Carnegie Author Series: Rebecca Yarros

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

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) 2024 Carnegie Author Series Join us for talks with engaging national authors, free and open to all. Main Library | 96 S. Grant Ave. (Reading Room […]

Beck Series: Erika Meitner

Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom 200 W. Loop, Granville, Ohio

The Beck Series welcomes poet Erika Meitner. Meitner is the winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry and author of six books of poems: Useful Junk; Holy Moly […]

Songs at the Center – LIVE TAPING

McConnell Arts Center

Alicia Michilli, Jordan Allen Dean, Angel Snow Wednesday, April 10, 2024 12:00-2:00 PM Songs at the Center is proud to welcome songwriters Alicia Michilli, Jordan Allen Dean, and Angel Snow […]

Wise Trees Arbor Day Author Visit

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

REGISTER 101 Seats Remaining With Photographers and Authors Diane Cook & Len Jenshel In a tribute to Arbor Day, photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel will speak about their book, Wise […]

A Reading: Lars Horn

Ohio Wesleyan University Slocum Hall

Lars Horn (they/them) is a writer and translator working in literary and experimental nonfiction. Their first book, Voice of the Fish, won the 2020 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, the 2023 Great Lakes […]

Talk on the Ohio Literary Trail by Author Betty Weibel

Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

Join us for a talk by Betty Weibel, author of The Ohio Literary Trail, which explores over 70 literary sites across the state. Weibel will discuss her experiences in tracking down […]

The Aldus Society: Sarah Neville

Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

Welcome to your Central Ohio connection for book lovers. The Aldus Society brings literary events and programming to book lovers and educational opportunities to members. Some of our members are […]

Book Signing with Ric Stranges and Brent Carson

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

Come meet the authors of "Carried Treasures: Stories of Delaware County, Ohio" and learn about the stories and history of our area from Dr. Ric Stranges and Mr. Brent Carson […]

Author Visit: Tia Williams

Marion Public Library 445 E Church St, Marion, Ohio

An Evening with Tia Williams Author Visit Friday, April 12 at 6:30 pm Doors Open - 6:00pm Program - 6:30pm - 7:30pm Book Signing - 7:30pm No ticket is necessary for […]

Storytime with Author Justyna Coppus

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

Join us as we welcome Justyna Coppus for a storytime featuring Eleven From Heaven. Embark on a whimsical journey into the heart of the forest with Eleven From Heaven, an endearing children's […]

Central Ohio Fiction Writers April Meeting

We encourage prospective members to join us at two meetings of their choice to decide if membership can help you on your writing journey. Date: April 13th 2024 Time: Networking at 12:00 […]

The Book Loft Presents: Andrew Welsh-Huggins

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

RSVP is appreciated but not required An in-store event with Andrew Welsh-Huggins ---------------------------------------------------- Andrew is a Shamus, Derringer, and International Thriller Writers-award nominated mystery author of eleven books with more […]

Author Visit: John Biemer

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

Enjoy a reading by local author John Biemer from his book Baby Buckeyes. Book signing, Q&A, and a photo op with mascot Brutus Buckeye (!) to follow. Books will be available […]

The Book Loft Presents: Mindy McGinnis

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

RSVP is appreciated but not required An in-store event with young adult fiction author Mindy McGinnis ---------------------------- Mindy McGinnis is the author of multiple novels that span many genres. From […]

Ohioana Author Visit – Lucy A. Snyder

Columbus Public Library South High Street Branch

Join us for an afternoon of thrilling adventures and unlikely heroes with local author Lucy A. Snyder, discussing her new anthology, Never Too Old to Save the World.

