Wednesday, June 5, 2013

"Word is Art" at the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival

I am honored to be among nine other Ohio authors chosen to participate as Stage Performers at the “Word is Art” venue, a new feature of this year’s Columbus Arts Festival (CAF). A nationally-acclaimed and award-winning festival held the first full weekend in June each year in downtown Columbus, an average of 400,000 people attend the festival annually, making it one of the largest statewide events in Ohio.
On Friday, June 7, beginning with a welcome at 5:00 pm, I will be appear on the Word is Art stage with four other authors, each of us doing a reading and discussing our books. My fellow authors will be David Meyers, R. Bruce Larson, Paula Lambert and Rosalie Ungar. My topic will be my latest novel Guardians and Other Angels.  Authors Jules Knowlton, Amy Dalrymple, Ginger Turner, Paul Skyrm and Peg Hanna will be on the “Word is Art” stage on Saturday, June 8 beginning at 11:00 am. 

Celebrating its 52nd anniversary, the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival will take place on the Columbus Riverfront where attendees will enjoy the newly-revitalized Scioto Mile Park featuring lush green spaces, a charming promenade, mesmerizing water features, plazas, paths and bikeways as well as nearby restaurants, vendors, children’s art activities and entertainment. They will also feast their eyes, and typically exhaust their pocketbooks, on a vast selection of works of art including sculpture, painting, photography, woodcarvings, glasswork, jewelry, multimedia compositions and more presented by 300 of the country’s best artists and artisans, an elite few chosen from among 1,200 applicants by an esteemed panel of judges.  And beginning this year, festival goers will be able to purchase signed copies of books by Ohio authors.  All of us hope to see you there!