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At this year's event, the expo will debut its largest anthology, "The Wait of Success: How to Become an Overnight Success in 7,300 Days." Eight of the contributors will be at the exhibit, and four of them will discuss their journeys to becoming authors on a panel at 3 p.m.
For full schedule details and a list of all of the authors attending, visit www.daytonbookexpo.com.
I hope to see you at the expo next Saturday!
Upcoming Literary Events
• Sunday, April 23, 2:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Public Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood — Writers' Café, a casual hang out for writers ages 18 and up and of all experience levels, meets the first Friday (7 p.m.) and third Sunday (at 2:30) of each month.
• Sunday, April 23, 11:30-4:30 p.m., Patterson Homestead, 1815 Brown St., Dayton — The Dayton Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America presents " 'You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby's:' Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen's Time" by Claire Bellanti, President of the Jane Austen Society of North America. A three-course high tea of savories and sweets will be served. RSVP by April 18. For more information, including menu and schedule details, visit www.jasnadayton.org, or call or email Mary Ann Gasior at 937-434-5992 or email@example.com.
• Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m., The Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton — "An Evening with David Sedaris" features the beloved author performing on stage with his signature storytelling program. Tickets available at TicketCenterStage.com. Call 937-228-3630 for further information. He will be autographing books after the performance. Books & Co. will have his books on sale at the event.
• Saturday, April 29, 11: a.m.-4 p.m., Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College — For the eighth consecutive year, the Dayton Book Expo will feature numerous authors, panel discussions for aspiring authors, activities for children, and book signings. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.daytonbookexpo.com.
• Saturday, April 29, 1:30 p.m. (line numbers beginning at 12:30 p.m.), Books & Co. at The Greene — Ohio Gov. John Kasich will introduce his book, "Two Paths: America Divided Or United."