The Ohioana Book Festival was held on April 14 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings with more than 120 Ohio authors. Participating writers included poets Ruth Awad, Darren C. Demaree, Kathy Fagan, John Matthias, and Rikki Santer; fiction writers Casey Daniels, Alex Erickson, Karen Harper, Susanne Jaffe, Michael Nye, and Robin Yocum; and nonfiction writers Hanif Abdurraqib, Mark Dawidziak, Stephen Kuusisto, Tracy Lawson, and Larry Smith. All events were free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.
Ohioana Book Festival, 274 East First Avenue, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 466-3831.