqib and Dionne Custer Edwards

Bexley Public Library 2411 East Main Street, Bexley, OH, United States

Celebrating Toni Morrison With Hanif Abdurraqib and Dionne Custer Edwards More Info Here Thursday, February 16 6:30pm - 8:00pm Bexley Public Library Bexley Library Auditorium, BPL Virtual Programs Toni Morrison Day is celebrated on February 18th in Ohio, commemorating the birth of the literary giant and possibly “the greatest Ohioan we’ve ever had,” as Hanif […]

An Evening with Bret Baier, Fox Anchor & Best-Selling Author

McCoy Center OH, United States

An Evening with Bret Baier, Fox Anchor & Best-Selling Author Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 7:00 PM More Info Here Through its New Albany Lecture Series, The New Albany Community Foundation presents Bret Baier, prominent news and broadcast journalist who is known for his objective reporting. Bret Baier is a prominent journalist in the news and […]

$42

Main Street Ravenna Winter Writing Festival 2023

Dowtown Ravenna

February 18 10 AM-5 PM More Info Here Main Street Ravenna Winter Writing Festival 2023 Get ready for workshops, student writing contest, and inspiring speakers. Want to learn more about or write poetry, graphic novels, mysteries, children’s books, self-publishing, etc.? After two years of virtual gatherings, join the Winter Writing Festival in downtown Ravenna. As […]

How to Write a Sizzling Hot Sex Scene

Columbus Public Library South High Street Branch

More Info Here Date: February 18th 2023 Time: Networking at 12:00 pm, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm Location: Zoom meeting and Columbus Public Library South High Street Branch, 3540 S. High Street, Columbus, OH 43207 Speaker:  Donna MacMeans Topic:  How to Write a Sizzling Hot Sex Scene Books across the centuries have included sex, or, at least […]

Author Talk with Leonard S. Marcus

Columbus Metropolitan Libary--Hillard Branch Hillard, OH

Author Talk with Leonard S. Marcus Sesquicentennial Author Series Sunday, February 19 2:00pm - 4:00pm More Info Here Main Library Reading Room Sesquicentennial Author Series featuring Leonard S. Marcus. In partnership with Columbus Museum of Art. SESQUICENTENNIAL AUTHOR SERIES Author Talk featuring Leonard S. Marcus Sunday, Feb. 19 Main Library 1 p.m. | Library opens 1:30 […]

Peripatetic Poets Featured Reader & Open Mic – Virtual

Online Event

Peripatetic Poets Featured Reader & Open Mic Peripatetic Poets (Virtual) Featured Reader and Open Mic. meets on the 3rd Sunday every month at 6:30 pm. per•i•pa•tet•ic: A person who walks or travels from place to place, or (P) one who follows the teachings of Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking about the Lyceum of Athens Please […]

AUTHOR VISIT PAIGE CHRISTINE WARDEN

Plain City Library

AUTHOR VISIT PAIGE CHRISTINE WARDEN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 1:00PM - 2:00PM More Info Here THE PLAIN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY Jane Taylor Storytime Room Paige will share her newly released title Hello, Moon and sign copies after the reading. Please join us for a book reading and signing with local author Paige Christine Warden, author of […]

Creative Writing (and More!) for Seniors

Westerville Senior Center 310 W. Main Street, Westerville, OH, United States

Creative Writing (and More!) for Seniors More Info Here Creative Writing (and More!) for Seniors Monday, February 20, 2023 Add to Calendar 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Westerville Senior Center Description Share your life experiences and creativity while encouraging others as you develop writing skills along with your fellow Westerville Senior Center members. Led by Marie C. Membership […]

The Poetry Forum

Online Event

The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

Professor Mark Allison Delivers The 2022-2023 Benjamin T. Spencer Lecture

Ohio Wesleyan Beegly Library

More Info Here Professor Mark Allison is our distinguished 2022-2023 Benjamin T. Spencer Lecturer. A member of the OWU faculty since 2007, Allison specializes in the literature and culture of 19th-century Britain. His research interests include utopian literature and theory; socialism, working-class political culture, and Marxism; and the British novel. A member of the OWU […]

