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 […]

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. […]

Creating Graphic Novels – Adult Workshop

Pickerington Public Library 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, OH, United States

Dive into the creative and exciting world of graphic novels! In this workshop, you'll learn manga and traditional comic techniques, from basic character design and development to narrative tricks and […]

Creative Writing For the Aspiring Wordbuilder

Marion Public Library 445 E Church St, Marion, Ohio

Are you a writer? Are you seeking new techniques and an engaging, in-person conversation on improving your writing craft? Join Marion Public Library on Saturday, June 1, and Saturday, June […]

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 […]

Sorso Coffee at Comic Fest

Pickerington Public Library 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, OH, United States

Saturday June 1, from 11am - 2pm Save the date! Our Sorso mobile trailer will be onsite to caffeinate you at Comic Fest, hosted by the Pickerington Public Library! We […]

An Afternoon with Author Skye Quinlan

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

We are excited to welcome author Skye Quinlan on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. in celebration of their latest young adult (ages 14+) novel, Dont' Be a Drag. BONUS! Skye […]

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 […]

The Bookloft Presents: Justin Nobel and Carolyn Harding on Petroleum-238

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

An acclaimed science journalist's extraordinary seven-year investigation into how the U.S. oil and gas industry has avoided environmental regulations and created a dangerous and radioactive public health crisis. As Justin […]

Writing Workshop For Kids: Smanimals

Plain City Library

Learn how to create an animal of your own! Create your own new species of animal by combining two animals that already exist! Name it, draw it, create its habitat, […]

Quill and Ink Writers (outside)

Hanby Park 115 East Park Street, Westerville, Ohio

Ages 8 - 11 Love to create stories, poetry, or graphic novels? Always imagining up characters and epic tales? This is the group for you!  Bring your project with you […]

Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Award-Winning NYT Bestselling Author Wil Haygood

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

From the acclaimed award-winning author of The Butler and Showdown comes this unprecedented history of Black cinema. Colorization examines 100 years of Black movies—from Gone with the Wind to Blaxploitation films to Black Panther—using the struggles and triumphs of the artists, […]

Dissertation Writing Group

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

A writing and support group for interdisciplinary PhD students working on prospectus or dissertation drafts. Free to attend.

Firepit Writers Workshop

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

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 […]

Weaving The Dreams of Fantasy Writing with Thurber House

Upper Arlington - Tremont Road Branch 2800 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Together, you will explore the evolution of the fantasy genre and its many subgenres, delve into what makes fantasy writing unique, and discuss what quests in creativity & publishing might […]

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 […]

Village Poetry Open Mic Night

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

Village Poetry Open Mic is a free monthly open mic hosted at Two Dollar Radio HQ. We're here to celebrate and nurture Columbus' diverse and unmatched poetry scene. Hosted by Nathan […]

Teen Writers Workshop

London Library 20 East First Street, London, OH

Improve your writing skills with this writer's workshop!  The Thurber House brings a teen writer’s workshop to the library! Dive into creative writing with engaging prompts, insightful discussions, and valuable […]

The Mystery of Cacklewood Forest Presented by Roz Puppets

Granville Public Library 217 E Broadway, Granville, OH

An original tale about a little mouse who sets off on a grand adventure into a mysterious woodland realm that everyone seems to avoid. Presented by Roz Puppets. Ages: All […]

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 […]

A Massive Collection With Steve Sirk

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

Book discussion with author Steve Sirk Before Columbus hosts the 2024 MLS All-Star game, unofficial Columbus Crew historian Steve Sirk will share stories about the team and its fans from […]

Concentric Wordbuilding in Sci-Fi: Whos-In, Whos Out? with Thurber House

Upper Arlington - Tremont Road Branch 2800 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington, Ohio

In this workshop, we'll look at a few worlds of different “opacities” and consider the roles of rumor, ignorance, and propaganda in science fiction. As an author of speculative science […]

The Book Loft Presents: Carvell Wallace and Hanif Abdurraqib

German Village Society 588 S 3rd St, Columbus, Ohio

A transformative memoir that reimagines the conventions of love and posits a radical vision for healing. In Another Word for Love, Carvell Wallace excavates layers of his own history, situated […]

Creating Graphic Novels: Author Visit with Grace Ellis

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

Learn about creating graphic novels for kids and teens from bestselling author of the Lumberjanes series, Grace Ellis. Q&A and book signing to follow. Birdie Books will be selling Grace […]

Teen Writing Program

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

Calling all young writers, age 13-18! Join the Teen Writing Program at our Main Library in Mount Vernon for fun writing activities in poetry and prose on Wednesdays (June 12, […]

Quill And Ink Writers (outside)

Hanby Park 115 East Park Street, Westerville, Ohio

Love to create stories, poetry, or graphic novels? Always imagining up characters and epic tales? This is the group for you!  Bring your project with you to brainstorm ideas, meet […]

Grandview Heights Writers Group

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

Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 6 - 8pm Are you a pensive poet? A scribbling screenwriter? Or perhaps a wizardly wordsmith, noirish novelist, or ecstatic essayist? Whatever your format, bring it […]

Shut Up And Write! Workshop

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

Join us for an hour of writing, hosted by our friend Alex Lewis. We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you […]

Children’s Author Visit With Alisha Gabriel

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

Book Signing We are thrilled to welcome Alisha Gabriel, award-winning author of the book Funky Fungi: 30 Activities for Exploring Molds, Mushrooms, Lichens, and More.

