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Cbus LitCamp: Ignite Your Story Power! April 22, 2016

On Friday, April 22, 2016, at the State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, OELMA holds Cbus LitCamp: Ignite Your Story Power.  From 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., converse with authors and network with librarians from across the state.  The Cbus LitCamp website contains more information about the day’s events as well as registration information. Go to   Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. followed by YA teen author, Patrick Jones at 9:30 a.m. who will discuss how to reach non-reading teens.  From 10:30 to 11:25 a.m. spark your interest with presenters Annie Ruefle, Jody Casella and Natalie Richards, and Christina Dorr.  From 11:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. ignite your story power with author Jessica Fry-Gaither, Karen Hildebrand, and Sarah Ressler.  At 1:00 p.m. join Ohio author Shelley Pearsall who will discuss her new book The Seventh Most Important Thing.  From 2:00 to 2:55 p.m. fan the reading flame with Nancy Boone and Belinda Boon, Betsy Carpenter, and an exciting author panel with Carmella VanVleet, Julie DeVillers, and Linda Stanek.  At 3:00 p.m. attendees will heat up the conversation with an opportunity to discuss burning issues in reading, literacy, and librarianship.  Spend the night at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capital Square so you can attend the Ohioana Book Festival.  OELMA is sponsoring the YA Lounge with lots of exciting things for teens and youth such as a makerspace, Pop-Up Battle Over Books, Poetry Slam, Speed Dating with Authors and much more.  Go here for more information on the Ohioana Book Festival  –