Saturday, May 11th, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. OHIOANA BOOK FESTIVAL at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center

Doors Open to the Public 9:45AM

Can’t wait for the Festival? Click here to see where some authors will be participating in outreach programs before May 11th.

10:15AM – 11:00AM

• The Writing Life
Panelists: Emilie Richards, Sharon Short – Room 106
Moderator: Michael Saxon

Jazz, Rock, and Hard Rock
Panelists: Arnett Howard, James Loeffler, David Meyers, Thomas Scott McKenzie, Joe Oestreich – Room 108
Moderator: Linda Feagler

Crime, True Crime, and the Unexplained
Panelists: Bill Osinski, James Renner, Robert Sberna – Room 110
Moderator: Robin Yocum

The Poets’ Corner I
Panelists: Stephen Haven, Karen Kotrba, Jerry Roscoe, Sarah M. Wells – Room 112
Moderator: Pat Shannon

In Words and Pictures:  Storytelling for Young Readers: A Choose to Read Ohio Presentation
Panelists: Daniel Kirk, Tim Bowers, Lynda Durrant, Tricia Springstubb – Room 124
Moderator: Janet Ingraham Dwyer

Mystery, Thrills, and Suspense I
Panelists: Raul Ramos y Sanchez, Eliot Parker, Hugh Sheehy, Terri-Lynne Smiles – Room 130

11:30AM – 12:15PM

• Mentors and Muses: Literary and Artistic Influences
Panelists: Robert Olmstead, P. Craig Russell, Robin W. Holland – Room 106
Moderator: Linda Feagler

• Love Stories: Romance Writer’s Roundtable
Panelists: Lissa Bryan, Harmony Evans, Jillian Kent, Donna MacMeans, Yolonda Sanders – Room 108

• The Future of the Book
Panelists: Frank Dugan, Sandra Gurvis, Patrick Losinski, Heather Shumaker, Kelsey Swindler – Room 110

• Cleveland Eats: At Home and Out on the Town
Panelists: Maria Isabella, Marilou Suszko – Room 112
Moderator: Amy Dawson

• Books for Teens and Tweens I
Panelists: Rae Carson, Mindee Arnett, Laura Bickle, Leah Clifford, Liz Coley – Room 124

Mystery, Thrills, and Suspense II
Panelists: Carla Buckley, Saundra Crum Akers, Casey Daniels, Amanda Flower, Regina Jeffers – Room 130

12:45PM – 1:30PM

Real People, Real Stories
Panelists: Ellis Avery, Bob Hunter, Helen Bond – Room 106
Moderator: Linda Taylor

Fiction by Women: A Writer’s Roundtable
Panelists: Emilie Richards, Duffy Brown, Mary Ellis, Linda Lee Greene, Sherri Hayes, KaraLynne Mackrory – Room 108

History and Biography
Panelists: Perry Bush, Conrade C. Hinds, Jacqueline Marino, Linda Swink – Room 110
Moderator: Bill Eichenberger

In Uniform: Stories of the Military and Law Enforcement
Panelists: Robert Flanagan, W.H. Chip Gross, Kenneth Sewell, R.T. Stewart – Room 112
Moderator: David Weaver

Horror and Fantasy
Panelists: Mark Dawidziak, Terry W. Ervin II, E. S. Moore, Denise C. Verrico, Tim Waggoner – Room 124

Cartoons, Comics, and Graphic Novels
Panelists: P. Craig Russell, Tom Batiuk, Dara Naraghi – Room 130

2:00PM – 2:45PM

The Creative Life
Panelists: Rae Carson, Daniel Kirk – Room 106
Moderator: Michelle Gubola

Novel Ideas: Creating Fiction: A Choose to Read Ohio Presentation
Panelists: Robert Olmstead, Karen Harper, Robin Yocum – Room 108
Moderator: Janet Ingraham Dwyer

On the Lighter Side
Panelists: Sharon Short, Charlene Fix, Marty Gitlin, Sandra Gurvis, Dan Wilbur – Room 110
Moderator: Meg Brown

The Poets’ Corner II
Panelists: Fred Andrle, Jeanne Bryner, David Lee Garrison – Room 112
Moderator: Chiquita Mullins Lee

Books for Teens and Tweens II
Panelists: Susan Bradley, Colleen Clayton, Julia DeVillers, Kristina McBride, Marilyn Seguin – Room 124

How to Publish and Promote Your Book: The Inside Scoop
Panelists: Connie Everett, Kelsey Swindler, Heather Shumaker, Will Underwood – Room 130

3:15PM – 4:00PM

How We Write, What We Write
Panelists: Carla Buckley, Raul Ramos y Sanchez – Room 106
Moderator: Carolyn Melvin

Literary Fiction: The Story Behind the Story
Panelists: Ellis Avery, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, Michael Olin-Hitt, Jyotsna Sreenivasan – Room 108

Off the Field: Talking Sports
Panelists: Bob Hunter, Larry C. Hansgen, Russell Schneider, Eric Wittenburg – Room 110

Lit, Lives, and Landmarks: On the Road with Ohioana
Panelists: Tom Betti, Doreen Uhas Sauer, Patty Donahey Geiger, Meg Brown – Room 112
Moderator: Linda Feagler

Nature, Travel, and Local History
Panelists: Joy Kiser, Wendy Koile, Tracy Lawson, Lucy Wolfe – Room 124
Moderator: Ruth Sesco

Writing and Publishing Books for Children
Panelists: Karen Meyer, Susan Sachs Levine, Lindsay Ward, Jeffrey Ebbeler – Room 130

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Final Book Signings

Throughout the Day

• Book Fair – meet and greet your favorite authors

Children’s Activities

• Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Starbucks Cafe

• Food from award-winning local food trucks and carts

*Program and authors are subject to change*

2012 Ohioana Book Festival Program Schedule

2011 Ohioana Book Festival Program Schedule

2010 Ohioana Book Festival Program Schedule