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Akron Book Fest

Calling all writers, illustrators, and publishers!

Are you interested in participating in the inaugural 2023 Akron Book Fest? Apply today!

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is excited to showcase regional writers, illustrators, and publishers at our Main Library in Downtown Akron on Saturday March 11, 2023. Exhibit your work, meet local book lovers, discuss processes, share inspirations, and celebrate the timelessness and wide variety of print media!

Akron Book Fest is an opportunity to make connections between writers and readers, and strengthen a literary community, so applicants with a strong connection to Akron and Summit County are encouraged to apply.

There is no fee to participate, nor does the Akron-Summit County Public Library provide honoraria or cover travel expenses. Writers, illustrators, and publishers are welcome to submit an application up until the deadline of January 31st, 2023. We will be reaching out to applicants on a rolling basis to discuss and review materials.

Questions? Contact the Culture & AV division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330.643.9015