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Central Ohio Authors & Ales

The Friends of the Library is excited to host a local authors night at Ill Mannered Brewing, featuring Amy Butcher, Lee Martin, and Thao Thai!

In celebration of National Novel Writers Month, the Friends of the DCDL are thrilled to welcome these phenomenal local authors!

Amy Butcher is the Director of Creative Writing at Ohio Wesleyan University and the author of Mothertrucker, a story about finding joy on the loneliest road in America.

Lee Martin is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Bright Forever and currently teaches at The Ohio State University. His latest book is The Glassmaker’s Wife, a historical crime story.

Thao Thai, who lives in Lewis Center, is a debut author whose book Banyan Moon was a recent Read With Jenna book club selection on the NBC Today Show.

Brewery doors open at 6 pm, and the event will begin at 6:30. Beverages from Ill Mannered will be available for purchase. Tacomania food truck will also be on premises for the evening.  Beanbag Books will have books available for sale at the brewery; you will have an opportunity to have your books signed by the authors!


  • $20 – Friends of the Library members
  • $25 – Non-members

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