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Clarke, Brock

Born: November 15, 1968 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Brockway Clarke was born November 15, 1968 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Peter Paslee (an English professor) and Elaine Giustina (a dental hygienist) Clarke. His family moved to Little Falls in upstate New York when he was three and he lived there for the next twenty-six years before moving …

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2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists Announced

2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists Announced

The impetus for The Dayton Literary Peace Prize was the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, It is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States. The Prize celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, justice, and global understanding. A winner and runner-up in fiction and nonfiction will …

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Cheng, Andrea

Born: September 19, 1957 Died: December 26, 2015 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Children’s book author and educator Andrea Cheng was born in El Paso, Texas.  The daughter of Hungarian immigrants who grew up and lived most of her life in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her two siblings grew up in an extended family, which Cheng once described …

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Read Ohio Book Talk with Authors Robin Yocum, Shelley Costa & Casey Daniels, October 26, 2017

Read Ohio Book Talk with Authors Robin Yocum, Shelley Costa & Casey Daniels, October 26, 2017

Literary Cleveland‘s Read Ohio book talk and discussion series continues with “Fictionalizing Truth.” Authors Robin Yocum, Shelley Costa, and Casey Daniels will discuss how they draw on actual places and personal experiences in creating their work.  This event will take place on Thursday, October 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th Street, Cleveland. …

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Chesnutt, Charles Waddell

Born: June 20, 1858 Died: November 15, 1932 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1858, the son of two free African Americans, Andrew Jackson and Ann Maria (Sampson) Chesnutt. The Chesnutts had moved from Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 1856. Charles’ grandparents were of mixed race, bringing a complexity to his life that was …

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Chatfield, Hale

Born: March 26, 1936 Died: November 23, 2000 Ohio connection: Former Resident Huntsburg Hale Chatfield was born in 1936 in Passaic, New Jersey, the son of Wilson Fritcher and Anne (Webster) Chatfield. He received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in 1957 and an M.A. from Rutgers University in 1963. He married Denise Zadeik in 1957, and they …

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