WeREAD 2024: Book Discussion

Virtual

WeREAD 2024: Book Discussion (Online Meeting, 1 of 2) 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Online event Description Read the graphic novel New Kid by Jerry Craft, then dive into rich conversations about racial identity, […]

Virtual Author Visit: Xochitl Gonzalez

Virtual

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last.  Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York […]

How to book 100 school shows: virtual

Virtual

Story Lab April 18th 7 pm Central Host will be Yasu Yasu's Desktop is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Story Lab Panel Time: Apr 17, 2024 08:00 […]

Ohioana Author Series – Darren C. Demaree

CML-Whetstone 3909 North High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Join us for a poetry reading. Ohioana Author Darren C. Demaree will read from his forthcoming book Now Flourish Northern Cardinal (Selected Poems 2005-2025). Darren C. Demaree is the author […]

OPA Whistle-Stop tour goes to Sandusky

OHIO UNDERGROUND RAILROAD WHISTLE-STOP POETRY TOUR OPA and Poets Against Racism & Hate USA (PARH USA) will conduct a whistle-stop poetry tour of Underground Railroad stations throughout Ohio! With the help of […]

An Afternoon with Author and Illustrator Julia Kuo

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

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning author and illustrator Julia Kuo in partnership with the Ohioana Book Festival! Julia Kuo is a Taiwanese–American author–illustrator who has worked with The New York […]

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 […]

Becoming a Poet: The What, Whys, and Hows of Writing Poetry

CML-Gahanna 310 Granville St., Granville, OH, United States

with Thurber House Instructor, Niki Gnezda Do you have feelings and ideas? Then translate them into poetry. In this class we will learn the basics, voice, and aesthetics of poems. […]

Virtual Author Visit: Jess Renae Sherer

Virtual

Meet this debut author online as we talk about her new book, The Height of Darkness. Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:30pm. Check in with Kicks […]

An Evening of Poetry

Virtual

Join acclaimed Ohio poets Scott Woods, Manuel Iris, Charlene Fix, and our host, Darren Demarree, for our 3rd annual "An Evening of Poetry" program. Local poet and CML staff member […]

[Free Film Screening] Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask

Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

Join us for this FREE (with RSVP) screening of Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask, a new documentary film directed by Ohio University professor Frederick Lewis, which has also screened […]

Columbus State Poetry Slam

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

Come listen as Columbus State students compete in a Poetry Slam, hosted by Barbara Fant and the Columbus State Library and English Department, in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Roosevelt Montás In Conversation with Ben Heckman

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

REGISTER126 Seats Remaining Centennial Kickoff Party & Introductory Author Visit Join us at 6 pm to celebrate the library's centennial with a good old-fashioned birthday party complete with cake and ice […]

The Book Loft Presents: Anita M. Hessenauer

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

RSVP is appreciated but not required An in-store signing with local poet Anita M. Hessenauer ---------------------------------------------------------- Anita M. Hessenauer is a freelance writer residing in Dublin, Ohio. She has published […]

Indie Bookstore Crawl!

 HEY COLUMBUS!⁠ Mark your calendars: Saturday, April 27th (Indie Bookstore Day) we'll be hosting another INDIE BOOKSTORE CRAWL! How it works: Visit 5 of the 9 participating stores and be […]

S.P.A.C.E (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo)

Ohio Expo Center Columbus, OH

SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo)Saturday, April 27& Sunday, April 28, 202410AM to 6 PM Saturday10AM to 5 PM SundayRhodes Center at the Ohio Expo Center and State FairFree […]

Storytime with Author and Illustrator David Michael Butler

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

We are excited to welcome author & illustrator David Michael Butler for his first appearance in celebration of the one-year anniversary of Where Love Lives. Michael's picture book (ages 3+) […]

Author Visit: Teri Lott at Kicks Mix Bookstore

Kicks Mix Bookstore 38 S. 3rd Street, Newark, Oh

Join us on Independent Bookstore Day - Saturday, April 27th. We are delighted to have children's' author. Teri Lott, with us from 10am to 6pm. She will have her wonderful […]

Author Tim Bowers at Paragraphs

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

Join us as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Tim Bowers! Tim will be at Paragraphs Bookstore on April 27th at 10:30am for Independent Bookstore Day in partnership with the Ohioana Library Association! […]

Author Marcy Campbell at Paragraphs

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

Join us as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Marcy Campbell! Marcy will be at Paragraphs Bookstore on April 27th at 12:00pm for Independent Bookstore Day in partnership with the Ohioana Library Association! […]

The OHIO UNDERGROUND RAILROAD WHISTLE-STOP POETRY TOUR

Spring Hill Historic Home & Underground Railroad Site 1401 Springhill Lane NE, Massillon, ohio