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Westerville Public Library 126 S State St, Westerville, OH, United States

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic More Info Here Poetry Discussion & Open Mic Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Add to Calendar 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Westerville Public Library Meeting Room C Description Share your work with members of the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Following an open discussion, you are […]

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS WRITERS GROUP

Grandview Heights Public Library 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus, Ohio

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS WRITERS GROUP WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 6:00PM - 8:00PM More Info Here Meeting Room Second & Fourth Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm Are you a pensive poet? A scribbling screenwriter? Or perhaps a wizardly wordsmith, noirish novelist, or ecstatic essayist? Whatever your format, bring it along to the GHPL Writers Group to share with other […]

#KnoxWrites Revision Workshop

Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County 201 North Mulberry St., Mt. Vernon, United States

KnoxWrites Revision Workshop More Info Here WhenThu, February 23, 6:30pm – 7:30pm WherePublic Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County, 201 N Mulberry St, Mt Vernon, OH 43050, USA (map) Description#KnoxWrites Revision Workshop Thursdays, January 19-February 23, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 PM at the main library in the Solarium. All writers age 18+ welcome! #KnoxWrites Revision […]

Obituary Writer to Present New Book at the Book Loft of German Village

The Book Loft of German Village 631 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Obituary Writer to Present New Book at the Book Loft of German Village James R. Hagerty, the Wall Street Journal’s lead obituary writer, will present his new book, “Yours Truly,” a guide to writing life stories, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Book Loft of German Village. Hagerty’s humorous and upbeat book […]

Smile for We: Seeing Black Men in a Different Light: Damon Mosley Author Event

Bexley Public Library 2411 East Main Street, Bexley, OH, United States

Smile for We: Seeing Black Men in a Different Light Damon Mosley Author Event More Info Here Thursday, February 23 7:00pm - 8:00pm Bexley Public Library Bexley Library Auditorium, BPL Virtual Programs Damon Mosley was tired of seeing the negative stereotypes of Black men portrayed in the media and sensationalized nightly news cycles. He turned […]

Virtual New York SCBWI Conference 2023

Online Event

More Info Here The 2023 New York Conference is virtual as well as in person! If you can’t make it to New York City, you can register for this virtual event, which features: Insightful keynotes Illuminating panels of industry pros Immersive craft sessions called Creative Labs Networking breaks The Golden Kite Awards presentation Conference Highlights […]

$125

Author Julia Quinn

Columbus Metropolitan Library - Main Library 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

Author behind the Bridgerton family series now on Netflix!

Author reading with John Kropf

Kafe Kerouac 2250 N. HIGH, Columbus, OH, United States

Author reading with John Kropf February 25 at 6pm Kafe Kerouac Join John Kropf, author of COLOR CAPITAL OF THE WORLD for this event at Kafe Kerouac. Delve into the colorful history of crayons and learn more about the American Crayon Company that has rightfully claimed the title "Color Capital of the World." Description Following […]

2/26 Walking Poetry Workshops

Streetlight Guild 1367 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio

2/26 Walking Poetry Workshops More Info Here We take you out of classroom mode and into the creative wild! Interested poets will meet at a designated starting location and will be led on a writing tour with multiple stops along the route to take in a view or point of interest, writing a poem on […]

An Afternoon of Poetry with Mimi Chenfeld and Friends

Bexley Public Library 2411 East Main Street, Bexley, OH, United States

An Afternoon of Poetry with Mimi Chenfeld and Friends Sunday, February 26 3:00pm - 5:00pm More Info Here Bexley Public Library Bexley Library Auditorium Experience the joy and beauty of poetry with an afternoon of readings from Mimi Chenfeld and friends. Poet Bios: Mimi Chenfeld was born and raised in New York City, Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld […]

Beck Series: Tomás Q. Morín

Denison University OH, United States

Beck Series: Tomás Q. Morín More Info Here February 27, 2023 / 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST  The Beck Series welcomes poet Tomás Q. Morín. Location: Museum Ticket Info: Free Questions: Anneliese Deimel Davis davisa@denison.edu 740-587-6207

The Poetry Forum

Online Event

The Poetry Forum We’re ba-ack! Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. The Poetry Forum offers a featured reader and open mic on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Email Steve Abbott at abbott4949@gmail.com for log in info. Check out the group’s FB page.

