Readers and writers will appreciate the collection of literary minds at this year’s Books by the Banks event in Cincinnati.
The free event is held in the Duke Energy Convention Center on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm. Both young and old will find a favorite author from the 100+ local and internationally known authors.
The event is free and open to the public. The day consists of book talks, author readings, panel discussions and book sale opportunities. For the younger set, story times, kid’s crafts, and character appearances fills the day.
A Book for Every Reader
The topics and genres are diverse and broad, covering everything from local Ohio history to best sellers.
Younger children will enjoy Alyssa Satin Capucilli and her literary creation, Biscuit. Slighter older children will enjoy the DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, brought to life by Matthew Reinhart. The day has plenty of children’s activities to keep your young ones entertained.
Foodies will enjoy Jeni Britton Bauer’s decadent book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. And if you indulge in too much Salty Caramel ice cream, you’ll be inspired by the authors of The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight.
New York Times best-selling authors are also on hand, including Dennis Lehane, the author of such greats as Mystic River, Shutter Island, and his newest book, Moonlight Mile. Paula McLain leapt onto the New York Times Bestseller list with her second novel, The Paris Wife. And Chris Bohjalia, also a bestseller, recently released The Night Strangers. Both Lehane and Bohjalia have panel discussions during the day.
Local Dayton YA authors, Katrina Kittle (Reasons to Be Happy) and Kristina McBride (The Tension of Opposites) will also be in attendance and hosting a panel addressing whether today’s tween/teen books are too dark.
For a free, word-filled day, plan to attend this annual event. At the end of the day, less books should be by the Banks and more by your bedside.