Author: Evone Jeffries

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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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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Boyer, Dwight

Born: November 18, 1912 Died: October 15, 1978 Ohio connection: Birth Elyria It was perhaps fate that an Elyria native, born in the same year as the tragic sinking of the Titanic, should devote his life to authoring books about life and death on board ships. Dwight Boyer was born in Elyria, Ohio on November …

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Burnett, William Riley

Born: November 25, 1899 Died: April 25, 1982 Ohio connection: Birth Springfield Although an author of Westerns and a successful screenwriter, William Riley Burnett is best known as the originator of the gangster novel. The underworld icons of sleek cars, flashy clothes, bootleg liquor, and tommy guns find their origins in Burnett’s first novel, Little Caesar (1929). …

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Congratulations to 2017 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast Region Finalists

Congratulations to 2017 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast Region Finalists

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the weather was pleasant, mild—certainly not your typical winter day in Cleveland, Ohio. However, for 10 high school students and an audience that included their family members and teachers who gathered at the Cleveland Public Library, the day contained just the right atmosphere for an exceptional  event. To view/print/download the program, …

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