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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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Crouse, Russel

Born: February 20, 1893 Died: April 3, 1966 Ohio connection: Birth Findlay Born in Findlay, Ohio on February 20, 1893, Russel M. Crouse worked for nearly 20 years as a reporter for newspapers in Kansas City, Cincinnati, and New York and was well known for his sharp wit and outrageous puns. Crouse had written four plays by …

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When the News was New

July 31st, 2018 will mark the 200th anniversary of the first edition of the Cleaveland Gazette & Commercial Register. To celebrate the event, Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with Cleveland State University, will host an exhibit at the Main Library Building on the 2nd floor until the end of November. Come learn about the storied history Cleveland has with print …

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“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry”: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas at City Club of Cleveland

“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas LOCATION: The City Club of Cleveland DATE: Friday, August 3, 2018 TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The City Club of Cleveland will be hosting “Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio’s poet laureate, Dave Lucas on Friday, August 3, from noon until …

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