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Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards have recognized important contributions to our understanding of the diversity of human cultures. Today it remains the only American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity.  On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Cleveland Foundation announced the winners of the 80th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.  The winners will be honored in Cleveland on September 10, 2015, at a ceremony in the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. For more information, go to www.anisfield-wolf.org, and click on the image above to print/download the press release.

2015 Winners
Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings. Fiction
Richard S. Dunn, A Tale of Two Plantations. Non-Fiction
Jericho Brown, The New Testament. Poetry
Marilyn Chin, Hard Love Province. Poetry
David Brion Davis, Lifetime Achievement

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Join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015, for our latest installment of Cleveland Public Poetry.  We are pleased to present Caryl Pagel as our featured poet. The author of the  collections Twice Told and Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death, Pagel is currently the Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

The reading will begin at 1:00 P.M. in the Literature Department of Cleveland Public LIbrary's Main Library, 325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.  There will be an open mic session following Caryl Pagel's reading. 

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with James Shea and Catherine Wing at Mitchell's Ice Cream in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood at 1867 West 25th St. on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 7:00 P.M.

Nationally recognized Ohio poets James Shea and Catherine Wing will visit Mitchell's Ice Cream in Ohio City to read their poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. James Shea will launch his newly released collection of poems, The Lost Novel.

FREE ice cream for all who attend!



This program is in partnership with Mac's Backs Books who will have both books for sale at the event.
 

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