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Henry, O.

Born: September 11, 1862 Died: June 5, 1910 Ohio connection: Former Resident Columbus O. Henry was born William Sidney Porter, son of Algernon Sidney and Mary Jane Virginia (Swaim) Porter, in 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He changed the spelling of his middle name to Sydney in 1898. When Porter was three years old, his mother died, and …

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Hearn, Lafcadio

Born: June 27, 1850 Died: September 26, 1904 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Lafcadio Hearn, son of Charles Bush and Rosa Tessima Hearn, was born in 1850 in Leukas, Greece. He had a very unsettled childhood, with his parents divorcing when he was six, and his mother dying in a mental institution some time later. He was then …

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“My Mom Lois Lane,” an Interview with Laura Siegel Larson: Big Hit with Attendees!

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presented the program, “My Mom Lois Lane,” an interview with Laura Siegel Larson, to honor the Man of Steel’s legacy and Cleveland roots. Superman fans and admirers of From Cleveland to Krypton, An Exhibit, gathered in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium …

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YA Writers Showcase: Mindy McGinnis & Cinda Williams Chima, December 7, 2017

Literary Cleveland‘s Read Ohio book talk and discussion series concludes the 2017 season with acclaimed young adult authors Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima. The two will read from newly published work, discuss their approach to young adult writing, and engage with questions from the audience. This event will take place on Thursday, December 7 …

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A Celebration of Superman’s Cleveland Roots, December 2, 2017 at Cleveland Public Library

Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, the exhibit at Cleveland Public Library has been so popular that the run has been extended until March 31, 2018. Continuing the wonderful programming that celebrates Superman and his Cleveland legacy, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presents two special programs on Saturday, December 2, 2017, The …

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Staff Picks: We Recommend . . .

With the abundance of books available, “What should I read next?” is a question that can plague any ardent reader. Well, have no worries because nine staff members of the Literature Department / Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB) have decided to help answer that question–with Staff Picks. The Staff Picks book displays are rotating book recommendations that cover different …

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December 26 & 28, 2017 Poetry Workshop with McMahon & McNiece at “Guide to Kulchur” bookstore

Join Claire McMahon and Raymond McNiece at the “Guide to Kulchur” bookstore on Tuesday, December 26, and Thursday, December 28,2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a workshop on poetry writing that is free and open to the public. Please bring 10 copies of each of your poems that you would like to share. …

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Havighurst, Walter

Born: November 28, 1901 Died: February 3, 1984 Ohio connection: Former Resident Oxford Walter Havighurst, son of Freeman Alfred and Winifred (Weter) Havighurst, was born in 1901 in Appleton, Wisconsin. He received a B.A. from the University of Denver in 1924, and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1928. He married a writer, Marion Boyd, in 1930. After …

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