Throughout 2024: The Ohio Poetry Association in partnership with Poets Against Racism & Hate are conducting a whistle-stop poetry tour of Underground Railroad stations throughout Ohio. A series of poetry readings at historic sites […]

April Poetry Potluck

Brown Family Environmental Center 9781 Laymon Rd, Gambier, OH

Join us for Poetry Potluck at the Brown Family Environmental Center, 9781 Laymon Road in Gambier on Saturday, April 27 from 2pm -4pm. Guest poet Frances Cannon will read some […]

Author Mindy McGinnis

Tremont Road Library OH, United States

Join us as we welcome award-winning author, Mindy McGinnis for an author visit and autograph signing. Books will be available to purchase courtesy of Cover to Cover Children's Books.

Puppet Poets Perform at the Granville Center for the Arts

Granville Center for the Arts 119 West Broadway, Granville, OH

Using a puppet, recite a favorite poem or an original, or come to listen and enjoy refreshments.   Puppets provided or bring your own.   Granville Center for the Arts […]

Central Ohio Branch: American Pen Women Free Event

Columbus Cultural Center 139 West Main Street, Columbus, OH, United States

The Central Ohio Branch of the National League of American Pen Women announces it will have a reception of professional women artists from several disciplines on April 28th, from 5 […]

Solving the Mystery of Crime-Fiction Writing with Thurber House

Tremont Road Library OH, United States

Mystery writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins will break down the ins and outs of mystery fiction. Andrew will discuss the multitude of genres—how is “cozy” different from “traditional”?—and along the way will […]

Author and Librarian Douglas Westerbeke

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

REGISTER89 Seats Remaining in conversation with BPL Director Ben Heckman Ohio Librarian Douglas Westerbeke’s A Short Walk Through A Wide World charts the incredible, adventurous life of one woman as she journeys the […]

WeREAD 2024: Book Discussion

Virtual

WeREAD 2024: Book Discussion (Online Meeting, 1 of 2) 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Online event Description Read the graphic novel New Kid by Jerry Craft, then dive into rich conversations about racial identity, […]

Creative Writing Workshop with Sara Abou Rashed – Sequence

Riffe Center 77 S. High Street, Columbus, Oh

Join Sara for an IN PERSON inspiring writing workshop, that explores the Riffe Gallery’s exhibition Sequence. Seats are limited -- groups can register for up to 5 tickets. Sara Abou […]

60 Songs That Explain the ’90s: Author Visit with Rob Harvilla

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

60 Songs That Explain the '90s: Author Visit with Rob Harvilla Thursday, May 2, 2024 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Westerville Public Library Uptown Meeting Rooms A and B (Combined) Description From […]

Ohio Writers’ Conference

OSU-Fawcett Center 2400 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH

Ohio Writers' Conference OWA will hold a writers conference on May 4, 2024, at the Fawcett Center at The Ohio State University. Presentations to include topics like using an AI […]

Storytime with Authors Carlotta Penn and Debbie Rigaud

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

Join us for a very special storytime with author Dr. Carlotta Penn and Debbie Rigaud in celebration of their lauded picture book, Step by Step!: How the Lincoln School Marchers Blazed […]

Free Comic Book Day

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

Infinite Machine Comics will be handing out free comic books while supplies last.

An Evening with Author Lindsay Bonilla

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

Join us in welcoming back author Lindsay Bonilla in celebration of her latest picture book, The Storyteller! Griffin’s grandmother spins the most marvelous stories, from breathtaking fairy tales to fascinating […]

Project Narrative presents Mari Hatavara

Virtual

On Tuesday, May 7th, Project Narrative will be hosting a hybrid event with Mari Hatavara! This event will take place at 2:30 PM (EST) in Denney Hall 311 and will also be accessible through Zoom (see information below). Applying Narrative […]

Gaynor Lecture featuring Rick Richman

JCC of Greater Columbus - Schottenstein Rooms 1125 College Avenue, Columbus, Oh

Join us for the Annual Gaynor Lecture program featuring Rick Richman who will be discussing his new book 'And None Shall Make Them Afraid: Eight Stories of the Modern State […]

