Folk & Fiction Columbus: Call for Readers!

Hey CCC friends and members!  The next Columbus Folk and Fiction event is set for April 26th  from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Java Central Café in Westerville.  Ohio authors will share the stage with local singer-songwriters in what is turning out to be one of the most creative things happening in Columbus! We are now recruiting authors to read at the April event.

Here’s the deal:

  • We’re looking for complete short stories that have been published. It is not necessary for the story to have appeared in a CCC anthology – it just needs to have been published somewhere – although we reserve the right to give priority to those stories that have appeared in a CCC anthology.
  • The story can be any genre as long as it is appropriate for a coffee house audience on a Sunday afternoon!
  • The story should ideally take no less than 15 minutes and no longer than 25 minutes to read in its entirety.

If you’d like to be part of sharing your creative gifts with the world at a ridiculously cool event, please submit your short story for consideration today! We’ve got 2-3 slots available, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis (unless for some reason your submission does not meet the above criteria).

To be considered as a reader at this event, email your story to Chris at:

Folk & Fiction is a free event hosted by Columbus Creative Cooperative. The events feature Ohio authors reading their published short stories and local singer-songwriters performing their original tunes. The readers and musical acts take turns performing, with a brief break built in at the midway point of the show. There are typically two or three authors and two musical acts performing at each event.

Join the Facebook event here.

One of the musical performers at the next Folk & Fiction is Lauren Tucker. Do yourself a huge favor and check her out. Lauren is part of a songwriting group that is sponsored by the Columbus Songwriters Association and has impressed even the most seasoned songwriting vets in the group. She’s written some haunting and soulful tunes that she’s performed during open mic nights. And the reason you absolutely must come and see Lauren? She’s fourteen! If you closed your eyes and just listened to her tunes, you’d never guess it. You’ve got to hear it to believe it!

Java Central is a great venue and a terrific supporter of the arts. Arrive early, get a tasty drink and check out the art hanging throughout the coffee house.

Questions about Folk & Fiction, or interested in performing? Email Chris at

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