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Meet the Author: David Baldacci (May 13, 2020)

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Westerville Central High School

7118 Mount Royal Avenue

Westerville, OH 43082

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Hear about David Baldacci's life between the pages as a bestselling author, the writer's routine, and humorous stories from the road. Tickets include presentation, audience Q&A, book signing & book sale.

Optional upgrade -- For tickets to a fundraising reception with David Baldacci at Giammarco's Italian Restaurant hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation (that includes admission to the presentation), visit this page.


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Cost: $20 per person

$20 tickets for presentation, audience Q&A, book signing & book sale. Seating is assigned at time of purchase. Rows will be released from front to back for the book signing.


6pm | Doors open and seating begins

Location: Westerville Central High School auditorium

Address: 7118 Mount Royal Avenue, Westerville, OH 43082


7pm | Author talk

Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.

7:45pm | Audience Q&A


8pm | Book signing & sale

Guests will be released for the book signing by row, continuing from front to back. (Seating is assigned at time of purchase.)

Limit of 3 books per guest. Guests are also welcome to bring personal copies for signing. "Action" photos of you having your book signed by the author are welcome. If time allows, posed photos may be requested after the book signing is completed.


Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities. For more information, contact us at 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or answers@westervillelibrary.org.


OTHER OPTIONS

For tickets to a private book signing and reception with David Baldacci at Giammarco's Italian Restaurant as a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation, visit this page.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. The feature film adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 38 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. David has also published seven novels for younger readers.

In addition to being a prolific writer, David is a devoted philanthropist, and his greatest efforts are dedicated to his family’s Wish You Well Foundation®. Established by David and his wife, Michelle, the Wish You Well Foundation supports family and adult literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs. In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body & Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, more than one million new and gently used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.

David and his family live in Virginia.


ABOUT THIS EVENT SERIES

To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community.

Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.

View highlights from past events or read more about the series.


FAQs

Which books will be available for purchase?

TBA.


Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?

Yes, you can order 10 tickets of each ticket type per order/transaction.

If you would like to order tickets for a book group greater than 10 people, please call 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or email answers@westervillelibrary.org.


Can I get a ticket at the door?

If the event is not yet full, you may purchase a ticket onsite. Please know that there are a limited number of seats and that ticket availability may be limited. No entry is allowed without a ticket.


Can I choose my seat?

Yes. You may choose your seat on our venue map when purchasing a ticket. Rows will be released for the book signing from front to back, so select seats accordingly.

Guests with disabilities can contact us to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or answers@westervillelibrary.org.


My party and I wish to order tickets separately. Can we sit together?

If you wish to sit together with other members of your party, it is advised to purchase tickets together so seats can be selected at the same time.


Can accommodations be made for guests with disabilities?

Yes. Contact us to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or email answers@westervillelibrary.org


I plan to attend this event with my child. Should I order a ticket for both of us?

You must order a ticket for any child occupying a seat in the auditorium. However, you may attend with one child under 2 years old in your lap without acquiring an extra ticket.


What is your refund policy?

At this time, we are unable to offer a refund. All sales are final.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must show either a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device.


What time does seating begin?

Doors open and seating begins at 6pm.


How does the book signing work?

Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the book signing. Guests will be released by row, continuing from front to back.

Limit of 3 books per guest. "Action" photos of you having your book signed by the author are welcome. If time allows, posed photos may be requested after the book signing is completed.

Books will be available for purchase at a sale hosted by The Book Loft to benefit the Westerville Library Foundation.

Please note that the book signings may take some time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose, so lines may be long. Staff are trained to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible. Restrictions for signing are subject to the author, their management or event circumstances.


Can I get my book signed without purchasing a ticket?

No. To be eligible for the book signing, you must have a ticket to the event.


When and where can I purchase books and what forms of payment will be accepted?

Books will be available at a sale hosted by The Book Loft. This will be located in the common area outside the auditorium. Credit card, check and cash payments are accepted. The book sale will remain open during the presentation and will continue afterward based upon demand and book availability. The book sale is a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation.

At the conclusion of the author's presentation, feel free to exit the auditorium to make book purchases. Or, once you are released for the book signing, let a staff member know you'd like to purchase a book and we'll hold your spot in line.

Please note that the number of books for sale is limited, and The Book Loft may sell out. If you wish to ensure that you have a copy of the book for signing, you are welcome to bring your personal copy.


Does this event have an official hashtag?

Yes! Follow along or share your experiences with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag: #wplauthors.


Does the library host other author events?

Yes! To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community via the Meet the Authors series. Learn more.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us at 614-882-7277 ext. 4 or answers@westervillelibrary.org.

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Westerville Central High School

7118 Mount Royal Avenue

Westerville, OH 43082

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