The planning for the 2010 Ohioana Book Festival is well underway. The Festival will be held on Saturday, May 8 at the Ohioana and State Library Building at 274 East First Avenue, just north of downtown Columbus.
Ohioana recently confirmed 10 featured authors for the Festival, and it is a pretty cool and diverse group. The ten are, in alphabetical order, David Catrow, Dan Chaon, Jennifer Chiaverini, Lori Foster, Nikki Giovanni, Andrew Hudgins, Angela Johnson, Lisa Klein, David Lee Morgan, Jr., and Ted Rall. So, you have a great mix of poets, novelist, political cartoonists, illustrators, a children’s author, and a sportswriter, all of whom have strong Ohio connections.
The Festival is an excellent opportunity to listen to people who care about writing and books, to browse the works of Ohio writers and poets, and to listen to presentations by individual authors and artists as well as panel discussions on a wide range of topics. Last year’s Festival was a great success, and this year’s Festival promises to be even better.