Meet the Authors

Bring books to life as your favorite authors step out of the page and onto the stage. Expand your understanding, harness the power of stories and continue the conversations that books inspire with thought-provoking presentations, author Q&As and book signings in Westerville and Central Ohio.

Throughout the year, authors of varying backgrounds and genres are invited by the library to inspire a love of reading, feature voices that energize community conversations and support the arts while providing an enjoyable literary experience.

Zadie Smith

Reception

Date & Time: September 19, 2019 at 5:15pm
Description: Exclusive mix-and-mingle experience with the author as a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation. Includes a paperback copy of Feel Free.
Location: Meza Wine Shop
Address: 48 N State St, Westerville, 43081
Tickets: $75/person

Presentation

Date & Time: September 19, 2019 at 7pm
Description: Presentation, audience Q&A, book signing & book sale.
Location: Westerville South High School
Address: 303 S Otterbein Ave, Westerville, OH 43081
Tickets: $20/person ($15 student)

Jeff Shaara

Reception

Date & Time: October 1, 2019 at 5:15pm
Description: Exclusive mix-and-mingle experience. Includes appetizers and two drinks.
Location: The Wine Bistro
Address: 925 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43082
Tickets: $50/person

Presentation

Date & Time: October 1, 2019 at 7pm
Description: Presentation, audience Q&A, book signing & book sale
Location: Westerville Central High School
Address: 7118 Mt Royal Ave, Westerville, OH 43082
Tickets: $15/person

Rick Steves

Date: December 2, 2019 at 7pm
Location: Southern Theatre
Address: 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Tickets: $20-75/person

Note: This event is being held in partnership with other Central Ohio libraries. Tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Monday, October 15.

Current & Past Authors

David Baldacci, May 2020

Jodi Picoult, March 2020

Jeff Shaara, October 2019

Zadie Smith, September 2019

V.E. Schwab, March 2019

Jason Reynolds, February 2019

Kristina McMorris, November 2018

Alexander McCall Smith, November 2018

Ketch Secor, October 2018

Angie Thomas, September 2018

Linwood Barclay, July 2018

Hillary Jordan, May 2018

Kristy Woodson Harvey, April 2018

Karen White, April 2018

Ernest Cline, March 2018

A. J. Tata, January 2018

Jeannette Walls, November 2017

Erik Larson, October 2017

Jay Asher, September 2017

Mary Alice Monroe, July 2017

Emily Giffin, April 2017

Chris Bohjalian, January 2017

Matt de la Pena, November 2016

Karin Slaughter, September 2016

Debbie Macomber, August 2016

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, June 2016

Anthony Doerr, May 2016

Eric Litwin, April 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, March 2016

Mitch Albom, December 2015

Gillian Flynn, November 2015

Daniel Silva, July 2015

Piper Kerman, June 2015

Jacqueline Woodson, April 2015

Susanna Kearsley, April 2015

Daniel Handler, February 2015

Diana Gabaldon, November 2014

Jeni Britton Bauer, September 2014

Lee Child, February 2014

Annie Barrows, October 2013

Rick Steves, March 2013

Geraldine Brooks, November 2012

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