Author: Evone Jeffries

Ready for NaNoWriMo 2017? Let’s Prep Saturday, October 21, at Cleveland Public Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for many people it means writing, writing, and more writing, until they have written 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. Now in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a new/original work in 30 days—between 12:00 a.m. November 1 and 11:59 p.m. …

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Cook, Kacy

Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Kacy Cook was born in Columbus, Ohio, the second of six children. Her father was a federal agent, and her mother was an artist and dress designer. Kacy still lives in Columbus and has three grown children. Since attending Ohio State University, Kacy has worked in journalism and publishing. In addition, …

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Condon, George

Born: November 6, 1916 Died: October 7, 2011 Ohio connection: Former Resident Lakewood George E. Condon was a journalist, author and historian born in Fall River, Massachusetts, but who grew up in the Irish neighborhoods of Cleveland’s near West Side.  Condon and his family moved to Cleveland in 1927, when he was 11 years old. He attended …

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Compton, Arthur Holly

Born: September 10, 1892 Died: March 15, 1962 Ohio connection: Birth Wooster Arthur Holly Compton, son of Elias and Otelia Catherine (Augspurger) Compton, was born in 1892 in Wooster, Ohio. His father was a Presbyterian minister, and professor of philosophy and dean at the College of Wooster. Six members of the Compton family eventually received a total of …

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Collins, Martha

Born: November 25, 1940 Ohio connection: Resident Oberlin Poet, translator, and editor, Martha Collins was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1940. She earned a B.A. at Stanford University and holds a PhD. from the University of Iowa.  She has published books of poetry, including Admit One: An American Scrapbook, Day Unto Day, White Papers, and Blue Front, …

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Why Superman Matters? Award-Winning Comic Book Writer Mark Waid Will Answer in Lecture at Lake Erie College October 11, 2017

Why Superman Matters? Award-Winning Comic Book Writer Mark Waid Will Answer in Lecture at Lake Erie College October 11, 2017

Perhaps you’ve already seen “From Cleveland to Krypton,” the Superman exhibit running currently at Cleveland Public Library, and were impressed by the amount of influence this beloved American icon has had–and continues to have–in our culture.  Maybe you left the exhibit wondering why it is that Superman, who has been incarnated in varying images since …

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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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