Gaynor Lecture featuring Rick Richman

JCC of Greater Columbus - Schottenstein Rooms 1125 College Avenue, Columbus, Oh

Join us for the Annual Gaynor Lecture program featuring Rick Richman who will be discussing his new book 'And None Shall Make Them Afraid: Eight Stories of the Modern State […]

Women of Color Writing Circle

Zora's House 1311 Summit St., Columbus, OH

The Zora’s House Writing Circle is a monthly collective of women of color writers, each committed to a specific writing project or regular writing practice. Regardless of your genre or […]

Author Visit: Josh Fun

Columbus Metropolitan Library- New Albany 200 Market Street, New Albany, Oh

Join us for a storytime, discussion and Q&A with author Josh Funk New Albany branch Meeting room 1 https://www.joshfunkbooks.com/

Book Loft Presents Philip Eil

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

RSVP is appreciated but not required An obsessive true crime investigation of a bizarre and unlikely perpetrator, who's serving the opioid epidemic's longest term for illegal prescriptions -- four life […]

The Aldus Society: Sarah Neville

Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

Welcome to your Central Ohio connection for book lovers. The Aldus Society brings literary events and programming to book lovers and educational opportunities to members. Some of our members are […]

Talk on Book Cover Designer Margaret Armstrong by Madison Good

Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

Join us for a talk about the late 19th and early 20th-century book cover designer and illustrator, Margaret Armstrong, one of the most recognized and celebrated book artists of her […]

Cheyenne Van Langvelde Book Launch Event

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

Join us in celebrating the launch of local author Cheyenne Van Langevelde's latest novel Urram: Rekindled Hope. Urram is the second book in the Princess of the Highlands trilogy, a […]

Author Visit: Bobbi Maleszewski

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

We are so excited to be welcoming Bobbi Maleszewski back to Paragraphs Bookstore for an author event with her new title, Lucy Lou and Layla Too! Bobbi will be at Paragraphs Bookstore on Saturday, […]

Josh Funk at Cover to Cover

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

We are excited to welcome author Josh Funk in celebration of his lates picture book, Dear Unicorn! By day, Josh Funk writes C++, Java Code, and Python scripts as a […]

Meet The Author: E. R. Browning

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

Meet The Author: E. R. Browning Saturday, May 11, 2024 12:00 PM  2:00 PM Wheatberry Books (map) Stop by and meet author E.R. Browning who just released the second in her series […]

Wonders on the Web: Author Sarah Rose Discusses Spiders!

CML-Whetstone 3909 North High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

Hear author Sarah Rose (Princeton Field Guides: Spiders of North America) highlight interesting facts about spiders. Explore why we should love having spiders around. (Whetstone meeting room)

Plan your summer family fun with Author Matthew Caracciolo

Columbus Metropolitan Library - Dublin Branch 75 N. High St., Dublin, Ohio

Looking for adventures for your family this summer? Join the author of Moon Ohio: Getaway Ideas, Outdoor Adventure & Family Fun, Creative Cuisine & Culture as he shares ideas for travel […]

The Kahiki Scrapbook: Author David Meyers

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

The Kahiki Scrapbook: Author David Meyers Thursday, May 16, 2024 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Westerville Public Library Uptown Meeting Room A Description Meet local author David Meyers as he talks about The Kahiki […]

Book Loft presents Jeffrey D. Barbieri

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

RSVP is appreciated but not required Jeffrey is dedicated to Internet Security and is a Computer Forensic Examiner and is licensed as a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator who is Board […]

READING: Diego Gerard Morrison

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

Join us as we welcome Diego Gerard Morrison to the Unicorn Stage to read from their new Two Dollar Radio novel, Pages of Mourning. Pages of Mourning is a stunning achievement, […]

Newark Book Fest

Canal Market District 25 E Canal St, Newark, Oh

An active and busy festival created by Licking County Writes! Up-to-date information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/people/Newark-Book-Fest/100095226293603/ NEWARK BOOK FEST FREE ENTRY MAY 18, 2024 OPEN 10 AM-3PM *80+ LOCAL […]

