Author: Evone Jeffries

2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Are Announced

The Cleveland Foundation recently announced recipients for the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA). Edith Anisfield-Wolf, a former Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustee, established AWBA in 1935; it is the only juried book prize that addresses racism and diversity of cultures. The 83rd AWBA  winners are: Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor, Poetry N. Scott Momaday, …

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April is National Poetry Month: Celebrate with Cleveland Public Library

I don’t recall the first time I heard poetry—undoubtedly it was as a toddler, listening to a Mother Goose nursery rhyme. (You, too?) I do remember the first time I was stirred by a work of verse and ever since my appreciation for this ancient, and most universal, form of human expression has been steadfast. During April we have …

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Congratulations to 2018 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast/Cleveland Region Finalists

On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB), in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, hosted the Poetry Out Loud Northeast/Cleveland Ohio Regional Semifinals. in the Louis Stokes Auditorium. It was a day where five students performed in an auditorium before a general audience that included family …

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Giovanni, Nikki

Born: June 7, 1943 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Yolanda Cornelia Giovanni, Jr. was born on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., and was called “Nikki” by her younger sister early on. The family relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio; but Giovanni remained close to her outspoken grandmother, making frequent trips to Knoxville and spending some of her …

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2018 Poetry Out Loud: Cleveland/N.E. Ohio Semifinal at Cleveland Public Library, February 24

Listen to the Words . . . On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, will host the Poetry Out Loud NE Ohio Regional Semifinals at 3:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Auditorium at Cleveland Public Library, 525 Superior Avenue. This …

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Giblin, James Cross

Born: July 8, 1933 Died: April 10, 2016 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Publisher, editor, and award-winning children’s book author James Cross Giblin was born in Cleveland, but was raised in Painesville, Ohio. After receiving his B.A. in 1954 from Case Western Reserve University, he settled in New York City, earning his MFA at Columbia in 1955. Initially pursuing …

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Gibans, Nina Freedlander

Born: July 30, 1932 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Nina Freedlander Gibans was born July 30, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio to Samuel O. (a surgeon) and Adeline (a teacher) Freedlander. She married James David Gibans in 1955 and they have four children and four grandchildren. She attended Wellesley College, 1950-52, and earned a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1954. Her M.A. was earned …

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“Coffee and Comics”: Free Comics-Making Workshops In March, with Sequoia Bostick, Amalia DeGirolamo & Tony Isabella

“Coffee and Comics”: Free Comics-Making Workshops In March, with Sequoia Bostick, Amalia DeGirolamo & Tony Isabella

Cleveland Public Library and the Ohio Center for the Book present “Coffee and Comics,” comics-making workshops hosted by Rising Star Coffee. March 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Rising Star Coffee Roastery (at the Hildebrant Building),  3617 Walton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.  For more information call 216.623.2881 FREE COMICS-MAKING WORKSHOPS Join these comics creators at the …

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