Author: Evone Jeffries

Dove, Rita

Born: August 28, 1952 Ohio connection: Birth Akron The first African American, as well as the youngest individual, to be awarded the post of United States poet laureate (1993-95), Rita Dove desires to make poetry more appealing to the general reader. She was born on August 28, 1952, in Akron, Ohio, into a highly-educated family whose house …

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Winners: 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Cleveland Foundation recently announced recipients for the 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA). Edith Anisfield-Wolf, a former Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustee, established AWBA in 1935; it is the only juried book prize that addresses racism and diversity of cultures. The 84th AWBA winners are: Tracy K. Smith, Wade in the Water, Poetry Sonia Sanchez, Lifetime Achievement …

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“Comics and the Clinic,” A Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Club Series for Spring 2019

Get Graphic! with the Ohio Center for the Book, a graphic novel book discussion series at Cleveland Public Library, begins another series for spring 2019. Join us for book discussions the first and third Thursdays each month, March through May, at 4:00 p.m., in the Literature Department at the Main Library, 325 Superior Ave., 2nd …

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Cleveland Public Poetry with Poet Maggie Smith Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Cleveland Public Poetry with Poet Maggie Smith  Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM

National Poetry MonthSpecial Reading with Poet Maggie SmithNoon-1:00 p.m.Cleveland Public Library, Literature Department, Main Library, 2nd FL April is National Poetry Month. Established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, this month-long celebration of poets and poetry’s vital place in our culture, is the world’s largest literary celebration. Join us as the Ohio Center for …

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Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Honors Women’s History Month

Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Honors Women’s History Month

The Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presents another series in the Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Club discussion series: Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster. Join us as we will celebrate the release of the Captain Marvel film with two special events during Women’s History Month. This Get Graphic! series is free …

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OCFB Book Sets & YWCA’s Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge: March 1-29, 2019

A trusted organization, the history of the YWCA is widely known. Its ongoing mission towards eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, has generated many programs reflecting the organization’s dedication to that mission. The YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s actions toward progress has led to programs like It’s Time to Talk. …

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Cleveland Public Poetry: Poetry of Love, Thursday, February 14, Featuring Kisha Nicole Foster

Cleveland Public LibraryLiterature Department, 2nd FloorMain Library, 325 Superior Ave.12:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2019 Come share an original or classic poem that celebrates the romantic tradition of Valentine’s Day. Foster’s latest collection is titled Blood Work  (Outlandish Press, 2018). After a Q&A, the mic will open for others. If you don’t want to read, that’s …

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2019 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Region Semifinals Held at Cleveland Public Library

A very special thank you to John Skrtic, Director, Main Library & Research, whose support made this year’s event at Cleveland Public Library possible. On Saturday, February 2, 2019 the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB), in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, hosted the Poetry Out Loud Northeast/Cleveland Ohio Regional …

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