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Gold, Herbert

Born: March 9, 1924 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Herbert Gold was born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 9, 1924, the eldest of the four sons of Samuel S. Gold and Frieda (Frankel) Gold. When he was in grade school, a teacher, Ruth Collins, told him that he would be a writer, and this impressed the boy so …

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Glaser, Elton

Born: January 13, 1945 Ohio connection: Birth Akron A longtime resident of Ohio, poet Elton Glaser was born and raised in Louisiana.  He earned an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Glaser’s collections of poetry include Relics (1984); Tropical Depressions(1988), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize; Color Photographs of the Ruins (1992); Winter Amnesties (2000); and Pelican Tracks(2003). His sixth collection, Here and …

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Crumb, Robert

Born: August 30, 1943 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cleveland Robert Crumb, cartoonist, graphic artist, and editor is recognized as a pioneer in the underground comics movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Crumb’s work displays nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture. His …

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Crouse, Russel

Born: February 20, 1893 Died: April 3, 1966 Ohio connection: Birth Findlay Born in Findlay, Ohio on February 20, 1893, Russel M. Crouse worked for nearly 20 years as a reporter for newspapers in Kansas City, Cincinnati, and New York and was well known for his sharp wit and outrageous puns. Crouse had written four plays by …

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“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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