The Long and Winding Phone

Columbus Metropolitan Library - Dublin Branch 75 N. High St., Dublin, Ohio

For years, journalist Helen Marketti has interviewed famous musicians and TV personalities. Join us as she shares her most memorable chats including those that inspired her book about The Beatles! […]

Lisa Scottoline: 2024 Carnegie Author Series

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

Lisa Scottoline | Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m The event is free, but registration is required. Seating begins at 1:30 p.m. Parking in Main Library’s attached garage will be free. CML’s […]

#1 NYT Bestselling Thriller Author Harlan Coben

OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY - MATESICH THEATRE IN ERSKINE HALL 1216 SUNBURY RD, Columbus, OH, United States

#1 New York Times Bestselling Thriller Author Harlan Coben TUESDAY, MAY 21ST AT 7:00 PM ET AT OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY’S MATESICH THEATRE (ERSKINE HALL) You will have the opportunity to […]

Rebecca F. Kuang: A Virtual Event

Virtual

We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, […]

Author Visit: Mark Sebastian Jordan

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

  When: Tue, May 21, 7pm – 8pm Where: Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County, 201 N Mulberry St, Mt Vernon, OH 43050, USA (map) Description: Join us […]

Book Loft presents Rebecca Thorne

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

RSVP is appreciated but not required An in-store event with cozy fantasy author, Rebecca Thorne ----------------------------------------------------------------- Rebecca Thorne is an author of all things fantasy, sci-fi, and romantic, such as […]

SUMMER FUN BOOK SWAP FOR KIDS

Beanbag Books 25 W Winter St, Delaware, OH, United States

This event includes picture books through Young Adult Novels. Arrive at 5:00pm to drop off your 5 "like new" books. The Beanbag Books team will sort them on tables by […]

Frederick Aldama at Cover to Cover

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

We are thrilled to welcome back author Frederick Luis Aldama in celebration of two new books, Through Fences and The Absolutely (Almost) True Adventures Of Max Rodriguez. Through Fences (ages […]

The Thurber Prize for American Humor Awards Show

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

Years of experience in one night of humor. Awarded annually, The Thurber Prize for American Humor is one of the highest recognitions of the art of humor writing in the United States. […]

Plain City Writing Group

Plain City Library

Join us for a discussion on how to write compelling characters. The Plain City Writing Group is a writing workshop for teen and adult writers of all experience levels and […]

Book Signins with Maggie Smith: First come, First Serve

Gramercy Books Bexley 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio

Book Signing with Maggie Smith to celebrate paperback release of You Could Make This Place Beautiful Book Signing with Maggie Smith Meet and chat with noted poet and essayist Maggie Smith for […]

Bexley Centennial Author Series

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

Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with two beloved and celebrated poets and authors, Hanif Abdurraqib and Franny Choi, as they discuss life, libraries, and what drives […]

Book Loft presents Thao Thai

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

RSVP APPRECIATED BUT NOT REQUIRED A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick "A riveting mother-daughter tale." — Elle "Radiant. … An intimate account of one family’s planting of roots in American soil […]

Thurber House presents Mo Rocca

Columbus College of Art and Design OH, United States

CBS Sunday Morning Correspondent, TV Host & NYT Bestselling Author Mo Rocca TUESDAY, JUNE 25 AT 7;00 PM ET AT THE COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN (CCAD) JOSEPH V. […]

Ohio Authors Book Fair

Destination Outlets 800 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, OH, United States

Join local authors at Destination Outlets and get your next best read! Children are welcome to participate in a scavenger hunt to earn treats! Questions can be emailed to news@writenowcolumbus.com.

Creative Writing for the Aspiring Worldbuilder

Marion Public Library 445 E Church St, Marion, Ohio

Creative Writing for the Aspiring Worldbuilder Saturday, June 1 & Saturday, June 15 from 10:30 - 11:30 am Program Room Are you a writer? Are you seeking new techniques and […]

Into the Springs Writers Workshop

Mills Park Hotel

Learn more about the Ohio Audiobook Narrators here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lGdSpxW92vpikZYHCz3p8u7tdXQ_iW9w/view?usp=sharing

Verified by MonsterInsights