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Cleveland Public Poetry: Featuring MaxWell Shell, Saturday, September 15, 2018

On Saturday, September 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m., Ohio Center for the Book and Cleveland Public Library invite you to celebrate the changing of the season amidst the readings of written and spoken-word poetry with our special guest reader poet and musician MaxWell Shell. The mic will open for others to read an original or …

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Curry, Jane Louise

Born: September 24, 1932 Ohio connection: Birth East Liverpool The daughter of William Jack, Jr., and Helen Margaret (Willis) Curry, Jane Louise Curry was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio (the location of her novel for young people, The Lotus Cup). She grew up in a “family compound”, with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all living …

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Dayton Literary Peace Prize: 2018 Finalists

Dayton Literary Peace Prize: 2018 Finalists

Recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, The Dayton Literary Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.  Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP) is the only international literary peace prize …

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Crusie, Jennifer

Born: September 17, 1949 Ohio connection: Birth Wapakoneta Novelist, essayist, editor, and educator Jennifer Crusie is an award-winning author of romance novels, short stories, and literary criticism. The author of more than 20 books, her work has been published in more than 15 countries and has earned a place on many bestseller lists including the …

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Writers & Readers Facebook Live Book Club with CPL

Book lovers from Cleveland Public Library (CPL) and Literary Cleveland will discuss Benjamin Percy’s fiction, comics, and essays in anticipation of his appearance in Cleveland on August 3rd and 4th. Pull up a chair (and a book) and join this literary chat! 12:00 noon Monday, July 30th. In partnership with Literary Cleveland and in celebration of …

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Gold, Herbert

Born: March 9, 1924 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Herbert Gold was born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 9, 1924, the eldest of the four sons of Samuel S. Gold and Frieda (Frankel) Gold. When he was in grade school, a teacher, Ruth Collins, told him that he would be a writer, and this impressed the boy so …

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Glaser, Elton

Born: January 13, 1945 Ohio connection: Birth Akron A longtime resident of Ohio, poet Elton Glaser was born and raised in Louisiana.  He earned an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Glaser’s collections of poetry include Relics (1984); Tropical Depressions(1988), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize; Color Photographs of the Ruins (1992); Winter Amnesties (2000); and Pelican Tracks(2003). His sixth collection, Here and …

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Crumb, Robert

Born: August 30, 1943 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cleveland Robert Crumb, cartoonist, graphic artist, and editor is recognized as a pioneer in the underground comics movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Crumb’s work displays nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture. His …

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