AudioCon | Beloit Public Library

Engage the power and fun of audiobooks and the spoken word with activities all day at the Beloit Public Library. Award-winning narrators Dion Graham and Jayne Entwistle will be speaking at AudioCon 2017!

Dion Graham | Beloit Public Library

Dion Graham

Dion Graham, from HBO's The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. An Audie Award winner and critically acclaimed actor and narrator, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances and narration have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.

Jayne Entwhistle | Beloit Public Library

Jayne Entwistle

An avid improviser, Jayne Entwistle founded the improv company Big City Improv in San Francisco. She currently teaches, directs, and performs improv with Patrick Bristow’s company Improvatorium in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to improvising, Entwistle narrates audiobooks for Random House winning awards for her work on the popular Flavia De Luce series. She can be seen and heard in national commercials, animations and videogames. Website

Deb Taylor

Deb Taylor

Deborah D. Taylor, coordinator of School and Student Services at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, has been an inspiring young adult librarian and literacy advocate for years. She has read widely and enjoys listening to audiobooks for fun. Taylor was the recipient of the 2015 Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

AudioCon Schedule

Event Descriptions (PDF)

10:00 a.m.
Kickoff/Welcome | Meeting Room

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hoopla/Overdrive Training | Riverside Room 

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Listening Stations | Computer Room and at balloon locations around the library
Sponsored by Grinnell Hall Senior Center

10:15 a.m.
Dion Graham | Meeting Room
Sponsored by Brilliance Audio

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Reading with Your Ears by Deb Taylor | Meeting Room

12:00 p.m.
Break for Lunch

12:45 P.M.
Jayne Entwistle | Meeting Room
Sponsored by Penguin Random House

12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Narration Booth | Narration Room

1:30 p.m.
Reader’s Theatre performance | Meeting Room
Sponsored by Beloit Health System and Grinnell Hall Senior Center

2:15 p.m.
Great Storytelling Voice Competition | Meeting Room
Sponsored by Vonnie Adams

Free popcorn & beverages!









Brilliance Grinnell Hall
Penguin Random House  Beloit Health System
 Piggly Wiggly Docs