It’s a festival! Meet local and regional authors, hear them discuss their craft with each other, and buy their books. For aspiring writers and voracious regional readers.
Read Write Local Schedule
Show Opening 10am
Meet 24 local authors one-on-one, ask them anything -- buy their books and support their work! At our information desk - not only can you ask us anything, especially about writing and publishing. Did you know you can publish your writing with Pressbooks at no cost? And read the works of local authors and research local history with Biblioboard?
On Reading and Writing Young 11am
Andi C. Kryszak, Ava Reiss, Chris Laforet, and Michael Ferrari read from their books, talk about how they do it, and answer questions from all ages! Children’s Storytime Room.
Poetic Champions Compose 12pm
Reading and writings from poets Monica Babcock, John Burroughs, and Lisa Kahl. Writing, publishing, and performing poetry all have challenges. Fireplace Area.
Your Story Could Be a Book 1pm
Lara Lillibridge, Deborah Gilder, Holly Maholm, and Eva Starr draw on life happenings to bring both “how-to” advice and lessons from experience to their work. Fireplace Area.
Getting it Right: Writing and Research for Non-fiction 2pm
Getting to the truth and separating it from myth is a big job for any author. Jason Lloyd, Christopher Johnston, and Kelly Boyer Sagert write about what they know, but do their homework. Fireplace Area.
Stories for Everyone: Fitting Genres, Defying Expectations? 3pm
Are you writing for a known audience, or do you hope one is out there? Fiction writers like Mary Campisi, Ian Lewis, Jack Beltane, and L.A. Henno have very different audiences. Fireplace Area.
Andi C. Kryszak
Author of My Name is Curly
Author of Fall of Ima
Author of BEING BREE
Author of Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice
Author of Dead Air, A Glenn Beckert Mystery
Author of Unexpected Grace, A Journey of Love, Loss, and Peace
Author of Haunted Lorain County
Author Of Quit 'Should-ing' on Yourself
Dr. Hilaire Tavenner
Author of My Friendship with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Author of What Would a Unicorn Do?
Author of From Legend
Author of Penny Harper
Author of The Blueprint
John C. Bruening
Author Of THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: ANNIHILATION MACHINE
Author of Rattle and Numb: Selected Poems
Kelly Boyer Sagert
Author of Hidden History of Lorain County
L. A. Henno
Author of Meeting of Great Minds
Author of Mama, Mama, Only Mama: An Irreverent Guide for the Newly Single Parent—from Divorce and Dating to Cooking and Crafting, All While Raising the Kids and Maintaining Your Own Sanity (Sort Of)
Author Of Roots and Wings, A Collection of Poems Inspired by the Truth in the Trees
Author of A Family Affair
Author of Superheat
Author Of Malcolm Devlin and the Shadow of a Hero
Monica Weber Babcock
Author of Burden of Remembrance
Author of Article 15