The Ohioana Book Festival originally scheduled for April 25, 2020, has been postponed. Please check back at a later date for more information .
James Alan Riley, author of Broken Frequencies: a book of poems (Shadelandhouse Modern Press 2019), is a 2020 Festival Author at the Ohioana Book Festival. The 2020 Ohioana Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:30a.m.-5:00p.m. at the Columbus Metropolitan Public Library’s Main Library, 96 S. Grant Avenue Columbus, OH 43215. It is a FREE event open to the public and no registration required.
Mark your calendars now to join Riley and a host of other Ohio authors “for a fun-filled day featuring panel discussions, special activities for children and young adults, a book fair, food trucks, costumed characters, and more! There’s something for every reader of every age ‒ and it’s FREE!” And check out artist Rafael Rosado’s wonderful 2020 official festival poster featuring legendary Ohio humorist James Thurber.
Riley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Al Smith Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council, and an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. He edited Kentucky Voices: A Collection of Contemporary Kentucky Short Stories (PC Press, 1999). His work has appeared in The Louisville Review, Kentucky Monthly, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Appalachian Heritage, The Connecticut Review, The Greensboro Review, West Branch, and a number of other literary magazines over the years. Riley received a PhD in Modern British and American Literature from Ohio University in Athens and a Masters in English from the University of Arkansas. He is a Professor of English at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky, where he has taught since 1987 serving higher eduction in Eastern Kentucky. He previously served as the English Program Coordinator. Read “Theories of Elegance,” a selection from Broken Frequencies.