MANSFIELD -- A first-of-its-kind book conference for the mid-Ohio area will take place 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Baku Grotto Hall, 747 S. Main St.
Published authors are invited to attend the day-long conference, said Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter, president of the Mid-Ohio Writers Association of Mansfield, a group organized to encourage writing and give area published authors a forum to discuss their work.
"Local published authors may sell copies of any and all their books. Publishing style doesn't matter: self-published, small press, e-books, POD or national publisher," she said.
Organizers welcome a variety of subject matter and genres in fiction and nonfiction (but no pornography). Authors should order books now in time to participate in the conference.
Keynote speakers at the conference will be Stacy Dittrich, a Richland County sheriff's deputy who is writing her fifth book; and Tiffany Colter, an award-winning author and personal writing career coach from the Toledo area.
Book signings will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
For information, or to participate in the conference as an author, visit www.sandywick.com or call Wickersham-McWhorter at 419-631-7592.