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Readers & Writers Unite!

The Ohio Readers & Writers Expo

July 23, 2016, 9AM-5PM

Did you know?

In the United States, an average of 300,000 titles are traditionally published each year.

Another 1 million titles are re-released or self-published each year.

What's a reader or writer to do?

Let’s get together and meet face to face.

Let us introduce you to your next favorite, book, author, and local writing resources.

That’s the Ohio Readers & Writers Expo.

Join us!

Event Location

Holiday Inn, Akron-West (Fairlawn)*

4073 Medina Road (Route 18)

Akron, Ohio 44433

*Located right off of I-77, next to Barnes & Noble.


Only $5

This grants you access to the exhibitor floor and to all activities throughout the day. Please keep in mind that all author panels and presentations are on a first come, first served basis. The room will not be cleared between activities.

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A full schedule of the day’s events can be found here. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Book Sales & Signings with over 40 authors
  • Over a dozen Author Talks & Panels
  • Presentations by:
  • Project Learn of Summit County
  • The Cuyahoga County Public Library, featuring their new writers’ center
  • Cleveland Writers Press
  • Raffles to benefit Project Learn of Summit County
  • A whole lot of fun!


Meet Our Exhibitors

We have over 40 authors excited to meet you and more joining us everyday. Illustrators, local libraries, publishers and more will be available to share their knowledge and resources with you as well.

Plan Your Day

There will be author panels and workshops, book sales and signings throughout the day. Plan your day in advance so you’re ready to go.

Let's Support Literacy

We’ve partnered with Project Learn of Summit County. Learn more about this exciting organization and how you can get involved.

Are you an author, illustrator, comic creator, or bookseller?

Join us July 23rd!

Space is limited and filling fast. Sign up to join us today!