The Festival runs from 10 to 4:30 at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in downtown Columbus. There will be interesting panel discussions, presentations by authors, and a day-long book fair and book sales. A PDF of the program for the Festival is here.
The awesome collection of food trucks strongly suggests a rhythm and roundelay to the day. Grab a bagel, catch a panel discussion provocatively entitled Crime, True Crime, and the Unexplained, browse for books. Savor some Korean chow, talk to some authors, check out a panel discussion on eating out in Cleveland. And speaking of eating . . . Repeat, and repeat. There are great choices on both the panel discussion and food truck fronts.
I’ll be there when the Festival doors open, volunteering for the Ohioana Library Association. Stop by and say hello!
If you live in Columbus, you’ve undoubtedly heard someone rave about Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams — or, even better, you’ve experienced them yourself. If you don’t live in Columbus, you really need to stop by just to try some of Jeni’s stunningly good ice cream.
What’s summer without a little ice cream? If the ice cream is something fabulous like Jeni’s salty caramel, made at home, so much the better. Jeni Britton Bauer alone is a good reason to stop by the Ohioana Book Festival this coming Saturday.