Author: Evone Jeffries

A Unique Space to Write for NaNoWriMo: Sign Up to be a Writer in the Window of Appletree Books

This November there will be many people the world over putting pen to paper and fixing fingers to keyboards, as they take up the challenge to write 50,000 words–in 30 days–for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Oh, the spaces they’ll write: in schools; in public libraries; in coffee houses and cafes; in bookstores and . . …

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Letters About Literature: Webinar for Educators

Letters About Literature will provide a free one-hour webinar for educators on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  Click here for more information and registration link. Full Description of the Event: Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or …

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McGinnis, Mindy

Born: March 18, 1979 Ohio Connection: Birth Morrow County Mindy L. McGinnis, an award-winning novelist of young adult (YA) literature, grew up in a rural town in Ohio. In 2001, she graduated magna cum laude from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio with a B. A. in English Literature and Religion. When she was in eighth grade, McGinnis …

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Ready for NaNoWriMo 2017? Let’s Prep Saturday, October 21, at Cleveland Public Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for many people it means writing, writing, and more writing, until they have written 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. Now in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a new/original work in 30 days—between 12:00 a.m. November 1 and 11:59 p.m. …

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Cook, Kacy

Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Kacy Cook was born in Columbus, Ohio, the second of six children. Her father was a federal agent, and her mother was an artist and dress designer. Kacy still lives in Columbus and has three grown children. Since attending Ohio State University, Kacy has worked in journalism and publishing. In addition, …

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Condon, George

Born: November 6, 1916 Died: October 7, 2011 Ohio connection: Former Resident Lakewood George E. Condon was a journalist, author and historian born in Fall River, Massachusetts, but who grew up in the Irish neighborhoods of Cleveland’s near West Side.  Condon and his family moved to Cleveland in 1927, when he was 11 years old. He attended …

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Compton, Arthur Holly

Born: September 10, 1892 Died: March 15, 1962 Ohio connection: Birth Wooster Arthur Holly Compton, son of Elias and Otelia Catherine (Augspurger) Compton, was born in 1892 in Wooster, Ohio. His father was a Presbyterian minister, and professor of philosophy and dean at the College of Wooster. Six members of the Compton family eventually received a total of …

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Collins, Martha

Born: November 25, 1940 Ohio connection: Resident Oberlin Poet, translator, and editor, Martha Collins was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1940. She earned a B.A. at Stanford University and holds a PhD. from the University of Iowa.  She has published books of poetry, including Admit One: An American Scrapbook, Day Unto Day, White Papers, and Blue Front, …

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Why Superman Matters? Award-Winning Comic Book Writer Mark Waid Will Answer in Lecture at Lake Erie College October 11, 2017

Why Superman Matters? Award-Winning Comic Book Writer Mark Waid Will Answer in Lecture at Lake Erie College October 11, 2017

Perhaps you’ve already seen “From Cleveland to Krypton,” the Superman exhibit running currently at Cleveland Public Library, and were impressed by the amount of influence this beloved American icon has had–and continues to have–in our culture.  Maybe you left the exhibit wondering why it is that Superman, who has been incarnated in varying images since …

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