Dissertation Writing Group

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

A writing and support group for interdisciplinary PhD students working on prospectus or dissertation drafts. Free to attend.

Creative Writing for the Aspiring Wordbuilder

Marion Public Library 445 E Church St, Marion, Ohio

Are you a writer? Are you seeking new techniques and an engaging, in-person conversation on improving your writing craft? Join Marion Public Library on Saturday, June 1, and Saturday, June […]

Writing Workshop For Kids: Candy Creation

Plain City Library

Create a candy factory of your very own! Join Willy Wonka on a tour through his candy factory then create your own factory and totally unique candy! Participants will write […]

Write-On Creative Writing Workshop with Mimi Chenfeld

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

Looking for some inspiration to pick up the pen? Join us for a day of writing led by the beloved literary and all-around creative artist, Mimi Chenfeld. Space is limited […]

Instagram Business Account Basics with Marisa Dillon

Zoom OH, United States

If you are not a COFW member and wish to attend this presentation via Zoom, email cofwpresident@gmail.com. Please note, the link spans from the moment we open the room to the […]

Creative Pens Writing Group

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

Share your writing and receive feedback on your latest work with fellow writers. Listen to others' stories stories and find inspiration and confidence in your writing. Led by library staff […]

Poetry Discussion and Open Mic

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

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 your own […]

Quill and Ink Writers (outside)

Hanby Park 115 East Park Street, Westerville, Ohio

Love to create stories, poetry, or graphic novels? Always imagining up characters and epic tales? This is the group for you!  Bring your project with you to brainstorm ideas, meet […]

Ohio Author Soiree: Underdogs

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

Local authors talk about their books and the outsiders that inhabit them! Mystery author Andrew Welsh-Huggins and historical fiction author Linda Kass kick off our Summer Reading Club with short […]

Dissertation Writing Group

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

A writing and support group for interdisciplinary PhD students working on prospectus or dissertation drafts. Free to attend.

“This Is Gonna Hurt” with Brandon Weis

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

Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 1pm-3pm, located in the Multipurpose Room. Brandon Weis shares his Calendar Year Triple Crown hiking adventures across America. Free and open to the public. Sponsored […]

An Evening With Teen Author Fenley Scurlock

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

We are excited to welcome teen entrepreneur and author Fenley Scurlock in celebration of his new book, Down to Business. Along with co-author Jason Liaw, they interviewed 51 industry leaders, including […]

Village Poetry Workshop

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

The Village Poetry Workshop is a monthly meetup of poets looking to share their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers. The Village Poetry Workshop is run by HQ's […]

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. […]

Historical, Romance and Suspense Novelist Patti Flinn

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

The Devil’s Berries is book two of The Last Favorite's Page trilogy, inspired by the true life of Louis-Benoit Zamor. His mother told him he was God’s greatest thing. Then he was stolen, […]

Grandview Heights Writers Group

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

Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 6 - 8pm Are you a pensive poet? A scribbling screenwriter? Or perhaps a wizardly wordsmith, noirish novelist, or ecstatic essayist? Whatever your format, bring it […]

Quill and Ink Writers (outside)

Hanby Park 115 East Park Street, Westerville, Ohio

Love to create stories, poetry, or graphic novels? Always imagining up characters and epic tales? This is the group for you!  Bring your project with you to brainstorm ideas, meet […]

Teen Writing Program

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

Calling all young writers, age 13-18! Join the Teen Writing Program at our Main Library in Mount Vernon for fun writing activities in poetry and prose on Wednesdays (June 12, […]

Shut Up And Write! Workshop

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

Join us for an hour of writing, hosted by our friend Alex Lewis. We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you […]

Dissertation Writing Group

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

A writing and support group for interdisciplinary PhD students working on prospectus or dissertation drafts. Free to attend.

Forage-A-Zine

Upper Arlington - Tremont Road Branch 2800 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Ever wanted to self-publish? Ever wanted to create your own magazine? Then ZINE creation may be for you! Zines are self-published, DIY, small-run, publications about any weird, niche subject you […]

The Bookloft Presents: Dr. Neal Barnard

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

An in-store signing with Dr. Neal Barnard ------------------------------------------------------ Neal Barnard, M.D. is a physician, clinical researcher, author, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and an adjunct associate professor […]

Bookloft Rom-Con ’24: Roses Are Read

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

FOR THE FRIST TIME EVER!  The Book Loft of German Village will be hosting its first ever romance book festival!  With a roster of premiere authors of the genre, ROSES ARE […]

Comics Creation Workshop

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

Learn to use pictures to tell stories with Victor Dandridge from U Cre-8 Comics. Learn the mechanics of visual storytelling for comics and craft an engaging story.

Young Adult Author Visit With Skye Quinlan

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

Book Signing Young Adult Author, Skye Quinlan (they/them) will be at our shop to discuss their newest y/a novel, "Don't Be a Drag".   Skye will do a brief reading […]

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 […]

So You Want to Write a Novel with Linda Castillo

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

Has the writing bug bitten you? Are you thinking about your story and characters instead of the bazillion things on your to-do list? Do your best ideas come to you when you’re […]

When I See Me BIPOC Children’s Book Fair

West Branch Library 300 Abbey Avenue, Dayton, Oh

This book fair is free and open to the public to attend. You will be able to meet 16 authors! Author signings, sessions for aspiring children's book authors, and engaging […]

Into the Springs Writers Workshop

Mills Park Hotel

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