Read Write Local

READ WRITE LOCAL

NOVEMBER 9, 10AM-4PM

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.

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FEATURING AUTHORS

Andi C. Kryszak

Andi C. Kryszak

Author of My Name is Curly

Ava Reiss

Ava Reiss

Author of Fall of Ima

Chris Laforet

Chris Laforet

Author of BEING BREE 

Christopher Johnston

Christopher Johnston

Author of Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice

Cliff Protzman

Cliff Protzman

Author of Dead Air, A Glenn Beckert Mystery

Deborah Gilder book

Deborah Gilder

Author of Unexpected Grace, A Journey of Love, Loss, and Peace

Eric Defibaugh

Eric Defibaugh

Author of Haunted Lorain County

Eva Starr

Eva Starr

Author Of Quit 'Should-ing' on Yourself

Dr. Hilaire Tavenner

Dr. Hilaire Tavenner

Author of My Friendship with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Holly Maholm

Holly Maholm

Author of What Would a Unicorn Do?

Ian Lewis

Ian Lewis

Author of From Legend

Jack Beltane

Jack Beltane

Author of Penny Harper

Jason Lloyd

Jason Lloyd

Author of The Blueprint

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John C. Bruening

Author Of THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: ANNIHILATION MACHINE

John Burroughs

John Burroughs

Author of Rattle and Numb: Selected Poems

Kelly Boyer Sagert

Kelly Boyer Sagert

Author of Hidden History of Lorain County

L. A. Henno

L. A. Henno

Author of Meeting of Great Minds

Lara Lillibridge

Lara Lillibridge

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)

Lisa Kahl

Lisa Kahl

Author Of Roots and Wings, A Collection of Poems Inspired by the Truth in the Trees

Mary Campisi

Mary Campisi

Author of A Family Affair

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M.B.Wood

Author of Superheat

Michael Ferrari

Michael Ferrari

Author Of Malcolm Devlin and the Shadow of a Hero

Monica Weber Babcock

Monica Weber Babcock

Author of Burden of Remembrance

m.t bass

M.T. Bass

Author of Article 15