Lake-Geauga League of Libraries presents

Northcoast Writers’ Showcase

featuring best selling author


Saturday, April 28
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lake Erie College

Arthur S. Holden Center.
391 W. Washington St., Painesville

Orphan Train author Christina Baker Kline

A day devoted to the craft of writing with local authors 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday, April 28, at Lake Erie College. Featuring Orphan Train author Christina Baker Kline in her only scheduled appearance in Ohio this year. Free and open to all. Registration is required for Kline’s keynote talk. Register here.

Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling novel “Orphan Train,” will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase on Saturday, April 28, at Lake Erie College in Painesville.

Kline’s keynote will cap a day in which readers and aspiring writers can interact with several published authors, ask them questions about their writing journey, and attend workshops about the craft of writing.

Participating authors include Funky Winkerbean writer and illustrator Tom Batiuk, local newscaster Romona Robinson, “Dead Key” and “Unclaimed Victim” author D.M. Pulley, and more.

The showcase begins at 11 a.m. in the college’s Arthur S. Holden Center. Authors will have their books available for sale and signing. Throughout the afternoon, people can join workshops led by the authors in attendance.

Kline’s talk begins at 3 p.m. at Lake Erie College’s Morley Music Hall. She will be available for book signing and photo opportunities following her presentation. More information.

2018 Northcoast Writers’ Showcase Author / Artist lineup

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Learn together.

The Lake-Geauga League of Libraries combines resources to provide access to the arts and education in the region. 

When both Geauga and Lake County library employees share ideas, good things happen. Both groups share a passion for learning and sharing big dreams that allow people across the region to improve their lives and communities. By combining our resources and pooling our knowledge, we are able to attract the attention of notable writers and artists, bring them to the area to present inspired stories about their work and vision.

The Lake-Geauga League of Libraries includes Burton, Fairport Harbor, Geauga County, Kirtland, Madison, Mentor, Morley, Perry, Wickliffe and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Libraries.

The showcase is funded by the collective generosity of the library’s foundations, friends groups, as well as by grants from the Lubrizol Foundation.