Christina Baker Kline, author of the Orphan Train, and A Piece of the World, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Northcoast Writer's Showcase Saturday, April 28 at Lake Erie College in Painesville. The doors open at 11:00 am at the Arthur S. Holden Center. Readers and writers can meet with local authors, including Carlo Wolff, Jonathan Knight, Mary Gitlin and Mike and Janice Olszewski.The authors will have copies of their books available for sale and signing. Throughout the afternoon, people can join workshops led by Les Roberts, Romona Robinson and Tom Batiuk
Kline's talk will be at 3:00 pm in Lake Erie College's Morley Music Hall. Both the showcase and Kline's keynote address are free. However, due to space limitations, those who wish to attend Kline's talk are required to register beforehand. Register online at divi.geaugalibrary.net/northcoast-writers-showcase/ Or contact a Reference Librarian at the Kirtland Public Library for assistance.
The Northcoast Writers' Showcase is hosted by the Lake-Geauga League of Libraries which includes the Burton, Fairport Harbor, Geauga County, Kirtland, Madison, Mentor, Morley, Perry, Wickliffe and Willoughby-Eastlake Libraries. The showcase is funded by the various libraries Friends organizations and foundations, Lake Erie College and the Lubrizol Foundation.