“Rut-Busting” Workshop Provided Advice to Writers of All Levels

In preparation for National Novel Writing Month in November, the Literature Department/Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library hosted a workshop for writers.  Local author Nancy Christie provided insights drawn from her personal experience and information offered in her award-winning book Rut-Busting Book for Writers.  The day was sunny and the turnout was  warm as those …

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2018 National Book Awards Finalists

The 25 finalists for this year’s National Book Awards have officially been announced!   Finalists for Fiction: Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man Graywolf Press Lauren Groff, Florida Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking Soho Press Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers Viking Books / Penguin Random House Sigrid Nunez, The Friend Riverhead Books / …

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Dayton Literary Prize: 2018 Winners & Runner-Ups

Dayton Literary Prize: 2018 Winners & Runner-Ups

Recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, The Dayton Literary Foundation has announced the winners and runner-ups for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction. Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the only international literary peace prize awarded …

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OCFB Interviews: Poet and Journalist Lee Chilcote

This month OCFB interviews Lee Chilcote.  Lee is founder and executive director of Literary Cleveland, whose mission is to “help create and nurture a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio.” Lee is  a teacher, an essayist and journalist whose articles have appeared in national and international publications.  And, Lee Chilcote is a poet. Lee’s first poetry collection, The …

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Ohio Center for the Book at the 18th Annual National Book Festival

National Book Festival 2018 has ended and, according to officials at the Library of Congress, a sponsor of the festival since 2001, tens of thousands of readers of all ages attended this year’s festival. Held September 1, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., it is estimated to have been the largest …

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Rut-Busting for Writers Workshop with author Nancy Christie, Saturday, October 6 at CPL Main

Prep for National Novel Writing Month and Beyond with Author Nancy Christie Rut-Busting for Writers Workshop DATE: Saturday, October 6, 2018 TIME: 4:00 -5:30 p.m. Location: Literature Department, Main Library, 2nd FL Are you in a rut with your writing? Do you need tips on how to jump-start your creativity for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) …

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Cleveland Public Poetry: Featuring MaxWell Shell, Saturday, September 15, 2018

On Saturday, September 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m., Ohio Center for the Book and Cleveland Public Library invite you to celebrate the changing of the season amidst the readings of written and spoken-word poetry with our special guest reader poet and musician MaxWell Shell. The mic will open for others to read an original or …

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Dayton Literary Peace Prize: 2018 Finalists

Dayton Literary Peace Prize: 2018 Finalists

Recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, The Dayton Literary Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.  Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP) is the only international literary peace prize …

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