Authors hold in-person and online book discussions, book signings


• Ann Hagedorn: The author of “Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad” will appear in person at 7 p.m. on February 16, in the auditorium of Jones Middle School, 2100 Arlington Ave., Upper Arlington. Hagedorn will discuss stories of his research on one of the main Underground Railroad arteries through Ripley, Ohio. A question-and-answer period and a signing session will follow. General admission tickets are $20. Masks are compulsory for all participants. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to For more information, call 614-470-2610.

• Daniel Rose: The author and inspirational speaker will launch his seventh book, ‘The Power of Regret’, at an in-person and live stream event at 7 p.m. on February 17, at the Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley. Pink will be in conversation with Pelotonia CEO Doug Ulman to discuss why regret can be a misunderstood yet potentially valuable emotion. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of Pink’s new book. Online tickets without a copy of the book are $10. Those attending in person must show proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test and masks are required. For more information, visit event sponsor Gramercy Books’ website,

• Hanif Abdurraqib and Peter Kahn: The editors of “Respect the Mic,” a 20-year anthology of poetry by students of Chicago’s Oak Park River Forest High School Spoken Word Club, will appear in a free in-person and online event presented by Gramercy Books, 2424 E. Main St., Bexley, at 7 p.m. on February 19. The event will be hosted by Steven Waddell, educator and former member of the Spoken Word Club. Those attending in person must wear a mask and show proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test. To register, go to

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