Author: Evone Jeffries

Cleveland Public Poetry, An Open Mic Poetry Reading Series: “Speak Out!” Poetry Slam On Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cleveland Public Poetry, An Open Mic Poetry Reading Series: “Speak Out!” Poetry Slam On Saturday, August 19, 2017

Slam: a heavy blow or impact, this is one definition of the word, according to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. To slam something—anything—is an act that normally receives one’s immediate and undivided attention. Unlike a typical open mic poetry reading, a slam poet must seize the audience’s attention and captivate them with his/her words. In short: to “slam” poetry is …

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Student Winners Read, Honored at Ohio’s 2017 Letters About Literature Ceremony

Student Winners Read, Honored at Ohio’s 2017 Letters About Literature Ceremony

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with and in cooperation with affiliate state centers for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre– …

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FREE Comic Book Day at Cleveland Public Library: Saturday, May 6, 2017

FREE Comic Book Day at Cleveland Public Library: Saturday, May 6, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, beginning at 12:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Library is celebrating the 16th anniversary of Comic Book Day!  Visit participating CPL branches where you will have a chance to celebrate all your favorite comics and characters, enjoy super-heroic activities and pick up a free comic book to add to your collection (while supplies …

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Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, An Exhibit, Opens May 6 at Cleveland Public Library

Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, An Exhibit, Opens May 6 at Cleveland Public Library

The Cleveland Public Library is renowned for its special collections—the unique treasures acquired through the generosity of donations. Once again the Library is the recipient of a substantial gift: The Mike Curtis Collection of Superman Memorabilia. Mike Curtis, writer of the syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip, is the third largest collector of Superman memorabilia in the United States. …

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“Read Ohio” Author Talk at AHA! Festival 2017

“Read Ohio” Author Talk at AHA! Festival 2017

On June 7, 8 and 9, 2017 Cleveland State University inaugurates Arts and Humanities Alive!  (AHA!) Festival.  The AHA! Festival brings world renowned authors, performers and celebrities for a celebration of Storytelling and a wide ranging exploration of what our stories tell us about ourselves. On the first day of the AHA! Festival, which is …

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Bujold, Lois McMaster

Born: November 2, 1949 Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Lois McMaster Bujold, winner of numerous Nebula and Hugo awards for her outstanding science fiction and fantasy writing, was born on November 2, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio. She credits her father, Robert Charles McMaster, a former engineering professor at The Ohio State University, for introducing her to science fiction …

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Brady, Philip

Born: August 15, 1955 Ohio connection: Resident Youngstown Poet, publisher, educator and writer Phillip Brady was born August 15, 1955 and raised in New York City.  Brady received a B.A. from Bucknell University, M.A.’s from the University of Delaware and San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. in English from SUNY Binghamton; he has been an …

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Boyle, Kay

Born: February 19, 1902 Died: December 27, 1992 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Kay Boyle was a versatile writer, educator and political activist.  She was twice awarded Guggenheim fellowships and won the O. Henry Award for best short story of the year (“The White Horses of Vienna”) in 1935 and again (“Defeat”) in 1941.  Boyle has …

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