Author: Evone Jeffries

“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry”: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas at City Club of Cleveland

“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas LOCATION: The City Club of Cleveland DATE: Friday, August 3, 2018 TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The City Club of Cleveland will be hosting “Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio’s poet laureate, Dave Lucas on Friday, August 3, from noon until …

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PBS’ The Great American Read: Voting Ends 10/18/18; Which Book Gets Your Vote?

Do you have a favorite book—one that moved you, inspired you, and had a direct impact on your life?  Yours, and the favorite book of many others, might be the best-loved book in America.  Last month, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) launched the special premier episode of the “The Great American Read,” where it was revealed the …

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ITT Book Discussion – Citizen: An American Lyric

Join us for an “It’s Time to Talk” book club discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. WHEN: Mondays, July 9 & 30, 2018 TIME: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Cleveland Public Library, Literature Department, 2nd FL It’s Time to Talk discussion groups offer a unique experience for those willing to engage in conversations around the …

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Library of Congress Announces National Winners of Letters About Literature 2018

On May 29, the Library of Congress announced the 2018 winners of Letters About Literature, it’s national reading-writing competition for young people in grades 4-12. Now in its 26th year, the competition encourages students of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands to enter the annual competition, where they write to an author about how …

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Cleveland Public Poetry: Featuring Kathy Fagan Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cleveland Public Poetry Open Mic Poetry Readings Special Guest Reader: Poet Kathy Fagan Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 Time: Noon-1:00 p.m. Location: Literature Department, Main Library, 2nd FL Award-winning poet Kathy Fagan will read from her work beginning 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in the Literature Department. The reading is free and open to the …

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Shelley Pearsall’s “The Seventh Most Important Thing” Selected for 2018 National Book Festival’s 52 Great Reads

Each year a list of books representing the literary heritage of the affiliates of the Library of Congress Center for the Book is distributed by the Center for the Book during the National Book Festival in Washington, D. C.  The books on this list are by authors representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and …

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2017-2018 Letters About Literature Winners

The Library of Congress Center for the Book and the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library invite students in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, the annual national reading-writing contest. Students living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are encouraged to enter the annual competition, where they read a …

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Choose to Read Ohio Booklist for 2019 & 2020

On April 12, 2018 The State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association, and Ohio Center for the Book announced selections for Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) 2019 and 2020. Announced biennially, the booklist contains 20 titles representative for all ages that highlight the diverse literature published by Ohio authors. CTRO promotes reading across Ohio by encouraging Ohioans of all …

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