Erin Jamieson: Zoom Poetry Reading

Virtual

Join Erin Jamieson, author of Clothesline, for a virtual poetry reading! Presented by Niftylit Zoom Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdemsqD4rGdGt9p6gsEs1OpB6e-dgwsyG Her Work: https://marketplace.niftylit.io/nft-batch/96edbced-5846-4c52-ad85-ab62c03601e7 Do you have an event to share?

Village Poetry Workshop

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Village Poetry Workshop Tuesday, February 28, 2023 6:00pm-7:00pm More Info Here The Village Poetry Workshop is a monthly meetup of poets looking to share their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers. The Firepit Writers Workshop will be run by HQ's Operations Manager Nathan McDowell. Space and time at workshops is limited, so if you […]

Unpacking Bob Dylan’s The Philosophy of Modern Song: An evening with Singer-Songwriters Parker MacDonell & Keith Larsen

Gramercy Books Bexley 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio

Unpacking Bob Dylan’s The Philosophy of Modern Song: An evening with Singer-Songwriters Parker MacDonell & Keith Larsen More Info Here Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 7:00pm Gramercy Books 2424 East Main Street Bexley , OH 43209 TICKETS Join acclaimed singer songwriters Parker MacDonell and Keith Larsen as they unpack Bob Dylan’s extraordinary compilation of essays, The Philosophy of Modern Song, a collection of […]

$10

Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Deadline Today

Online Event

Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Deadline Today Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Deadline Today Wednesday, March 1, 2023 More Info Here Add to Calendar All Day Online event Description Writers, channel your imagination and share your talents with this 17th annual contest for all ages. Enter your original work in any genre for a chance […]

Michael Leong and Tomás Q. Morín at Kenyon College

Kenyon College Cheever Room, Gambier, Ohio

Reading by Michael Leong & Tomás Q. Morín Co-sponsored by the Kenyon College English Department and the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College 5:00 p.m. Cheever Room, Finn House All events sponsored in whole or in part by the Kenyon Review, the Kenyon College English Department, GLCA New Writers Award, Ohio Arts […]

Firepit Writers Workshop

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Firepit Writers Workshop Thursday, March 2, 2023 6:00pm-7:00pm More Info Here Inspired by Philadelphia's Backyard Writers Workshop, the Firepit Writers Workshop is a monthly meetup of fiction writers looking to share their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers. The Firepit Writers Workshop will be run by unicorn-level HQ staffer Lucy Caborn. Before joining HQ, […]

Author Reading: Ira Sukrungruang, Travis Lau, & Sam Risak

Two Dollar Radio HQ 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Please join us for a special reading with some of Central Ohio's finest: Ira Sukrungraung, Travis Lau, and Sam Risak all reading from new material. Ira Sukrungruang is the author of four nonfiction books This Jade World, Buddha’s Dog & other Meditations, Southside Buddhist, and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist; the short story collection […]

Visiting Writer Jamel Brinkley

Ohio State University - Stillman Hall 1947 College Rd. N., Columbus, Ohio

March 3, 2023 4:00PM - 5:00PM Location 311 Denney Hall More Info Here Please join the Department of English Visiting Writers Series for a reading and Q&A with author Jamel Brinkley. Jamel Brinkley is the author of A Lucky Man: Stories (Graywolf Press, 2018) and the forthcoming collection, Witness: Stories, which will be released in August 2023 by FSG. His […]

Jamel Brinkley: Visiting Writers Series

Denney Hall 164 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, Ohio

Please join the Department of English Visiting Writers Series for a reading and Q&A with author Jamel Brinkley. Jamel Brinkley is the author of A Lucky Man: Stories (Graywolf Press, 2018) and the forthcoming collection, Witness: Stories, which will be released in August 2023 by FSG. His writing has appeared in A Public Space, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The […]

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