Category Archives: Events

Y-Bridge Arts Festival Writers Showcase

I’ll be hosting a Writers and Poets Showcase at the Y-Bridge Arts Festival in Zanesville, Ohio on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 6 to 8pm.

I still have a couple of 10-minute slots available for writers and poets.  Preference goes to Muskingum Valley residents, but all are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the festival here, or on Facebook here.

Please contact me ASAP if you’re interested in reading at bradpauquette@gmail.com.

Stories While You Wait at Comfest

Comfest is one of my favorite holidays.  For the first time, Columbus Creative Cooperative will have a vendor booth there.

Every year, Comfest turns away a couple hundred vendors.   So we’re pretty excited to have made the cut.

As an added spectacle, I’ll be in the CCC booth with my typewriter, writing stories live while you wait.  I originally got the idea from this guy.

It’ll be a suggested donation of $10.  I’ll be taking pictures of the stories that I write, and will post them here and around the interwebs as I’m able.

I hope to see you there!  I’ll be writing stories from 2pm to 6pm, then Emily Hitchcock will be taking over for me.

Columbus Arts Festival – Saturday, June 7

I’ll be reading from my novelette, Sejal: The Walk for Water, this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on the Word is Art stage at the Columbus Arts Festival.

Learn more about the festival here.

Four authors were selected to read tomorrow, for a one hour program.  I’ll be joined by fellow CCC author Heather Sinclair Shaw, whose story “Chrysalis” was also featured in Best of Ohio Short Stories.

The festival is free to attend, including the Word is Art stage.  It’s always been a really cool festival, you’ll want to find a time this weekend to check it out.

Shakespeare in the Park

Update: I received an email on Friday morning cancelling CCC’s involvement with this event.  The Actors’ Theatre Co cited short staffing as the reason.

Join me this Saturday at Schiller Park in Columbus, Ohio.  At 7:00, I’ll be reading a chapter from Capital Offense, a book I wrote with a couple of other guys under the pen name Kurt Stevens.

At 8:00, The Actors’ Theatre will present Shakespeare’s Hamlet.    Shakespeare in the Park is always a great time.  When the weather’s nice, there’s just about nothing better than hanging out in the park with a bottle of wine and enjoying good theater.

The Actors’ Theatre is a primarily amateur organization, but the level at which they produce these shows is nothing short of impressive.

Thank you to The Actors’ Theatre for partnering with Columbus Creative Cooperative to present readers ahead of the show!

Bexley Book Marketing Seminar

Thanks to the Bexley Public Library for inviting me to teach a seminar on book marketing.  Last Saturday, I talked through some basic book marketing strategies with a small but energetic crowd.

To my surprise, there was a spectrum of experience levels there, which provided great fodder for Q&A.  From those just beginning to explore the self-publishing process, to authors published by small presses, we had a lot of great cases to explore.

Specifically, thank you to Whitney at the Bexley Library for arranging the seminar, and for making me feel at home.  And thank you to all of the attendees for coming out and being a great audience, I hope it was a valuable experience for you.

Ohioana Book Festival

I’ll be moderating a panel at the Ohioana Book Festival this afternoon.  Join me at 12:30 for “First Edition: Fiction.”

Find more information about the festival at www.OhioanaBookFestival.org.

The Ohioana Book Festival features the work of Ohio authors, and is run in part by the State of Ohio Library.