Event Schedule

 The Dayton Book Expo runs from 11 AM to 4 PM. The schedule is as follows:

Great Hall

11:00 AM         Author Signings

11:45 AM          Dayton Metro Library Authors Recognition

12:00 PM          New Release Celebration

   3:45 PM         DBE Top Sellers Awards Program


Room 116

11:15 AM     The Inspiration of Writing

Moderator:  LaTonya Branham

Panelists: Garrett Carter, Crystal Hoblit, Catrina Sparkman

12:00 PM     Readers Round

Moderator:  Titus Joseph

Panelists: Tyffani Dent, Brian Forschner, TT McClendon, Julia Royston

  1:00 PM     Self-Publishing Made Easy

Moderator:  Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

Panelists: Trace Conger, Leah E. McCullough, Brian Schell

  2:15 PM   How to Cultivate Your Audience

Moderator: Doris Stokes Knight

Panelists: Dexter Bailey (GDABJ), Chuck Duritsch (Library), Trent Newell (WCSU), Amelia Robinson (DDN)


Room 120

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM      The Big Read

12:00 PM       The Rosie Project Book Discussion

Moderator:  Caitlin Wissler (Centerville Library);  Elizabeth Schmidt (Wright Memorial Library)

  1:00 PM       How You Met Your Special Someone-Share your story for fun and prizes

Moderator:  Chuck Duritsch (Dayton Metro Library Manager of External Relations)

  1:30 PM       Skype with Graeme Simsion (New Zealand), New York Times Best-selling author of The Rosie Project

Moderator:  Sharon Kelly Roth (Books & Co. Director of Public Relations)


Room 282 Second Level

11:30 AM – 3:30 PM        Kidz Zone

Kidz Zone Presenters

11:30 AM CQ Wilder, author of Karla the Dog: Island of Mysterious Wonders

12:30 PM Poet Fabu, author of Poems, Dreams & Roses

  2:30 PM Cintia Roman-Garbelotto, author of These are the Numbers