Meet the Authors

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.

POSTPONED - David Baldacci

Note: Due to Coronavirus prevention, the David Baldacci presentation & reception have been postponed. The library is currently working with the author to finalize a date for 2021. Once confirmed, we will announce details. Subscribe to email alerts.

Presentation

Date: May 13, 2020 at 7pm
Description: Presentation, audience Q&A, book signing, book sale
Location: Westerville Central High School
Address: 7118 Mount Royal Ave, Westerville, OH 43081
Cost: $20/person

Private Reception

Date: May 13, 2020 at 5pm
Description: Mix & mingle with the author. Includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, plus admission & priority seating to presentation.
Location: Giammarco's Italian Restaurant
Address: 6030 Chandler Ct, Westerville, OH 43081
Cost: $75/person

Margaret Atwood

Date & Time: September 13, 2020 at 2pm
Description: Conversation with Margaret Atwood led by WOSU Public Media's Ann Fisher, audience Q&A, book signing & book sale
Location: Palace Theatre
Address: 34 W. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Tickets: Starting at $25/person* 

*This event is being held in partnership with 8 other Central Ohio libraries. Tickets will go on sale via CAPA on Monday, June 15 at 10am. 

Current & Past Authors

Kwame Alexander, December 2020

Margaret Atwood, September 2020

David Baldacci, May 2020

Cathy Studer, April 2020

E. Knight, March 2020

Jodi Picoult, March 2020

Amanda Flower, February 2020

Colleen Oakley, January 2020

Rick Steves, December 2019

Jeff Shaara, October 2019

Zadie Smith, September 2019

V.E. Schwab, March 2019

Jason Reynolds, February 2019

Kristina McMorris, November 2018

Alexander McCall Smith, November 2018

Ketch Secor, October 2018

Angie Thomas, September 2018

Linwood Barclay, July 2018

Hillary Jordan, May 2018

Kristy Woodson Harvey, April 2018

Karen White, April 2018

Ernest Cline, March 2018

A. J. Tata, January 2018

Jeannette Walls, November 2017

Erik Larson, October 2017

Jay Asher, September 2017

Mary Alice Monroe, July 2017

Emily Giffin, April 2017

Chris Bohjalian, January 2017

Matt de la Pena, November 2016

Karin Slaughter, September 2016

Debbie Macomber, August 2016

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, June 2016

Anthony Doerr, May 2016

Eric Litwin, April 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, March 2016

Mitch Albom, December 2015

Gillian Flynn, November 2015

Daniel Silva, July 2015

Piper Kerman, June 2015

Jacqueline Woodson, April 2015

Susanna Kearsley, April 2015

Daniel Handler, February 2015

Diana Gabaldon, November 2014

Jeni Britton Bauer, September 2014

Lee Child, February 2014

Annie Barrows, October 2013

Rick Steves, March 2013

Geraldine Brooks, November 2012

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Events & Classes (Authors & Writing)

April 16

6:30pm - 8pm
CANCELLED - Surviving Sexual Abuse: Author Cathy Studer

CANCELLED - Surviving Sexual Abuse: Author Cathy Studer

18 + up

April 20

1:30pm - 3pm
CANCELLED - Creative Writing for Seniors

CANCELLED - Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

April 21

7pm - 9pm
CANCELLED - Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

CANCELLED - Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

April 22

7pm - 8pm
CANCELLED - Writing a Series

CANCELLED - Writing a Series

General Audience

April 26

CANCELLED - Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Awards Reception

CANCELLED - Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest: Awards Reception

General Audience

April 27

4:15pm - 5:15pm
CANCELLED - Write It: Tween Fiction Writing Workshop

CANCELLED - Write It: Tween Fiction Writing Workshop

8-11 years

April 28

4:15pm - 5:15pm
CANCELLED - Write It: Tween Fiction Writing Workshop

CANCELLED - Write It: Tween Fiction Writing Workshop

8-11 years

April 29

4:15pm - 5:15pm
CANCELLED - Write It: Tween Fiction Writing Workshop

CANCELLED - Write It: Tween Fiction Writing Workshop

8-11 years

April 29

6:30pm - 8pm
CANCELLED - History of World War II in Cartoons

CANCELLED - History of World War II in Cartoons

General Audience

April 30

7pm - 8:30pm
CANCELLED - Meet the Author: Paul Gaus

CANCELLED - Meet the Author: Paul Gaus

18 + up

May 13

POSTPONED - Meet the Author: David Baldacci

POSTPONED - Meet the Author: David Baldacci

General Audience

May 18

1:30pm - 3pm
Creative Writing for Seniors

Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

May 19

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

June 8

7pm - 8:30pm
Karen Meyer: Historical Fiction Set in Westerville, Ohio

Karen Meyer: Historical Fiction Set in Westerville, Ohio

General Audience

June 15

1:30pm - 3pm
Creative Writing for Seniors

Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

June 16

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

July 20

1:30pm - 3pm
Creative Writing for Seniors

Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

July 21

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + up

August 17

1:30pm - 3pm
Creative Writing for Seniors

Creative Writing for Seniors

55 + up

August 18

7pm - 9pm
Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

General Audience, 18 + 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.