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YWCA’s Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge: March 1-29, 2019

A trusted organization, the history of the YWCA is widely known. Its ongoing mission towards eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, has generated many programs reflecting the organization’s dedication to that mission. The YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s actions toward progress has led to programs like It’s Time to Talk. …

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Cleveland Public Poetry: Poetry of Love, Thursday, February 14, Featuring Kisha Nicole Foster

Cleveland Public LibraryLiterature Department, 2nd FloorMain Library, 325 Superior Ave.12:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2019 Come share an original or classic poem that celebrates the romantic tradition of Valentine’s Day. Foster’s latest collection is titled Blood Work  (Outlandish Press, 2018). After a Q&A, the mic will open for others. If you don’t want to read, that’s …

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2019 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Region Semifinals Held at Cleveland Public Library

A very special thank you to John Skrtic, Director, Main Library & Research, whose support made this year’s event at Cleveland Public Library possible. On Saturday, February 2, 2019 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 …

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Cleveland Public Poetry Begins 2019 Season with Poet E. F. Schraeder

Cleveland Public Library Literature Department, 2nd Floor Main Library, 325 Superior Ave. Saturday, January 19, 2018 | 12:00 PM Join us as we begin our public poetry readings for 2019. On Saturday, January 19 at 12:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Poetry open mic poetry reading series will feature E. F. Schraeder. After a Q&A, the mic …

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Doerr, Anthony

Born: October 27, 1973 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Anthony Doerr, also known as Tony Doerr, was born October 27, 1973, in Cleveland, Ohio. In high school, he developed an interest in writing, and by the time he was in his mid-twenties, Doerr was submitting his work to magazines for publication. Although his mother was a high school …

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Greene, Bob

Born: March 10, 1947  Ohio connection: Birth  Columbus Robert Bernard Greene, Jr., son of Robert Bernard and Phyllis Ann (Harmon) Greene, was born in 1947 in Columbus, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Journalism from Northwestern University in 1969. He married Susan Bonet Koebel in 1971, and they have two children. Greene worked as a reporter for …

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Foster, Linda Nemec

Born: May 29, 1950 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Linda Nemec Foster is the granddaughter of Polish immigrants, a fact that informs her poetry in the volume Amber Necklace from Gdansk. In 2003 Foster was named the first poet laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in honor of her body of work and her efforts to promote a love of …

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Drew, Elizabeth

Born: November 16, 1935 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Elizabeth Drew was born Elizabeth Brenner, daughter of William J. and Estelle (Jacobs) Brenner, in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1957. In 1964 she married J. Patterson Drew, and also began doing freelance writing. She became the Washington editor for the Atlantic Monthly in …

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