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Carnegie Author Series featuring Dan Chaon

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Carnegie Author Series featuring Dan Chaon

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General admission
Seats are first come, first served.
Jun 18, 2017 Free  

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Dan Chaon
Sunday, June 18


1 p.m. | Doors Open

General admission seating begins in the second floor Reading Room.  

Stop by the Friends of the Library Store before the program begins to purchase Dan Chaon's newest book, Ill Will.


2 p.m. | Author Talk 


2:45 p.m. | Audience Q&A


3 p.m. | Book Signing 

The Friends of the Library will sell a selection of the author's books near the book signing table, or you can bring your personal copy to have signed.




Dan Chaon's most recent novel published March 2017 is Ill Will. Other works include the short story collection Stay Away (2012), Among the Missing (2001) and national bestseller Await Your Reply (2009). Check out his catalog titles on

Chaon lives in Ohio and teaches creative writing at Oberlin College. Follow him on Twitter at @danchaon and read more at his website 




What time do the doors open? 
The library opens at 1 p.m. and seating begins. The program will begin promptly at 2 p.m.

Where should I park and how much will it cost? 
Free parking in Main Library’s garage will be offered during all Author Talks. Garage capacity is 375 vehicles and its entrance on Library Park North is accessible off of Grant Avenue.

If the garage is full, metered street parking and surface lots surround Main Library. Fees may vary.

Are there assigned seats? 
No. Seating is general admission. Reserved handicapped accessible seats will be available.

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
It is preferred, so that we know you pre-registered. If the event is sold out, guests with proof of ticket (mobile or printed) will be seated prior to those who did not pre-register.

What happens if the event is sold out?
Join the waitlist and you will be notified when seats become available based on your placement on the list.

Also, the Reading Room at Main Library is an open space on the second floor. Balcony viewing on the third floor may be available, but seating is not guaranteed.

What is the cancellation policy? 
This is a free event. If you cannot attend after you have registered, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make room for other guests who may be on the waitlist.

Can I record the program? 
We encourage you to take photos and share them using the hashtag #CarnegieAuthorSeries, but recording is not permitted.

Will the author's books be available for checkout or purchase?  
A selection of the author's books will be for sale in the Library Store prior to the program and in the Reading Room at the conclusion of the event. Proceeds of the book sale benefit the Friends of the Library. 

Main Library will have a special display of the author's books and similar titles ready for checkout with your library card.

Have questions about Carnegie Author Series featuring Dan Chaon? Contact Columbus Metropolitan Library

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Columbus Metropolitan Library
Main Library
96 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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