Category: Read More Posts

Congratulations to 2018 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast/Cleveland Region Finalists

On Saturday, February 24, 2018, 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 Semifinals. in the Louis Stokes Auditorium. It was a day where five students performed in an auditorium before a general audience that included family …

Read More Congratulations to 2018 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast/Cleveland Region Finalists

Spring 2018 Literary Festival Wednesday, April 11 to Friday, April 13, 2018 at Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences

Since 1986, The Spring Literary Festival has featured some of the world’s finest, most distinguished writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The three-day festival is held in April on the Ohio University main campus in Athens, OH. The festival is sponsored by the Creative Writing program in the English Department and is generously funded by …

Read More Spring 2018 Literary Festival Wednesday, April 11 to Friday, April 13, 2018 at Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences

Giovanni, Nikki

Born: June 7, 1943 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Yolanda Cornelia Giovanni, Jr. was born on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., and was called “Nikki” by her younger sister early on. The family relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio; but Giovanni remained close to her outspoken grandmother, making frequent trips to Knoxville and spending some of her …

Read More Giovanni, Nikki

2018 Poetry Out Loud: Cleveland/N.E. Ohio Semifinal at Cleveland Public Library, February 24

Listen to the Words . . . On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, will host the Poetry Out Loud NE Ohio Regional Semifinals at 3:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Auditorium at Cleveland Public Library, 525 Superior Avenue. This …

Read More 2018 Poetry Out Loud: Cleveland/N.E. Ohio Semifinal at Cleveland Public Library, February 24

Giblin, James Cross

Born: July 8, 1933 Died: April 10, 2016 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Publisher, editor, and award-winning children’s book author James Cross Giblin was born in Cleveland, but was raised in Painesville, Ohio. After receiving his B.A. in 1954 from Case Western Reserve University, he settled in New York City, earning his MFA at Columbia in 1955. Initially pursuing …

Read More Giblin, James Cross

Gibans, Nina Freedlander

Born: July 30, 1932 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Nina Freedlander Gibans was born July 30, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio to Samuel O. (a surgeon) and Adeline (a teacher) Freedlander. She married James David Gibans in 1955 and they have four children and four grandchildren. She attended Wellesley College, 1950-52, and earned a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1954. Her M.A. was earned …

Read More Gibans, Nina Freedlander

“Coffee and Comics”: Free Comics-Making Workshops In March, with Sequoia Bostick, Amalia DeGirolamo & Tony Isabella

“Coffee and Comics”: Free Comics-Making Workshops In March, with Sequoia Bostick, Amalia DeGirolamo & Tony Isabella

Cleveland Public Library and the Ohio Center for the Book present “Coffee and Comics,” comics-making workshops hosted by Rising Star Coffee. March 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Rising Star Coffee Roastery (at the Hildebrant Building),  3617 Walton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.  For more information call 216.623.2881 FREE COMICS-MAKING WORKSHOPS Join these comics creators at the …

Read More “Coffee and Comics”: Free Comics-Making Workshops In March, with Sequoia Bostick, Amalia DeGirolamo & Tony Isabella

A New Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Will Begin March 1, 2018

A New Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Will Begin March 1, 2018

Welcome to the Twilight Zone! In this series we will explore dystopian worlds far off (and some much like our own), alien civilizations, cyborgs, and imagined futures. Join us as we explore science fiction comics with our Guest Reader, Valentino Zullo. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, March – May 2018 | 4:00 PM Literature Department, 2nd …

Read More A New Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Will Begin March 1, 2018