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Bring books to life as your favorite authors step out of the page and onto the stage. Expand your understanding, harness the power of stories and continue the conversations that books inspire with thought-provoking presentations, author Q&As and book signings in Westerville and Central Ohio.

Throughout the year, authors of varying backgrounds and genres are invited by the library to inspire a love of reading, feature voices that energize community conversations and support the arts while providing an enjoyable literary experience.

Alexander McCall Smith

Reception

Date: November 10, 2018 at 11:30am
Description: High tea with the author, hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation
Location: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
Address: 6740 Worthington Rd, Westerville, OH 43082
Tickets: $75 per person

Presentation

Date: November 10, 2018 at 2pm
Description: Presentation, audience Q&A, book signing and book sale
Location: Westerville Central High School
Address: 7118 Mount Royal Ave, Westerville, OH 43082
Tickets: $10-20 per person

 

Current & Past Authors

Geraldine Brooks, November 2012

Rick Steves, March 2013

Annie Barrows, October 2013

Lee Child, February 2014

Jeni Britton Bauer, September 2014

Diana Gabaldon, November 2014

Daniel Handler, February 2015

Susanna Kearsley, April 2015

Jacqueline Woodson, April 2015

Piper Kerman, June 2015

Daniel Silva, July 2015

Gillian Flynn, November 2015

Mitch Albom, December 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, March 2016

Eric Litwin, April 2016

Anthony Doerr, May 2016

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, June 2016

Debbie Macomber, August 2016

Karin Slaughter, September 2016

Matt de la Pena, November 2016

Chris Bohjalian, January 2017

Emily Giffin, April 2017

Mary Alice Monroe, July 2017

Jay Asher, September 2017

Erik Larson, October 2017

Jeannette Walls, November 2017

A. J. Tata, January 2018

Ernest Cline, March 2018

Karen White, April 2018

Kristy Woodson Harvey, April 2018

Hillary Jordan, May 2018

Linwood Barclay, July 2018

Angie Thomas, September 2018

Ketch Secor, October 2018

Alexander McCall Smith, November 2018

Kristina McMorris, November 2018

Jason Reynolds, February 2019

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Events & Classes (Authors)

November 3

10am - 4pm
From Concept to Script: Turn Your Idea into a Graphic Novel

From Concept to Script: Turn Your Idea into a Graphic Novel

General Audience

November 10

Meet the Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Meet the Author: Alexander McCall Smith

General Audience

November 15

7pm - 8pm
Writing Warfare in Fiction: From Sword Fights to Space Fleet Combat

Writing Warfare in Fiction: From Sword Fights to Space Fleet Combat

General Audience

November 19

7pm - 8:30pm
Essay Writing Workshop

Essay Writing Workshop

18 + up

November 20

7pm - 8pm
Meet the Author: Kristina McMorris

Meet the Author: Kristina McMorris

General Audience

November 20

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

December 18

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

January 2

Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Accepting Submissions

Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Accepting Submissions

General Audience

January 5

2pm - 4pm
Writing & Appreciating Short Stories

Writing & Appreciating Short Stories

General Audience, 16 + up

January 15

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

January 19

2pm - 4pm
Writing & Appreciating Short Stories

Writing & Appreciating Short Stories

General Audience, 16 + up

January 21

1:30pm - 3pm
Creative Writing for Seniors

Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

January 26

2pm - 4pm
Writing & Appreciating Short Stories

Writing & Appreciating Short Stories

General Audience, 16 + up

February 9

2pm - 4pm
Writing & Appreciating Short Stories

Writing & Appreciating Short Stories

General Audience, 16 + up

February 18

1:30pm - 3pm
Creative Writing for Seniors

Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

February 19

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

March 1

Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Deadline Today

Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Deadline Today

General Audience

March 18

1:30pm - 3pm
Creative Writing for Seniors

Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

March 19

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

April 15

1:30pm - 3pm
Creative Writing for Seniors

Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

Hours
Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Fri

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.