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2023 Ohioana Book Festival

April 22, 2023 @ 10:30 am 5:00 pm

Yes, the Ohioana Book Festival will once again be LIVE and IN PERSON this April . . . and you’re invited!

Join us as we present our 17th annual celebration of Ohio books and authors at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library on Saturday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

It will be a fun-filled day with panel discussions, conversations, readings, and activities, plus an on-site book fair with The Book Loft of German Village where you can shop for books by your favorite festival authors and get them signed!

In addition to the main event, we’ll be presenting a number of outreach programs with community partners from all around Ohio. As we like to say, there’s something for every reader of every age at the Ohioana Book Festival!

Our thanks to Will Hillenbrand for creating this year’s festival poster, with its delightful “Buckeye Readers.” Will is just one of the more than 120 Ohio authors and illustrators who will be featured at this year’s event – see the complete list below.*

In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding more festival news and information on our website, blog, newsletter, and social media—be sure to check them often!

Mark your calendars now for April 22. We’ll see you at the festival!

Sponsored by Ohio Humanities.

Check out the updated authors’ lists!

FICTION: Karina Bartow, Tom Batiuk, Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar, Terreece M. Clarke, Abby Collette, Karin Cecile Davidson, Jen Devon, Srirupa Dhar, Meredith Doench, Alex Erickson, Erin Flanagan, Patti Flinn, Amanda Flower, Eileen Curley Hammond, Anastasia Hastings (aka Kylie Logan/Casey Daniels), Nancy Herriman, Leanna Renee Hieber, Kip Knott, Jen Knox, Kathryn Long, Olivia Matthews, Josef Matulich, Jess Montgomery, Kerry Rea, Emilia Rosa, Jerry Roth, E.F. Schraeder, Lucy A. Snyder, Jessica Strawser, Don Tassone, Judith Turner-Yamamoto, Marie Vibbert, Wendy Vogel, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, and Ticana Zhu

NONFICTION: Brian Alexander, Matthew Caracciolo, Richard F. Celeste, Renee Casteel Cook, Shane W. Croston, Mark Dawidziak, Guy Denny, Joyce Dyer, Jessica Fries-Gaither, Chelsea Gottfried & Jim McCormac, John J. Grabowski, Larisa Harper, Edward P. Horvath, Teshauna L. Isaac, Judy Orr James, Robert Kroeger, John W. Kropf, Deseree Liddell & Mary Louise Ruehr, Jacqueline Lipton, David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker, Bayyinah Monk-Nduaka, Brian Michael Murphy, Brad Ricca, Steven Rosen, Kathy Schulz, Jillian Scudder, Prince Shakur, Ric S. Sheffield, Nita Sweeney, Samantha Tucker & Amy Spears, and Jane Ann Turzillo

POETRY: Mark M. Dean, Darren C. Demaree, Kathy Fagan, Adam J. Gellings, Kari Gunter-Seymour, Manuel Iris, Megan Neville, Emily Patterson, Elana Pitts, Bonnie Proudfoot, Annette Dauphin Simon, and Felicia Zamora

MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG ADULT: Breshea Anglen, Kristy Boyce, Gary Buettner, Cinda Williams Chima, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Jason R. Lady, Terri Libenson, Mindy McGinnis, Jeff Miller, Wes Molebash, Stacy Nockowitz, Bryan Prosek, Mar Romasco-Moore, Jennifer Ann Shore, Erik Jon Slangerup, Tricia Springstubb, Frances Smith Strickland, Sara Bennett Wealer, Brieanna Wilkoff, and Misty Wilson & David Wilson

JUVENILE: Frederick Luis Aldama, Lisa J. Amstutz, Lindsay Bonilla, Tim Bowers, Erin Alon Brain, Marcy Campbell, Mary Kay Carson, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Jean Colebank, Keila V. Dawson, Jeffrey Ebbeler, Kathy S. Elasky, Jacob Grant, S.R.D. Harris, Will Hillenbrand, Kate Hoefler, Florenza Lee, Margeaux Lucas, Allison Marks & Wayne Marks, Katie Mazeika, Dia Mixon, Samuel Narh & Freda Narh, Merrill Rainey, Blythe Russo, Jennifer Sommer, Carmella Van Vleet & Chiquita Mullins-Lee, Andrea Wang, and Julie Whitney

*Author lineup may change without notice.

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Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library

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Columbus, Ohio 43215 United States
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