Author and Writers Symposium

Saturday, September 23 - 10:30am - 4:30pm
Main Library, 215 E Third St. Dayton, OH 45402

Dayton Metro Library Writer and Author Symposium is an event intended to inspire writers, motivate authors, and engage readers. We are excited to connect our patrons with the local writers and authors. During this half-day symposium, please join us for workshops, mini writing-themed activities, and an exploration of local authors. Books will be available for sale by local authors. During each workshop, the audience is invited to actively listen in as writers share what inspires their writing and what shapes their creativity. 

Our Featured Authors

Aliya DalRae
B.A. Hughes
Cate M. Turner
Christina Dendy
Christina Consolino/ Keely Stephens
Colleen Green
Darlene West
Eric Walker
Erin Flanagan
Ethan Avery
Jess Cippian
John Bukowski
John Kachuba
Katrina Kittle
Kevin Reichling/ Zach Wallace
Kimberly Beckett
Libby Kay
Lorelei Tiffin
Meredith Doench
Norma R Crutcherr
Roberta Schultz
Rochelle K Bradley
S. L. Yarbrough
Tojuan Minus
Valerie J. Lewis Coleman
Victor Hess
William D. Cornwell III

Event Schedule

  • 10:30am - Author Tables Open & Symposium Begins, throughout the Library
  • 11am - 12pm - Workshop 1: Character Creation in the Community Room
  • 11:30am-12pm - Pitch That Book in the Forum
  • 12 - 1pm - Open Exploration, throughout the Library
  • 1 - 2pm - Workshop 2: Plot Points in the Community Room
  • 1:30 - 2pm - Pitch That Book in the Forum
  • 3 - 4pm - Workshop 3: Working Writer in the Bassani Theater
  • 3:30pm - 4pm - Pitch That Book in the Forum
  • 4 - 4:30pm - Open Exploration, throughout the Library
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