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Ohioana Book Festival
    Sep. 14, 2018

    Fall Into Literature

    Although autumn doesn’t officially start until September 22nd, it certainly already feels as if the seasons have changed. The chilly, rainy weather of this past week might bring to mind thoughts of changing leaves, pumpkin pie and shorter days. Here at Ohioana, it also reminds us of the myriad of literary events that happen around the state during the autumn. ... Read More
    Apr. 09, 2018

    “On the road again …”

      Yes, just like Nelson in his famous song, Ohioana is on the road again! To be exact, a number of Ohioana Book Festival authors are on the road! Our round of outreach appearances with festival authors kicked off April 4 at Upper Arlington Public Library with Hanif Abdurraqib, Ruth Award, and Kristen Lepionka in a lively “New Voices: Ask ... Read More
    Mar. 14, 2018

    The Big Reveal ….

    Welcome to the official poster of the 2018 Ohioana Book Festival! This wonderful and whimsical depiction of book-loving animals in a spring-green landscape is the work of artist Christina Wald. You can also find Christina on Twitter at @yellokat_cwald. Christina very graciously accepted the challenge of creating a festival poster that that would both inspire and delight. And so she ... Read More
    Feb. 02, 2018

    Anticipation!

      Ohioana is proud and excited to announce the author list for our 12th annual Ohioana Book Festival!   You can read all about it in Ohioana’s latest newsletter. This year’s event will return to the Sheraton Columbus Capital Square on April 14. It’s an all-day extravaganza that features panel discussions, activities for kids, and books for sale. It’s also ... Read More
    Sep. 15, 2017

    Ten years ago

    It’s a day of nostalgia for us at Ohioana because ten years ago today, September 15, 2007, the very first Ohioana Book Festival was presented, “A ‘Good Roots’ Celebration,” based on the book edited by Lisa A. Watts and published by Ohio University Press & Swallow Press. Ten contributors to the book, including Lisa, came to Columbus for that inaugural ... Read More
    Jul. 23, 2017

    Book Festival 2018

    Even though 2018 seems like it’s far into the future, it’s practically tomorrow when it comes to the Ohioana Book Festival. Yes, we have begun planning for our 2018 event and we are once again reaching out to qualifying authors. The festival will be held on Saturday April 14, 2018, and we’re returning to the Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square. The ... Read More
    Apr. 14, 2017

    One for the record books!

    The 11th annual Ohioana Book Festival is now part of history! From the people eagerly waiting to get in before the doors opened, the large and enthusiastic crowds at many panel discussions, the huge number of kids and teens in their special spaces, the lines of people waiting to check out at The Book Loft, and the fact that our two ... Read More
    Apr. 06, 2017

    Ohioana Book Festival

    It’s here! Hope you have time on Saturday to join us for the Ohioana Book Festival! It’s free! This is the 11th one, and we’re just as thrilled and psyched for this event as we were for the first one in 2007! (Isn’t the poster fantastic? It’s the creation of Lindsay Ward. She’s going to be at the festival too!) ... Read More
    Mar. 23, 2017

    Happy Spring!

    It’s here! Spring is here! On Monday, did you run outside and beat on the ground with a stick to tell the earth to wake up? And some daffodils were blooming on Monday. Did you pick one and eat it? No? *Whew!* Good move! They’re not edible! Although someone at Ohioana did indeed eat one and nothing bad happened. It was planted on top of ... Read More
    Feb. 22, 2017

    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

    People all over central Ohio are crossing the days off on their calendars and getting their wish list together. But it’s not the first month of winter and the days are getting longer, not shorter. So what are we talking about? It’s spring in Columbus and that means the Ohioana Book Festival is fast approaching! If you haven’t yet jotted down ... Read More