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

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Author Talks

Books by the Banks

Join other fans as you learn more about your favorite authors and the books you love!

Hear your favorite authors talk about their work and more in these fun and informative sessions and panel discussions. Seating is first come, first served. You can meet all of our authors in the Author Pavilion.

Schedule of Events: Panels

 10:30 a.m.  11:30 a.m.  12:30 p.m.  1:30 p.m.  2:30 p.m.
Room 206

Middle Grade Literature

Chris Grabenstein, Jenn Bishop, Lois Sephaban, Greg Leitich Smith

Author Spotlight: Maggie Stiefvater Author Spotlight:
Jim Obergefell
Author Spotlight: Jenny Lawson

Young Adult Literature

Melissa Landers, Mindy McGinnis, Meg Leder, Adi Alsaid

Room 211 Marisa Silver in Conversation with Leah Stewart

Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey

Fred Minnick

Writing About Science and Nature

Gene Kritsky, Dean Regas, Mary Kay Carson

New Fiction

Tiffany McDaniel, Stephanie Knipper, Amy E. Reichert, Shari Goldhagen

New and Notable Non-Fiction

Jerry Nelson, Kyle Kondik, Christopher Phillips

Room 212

Cincinnati Stories

Rick Pender, Steve Rolfes, Doug Weise, Jeff Suess

Mysteries & Thrillers

David Bell, Laura Benedict, Hannah Pittard, Catherine McKenzie

Cookbook Conversations

Cara Mangini, Maggie Green, Bryn Mooth, Deirdre A. Scaggs, Andrew W. McGraw

Writing Your First Book

Kurt Dinan, Jennifer Maschari, Beth Caruso, Lorraine Boissoneault

Meet National Book Award Finalists

Chris Bachelder, Paulette Jiles


Schedule of Events: Author Pavilion Stage

 11:00 a.m.  11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.  2:00 p.m.  2:30 p.m.  3:00 p.m.
Pavilion Stage

Poetry Reading with Cincinnati’s Poet Laureate

Pauletta Hansel

Facts from Space!

Dean Regas

The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President

Kyle Kondik

Fiction Readings

Tom Atkinson, David Pepper, James Renner, Joani Lacy

Books by the Banks Poster Art

Will Hillenbrand

Non-Fiction Readings

Jerry Nelson, Mark Dawidziak

Heal Local

Dawn Combs

The Vegetable Butcher

Cara Mangini