Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation. Presenting Media: The Blade and Buckeye Broadband. Supporting Sponsors: Buehrer Group and HCR ManorCare. Community Sponsor: Friends of the Library. For questions or to inquire about being a featured author, call 419.259.5196.
(Sa) Aug. 10 | 7 p.m. | Sylvania Branch
Elizabeth Berg is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including novels, two short story collections, a manual on writing and a stage adaptation of one of her works. Her books have been translated into 37 languages and three were made into television movies. Open House was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club selection. She received the New England Booksellers Association award for her body of work, The American Library Association’s Book of the Year, and was nominated for an ABBY, an award for booksellers' favorite books. Her latest book, Night of Miracles, is known as the feel-good book of 2018 and a follow up to her New York Times best-seller, The Story of Arthur Truluv.
This program is free for Literati members.Tickets: $5 (free for Literati members)
(M) Aug. 26 | 7 p.m. | Scott High School
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 19 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times best-selling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter and Pieces of Her. Slaughter founded the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. Her standalone novels are currently in development for film and television. Her latest book, The Last Widow (released Aug. 20), is an electrifying thriller in the beloved Will Trent mystery series - this time pitting Will and Sara against a mysterious group planning to unleash a deadly epidemic.Tickets: $25 (includes book)
Explore more than 20 years of bringing noted authors to the local area. Authors! has featured some of the world's most prolific writers, journalists and activists including Gloria Steinem, David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, Isabel Allende, Neil Gaiman, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Sparks, Bob Woodward, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ray Bradbury, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., P.J. O'Rourke, Sherman Alexie, Zadie Smith, Henry Winkler, Sue Grafton, Cokie Roberts, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sandra Cisneros, Jacques Pepin and many more!