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Abbott, Tony

Born: October 26, 1952 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Tony Abbott was born in Cleveland, Ohio. The son of teachers, when he was eight, his family relocated to Fairfield, Connecticut, where his father became a university professor of American history.  Abbott graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in English Literature.  Reading bedtime stories …

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William, Allen

Born: September 8, 1940 Ohio connection: Resident Columbus Born in Dallas, Texas, and writing since the age of twelve, William Allen has interests that include fiction and nonfiction, history, humor, nature, and regional writing about his Texas background. Allen attended universities in Texas, California, and Iowa, and has taught creative writing at The Ohio State …

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Abbott, Lee K.

Born: October 17, 1947 Ohio connection: Resident Columbus Lee Kittredge Abbott, writer and educator, has been a professor of English for more than three decades, teaching at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio for twelve years before transferring to Ohio State University in 1989 where he taught until his retirement in 2012.  Abbott was born in the Panama Canal …

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A New Get Graphic! Book Discussion Series Begins Thursday, June 4, 2015

A New Get Graphic! Book Discussion Series Begins Thursday, June 4, 2015

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a superhero would have a traumatic origin story.  We must ask, though, why are these origins always filled with such suffering? And how do these superheroes learn to work with their painful histories as they protect and transform the world around them? We will ask these questions and …

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Brown Bag Book Clubs at Main Library Featuring AWBA-Winning Titles with Guest Reader Valentino Zullo Begin Wednesday, June 10, 2015

On June 10, 2015, Ohio Center for the Book (OCFB) at Cleveland Public Library will begin a series of lunchtime book club discussions with guest reader Valentino Zullo, featuring Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA) winning titles. One book discussion will be held each month, June through August 2015, on Wednesdays at noon, and will take place …

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OCFB Book Set Titles on Race Available for ‘It’s Time to Talk:’ Book Clubs

  Cleveland Public Library (CPL) is “The People’s University,” the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community. CPL’s vision is to be the driving force behind a powerful culture of learning that will inspire Clevelanders from all walks of life to continually learn, share and seek out new knowledge in ways that are …

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