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1st October 2022 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm Toledo, OH

Join us for the First Annual Goth Gala! A glamorous evening with dinner, dancing, live art, and silent auction benefiting teen literacy!

Proceeds to directly benefit the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival.

Keynote speaker Dirk Manning, writer/creator of comic series such as the supernatural noir Tales of Mr. Rhee, the genre-bending horror anthology Nightmare World, Buried But Not Dead, Twiztid Haunted High-Ons (nominated for three Ringo Awards, including Best Humor Comic of 2020), Hope, Butts in Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story, Love Stories (to Die For), and The Adventures of Cthulhu Jr. & Dastardly Dirk. Now predominantly publishing with Source Point Press, Dirk was an early adapter in using crowdfunding to launch pre-sales of his comics and graphic novels.

Saturday, October 1, 2022


Doors Open at 6:00pm

Black Carpet Photo Opportunity – 6:00pm

Take a picture with Robert Vantivelt’s Edgar Allen Poe and/or Ravens!

Live Art, Silent Auction, & Drinks – 6:15pm

Robert Vantivelt and Merrill Rainey will be creating at the Sofia Quintero Galleria

Silent Auction Items will be available for bidding in the Sofia Quintero Galleria

Drinks will be available in the Sofia Quintero Event Center and can be taken to the Galleria

Dinner & Keynote – 7:00pm

Dirk Manning will speak about the importance of teen reading

A Gothic inspired meal will be provided in the Sofia Quintero Event Center

Art Auction, Music, & Dancing – 8:00pm

Bid on the items created at the event, and enjoy music provided by DJ Shellie Shell

Closing – 8:45pm

$100 – $800 Tickets are sold in sets of 2 or full tables of 8 or 10

Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival & JustWrite Ohio

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Sophia Quintero Art & Cultural Center

1222 Broadway St
Toledo, Ohio 43609 United States
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