2011 Schedule

Saturday May 7th

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. OHIOANA BOOK FESTIVAL at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
Doors open to public at 9:45 a.m.

Click here to see the 2011 Fair Author Reading Schedule.

Program Schedule
Subject to Change

9:45AM – Doors Open to the public

10:00AM – 10:20AM

Opening Ceremony

Presentation and Recognition of the Ohioana Robert Fox Awards for Young Writers and Poetry Out Loud Competition.
AIMS Theater

10:45AM – 11:30AM

Panels
Honoring Young Talent: Award Winners
Readings by winners of the Robert Fox Awards and recitation by the Ohio Poetry Out Loud champion
Building 63 Room 205

Mentors & Muses: Literary Influences
Every writer is first a reader; authors share the special books and writers who inspired them.
Panelists: J. Patrick Lewis, Lisa Black
Building 63 Room 201

The Story Behind the Story
Authors reveal what goes into the making of a novel.
Panelists: Paul Bauer, Susan Streeter Carpenter, Mark Dawidziak, Frank Dobson, Katrina Kittle
Building 64 Third Floor

Readings and Conversations
Ted Gup
Maggie Smith
Building 110 Rooms to be determined

11:45AM – 12:30PM

Panels
Writing for the Younger Audience:A Choose to Read Ohio Presentation
The special world of writing and illustrating books for children.
Panelists: Andrea Cheng, Will Hillenbrand, J. Patrick Lewis
Moderator: Janet Ingraham Dwyer
Building 63 Room 205

The Power of Words
Authors discuss how they use words as tools to inspire, teach, incite and entertain in their work.
Panelists: Carrie Bebris, Bev Shaffer
Building 63 Room 201

Thrillers, Murders, Mystery, and Suspense
True confessions about these perennially popular genres from the authors who write in them.
Panelists: Chris Berhalter, Don Bruns, Amanda Flower, Barbara Levinson, Noam Sphancer
Building 64 Third Floor

Readings and Conversations
Robert Greer
Sandy Plunkett
Building 110 Rooms to be determined

11:30AM – 2:30PM

Book Appraisal Clinic
Presented by The Aldus Society
Building 110

12:30PM – 1:15PM

Writers Group Forum
An introduction to some of Ohio’s great groups that promote and encourage writers, and what they can do for both writers and readers.
Building 63 Room 205

1:15PM – 2:00PM

Panels
Publishing: The Future of the Book
A lively discussion of the impact technology has had on the world of books and what it means for authors, publishers, libraries, and readers.
Panelists: Beverly Cain, Stephen Markley, Will Underwood
Moderator: Linda Feagler
Building 63 Room 205

Real People, Real Stories
Authors share their experiences dealing with the unique challenges presented by writing about real people and their stories.
Panelists: Andrea Cheng, Ted Gup
Building 63 Room 201

From Another Realm
An earthbound look at the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
Panelists: Casey Daniels, Linda Robertson, Denise Verrico, Tim Waggoner
Building 64 Third Floor

Readings and Conversations
Tim Bowers
Lisa Black
Building 110 Rooms to be determined

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Panels
For Young Adults: Writing for Teens and Tweens
Writing for the special audience that exists between grade school and college.
Panelists: Arnold Adoff, Dee Garretson, Kristina McBride, Erin McCahan, Tricia Springstubb
Moderator: Linda Gerber
Building 63 Room 205

The Creative Life
A poet and cartoonist share the rewards and challenges of their chosen professions.
Panelists: Sandy Plunkett, Maggie Smith
Building 63 Room 201

Out of the Past: Historical FictionA Choose to Read Ohio Presentation
Authors discuss creating stories that use real people and real incidents from history.
Panelists: Karen Harper, Lisa Klein
Moderator: Janet Ingraham Dwyer
Building 64 Third Floor

Readings and Conversations
J. Patrick Lewis
Carrie Bebris
Building 110 Rooms to be determined

3:15PM – 4:00PM

Panels
The Poet’s Corner
Four poets discuss the special craft of writing verse.
Panelists: Alvin Greenberg, Julie Moore, Doug Ramspeck, Myrna Stone
Building 63 Room 205

How We Write, What We Write
A novelist and an illustrator take you for a behind the scenes look at the creative process in their literary genres.
Panelists: Tim Bowers, Robert Greer
Building 63 Room 201

Book Collecting
Everything you wanted to know about building your own collection.
Presented by The Aldus Society
Building 64 Third Floor

Readings and Conversations
Andrea Cheng
Bev Shaffer
Building 110 Rooms to be determined

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Final Book Signings
Building 110

4:30PM

Event ends

*Please note that panel topics are subject to change*

Throughout the Day
• Book Fair and Readings with 100+ Ohio Authors
• Children’s Activities Building 63 Room 209
• Barnes & Noble Book Store and Starbucks Café
• Food