Meet Authors. Buy Books. Get them signed!

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Do you ever wish you could hang out with your favorite authors? Have a conversation with them? Play games with them? Help them fight for fame and glory in a brutal lip-sync battle? (Or, cheer them on safely from the sidelines, thankyouverymuch?)  Of course you do! And, it just so happens that you can do all of that, and more, in the Teen Scene!

Attend the two VIP Meet and Greets, where you get to have small-group conversations with 20 (yes, TWENTY!) teen authors. Learn about their writing inspirations, ask them your burning questions, and snap a selfie with them.

Play book-themed Head’s Up with Kurt Dinan, Cinda Williams Chima, Natalie D. Richards, Josh Bellin, Darcy Woods, and Shari Goldhagen. Watch Kristina McBride, Lauren Gibaldi, Shannon Lee Alexander, Sarah Schmitt battle for the title of Lip Sync Battle Champion!

And, if hanging out with more than 20 authors isn’t compelling enough (What are you? A demogorgon?), there’s plenty more to check out.

Show off your creative genius with our maker and art activities. Get your groove on with a throw-back dance party. Pile family and friends (or your new 20 author friends) into our photo booth to commemorate the BEST BOOK FESTIVAL EVER!

Barb Holland (#RIP) would totally nerd-out at Teen Scene, and you should too! See you on October 15!


The 10th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The mission of Books by the Banks is to entertain and enrich the lives of people in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The organization works throughout the year to present and promote authors, while celebrating the joy of literacy and lifelong learning through reading and writing.

The premiere event is the Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival held annually in downtown Cincinnati. The day-long festival, which is free and open to the public, features national, regional, and local authors and illustrators; book signings; panel discussions; and activities for the entire family to enjoy.