Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is in Rossford


ROSSFORD — Registration is open for the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival. The festival will take place March 9 at Rossford Junior/Senior High, located at 701 Superior St.

This all-day event offers more than 30 thoughtfully curated sessions, inspiring speakers and authors, and engaging interactive activities, as well as free lunch, book signing, and a book sale featuring titles by the participating authors.

Attendees will fall in love with romance authors Kristy Boyce, Eric Smith, and Skye Quinlan in the Hugs and Kisses session, learn to create their own characters with cartoonist Scoot McMahon and author Brieanna Wilkoff, and get their hearts pounding in a discussion about creating suspense with Kit Frick, Mindee Arnett, Mindy McGinnis, and Kelly Andrew.

With over 25 authors including New York Times bestsellers, PhDs, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner, a MacDowell fellow, a Golden Kite Award winner, a literary agent, a We Need Diverse Books winner, an American expat, an Edgar Award winner, and a Buckeye Book Award winner, every participant will find plenty to entertain, educate, and enjoy.

Registration is free and includes access to the following:

• The keynote session with author and literary agent Eric Smith.

• Scavenger hunt with book prizes including advance reader copies of not-yet-released titles.

• More than 30 curated sessions.

• The Book Store, open all day with books by all participating authorsand illustrators.

• Free lunch for all participants.

• Hunger Games-themed escape room designed by and for teens.

Advance registration will provide access to details about authors and sessions, the opening scavenger hunt, guest speakers, and special giveaways. Registration is available here


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Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is a book festival focused on teens and tweens of Northwest Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival is a volunteer organization made up of lovers of literature, who have come together to create a fantastic opportunity for teens to meet their favorite authors and discover new authors. The mission of the festival is to encourage a love of literature in Northwest Ohio teens and keep them reading by introducing them to authors and engaging them with thoughtful and fun discussions.

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