It’s time to get festive about books. The Ohioana Book Festival is tomorrow, at the beautiful and historic Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus.
It’s supposed to be a lovely day, weather-wise, with temperatures in the 70s — perfect conditions for walking the Fort Hayes campus as you go from program to program. You might want to start, say, with a morning program about fiction by women or juvenile literature, then dip your toe into the mystery writing area. Over the lunch hour you can visit one of the great food trucks and food carts that will be there — Ajumama? Green Meanie? Jeni’s Ice Creams? Sweet! — and then listen to music in the courtyard. In the afternoon, aspiring writers can hear from experienced pros about how to get published. And throughout the day you can visit the central areas where authors are giving readings, where books are sold, and where writers will gladly talk to you about their works.
The doors open at 10 a.m., and I’ll be there, holding down the Ohioana welcome table. Stop by and say hello!