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Cleveland Inkubator, N.E. Ohio’s Largest FREE Annual Festival for Writers & Readers is Set for Mon. July 24 – Sat. July 29, 2017

Cleveland Inkubator, N.E. Ohio’s Largest FREE Annual Festival for Writers & Readers is Set for Mon. July 24 – Sat. July 29, 2017

From Literary Cleveland News Release, dated June 19, 2017: Literary Cleveland, a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing a vibrant community of readers and writers in Northeast Ohio, is hosting the third annual Cleveland Inkubator in partnership with Cleveland Public Library from Monday July 24th – Saturday July 29th. Cleveland Inkubator, Northeast Ohio’s largest free annual …

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Brown, Fredric

Born: October 29, 1906 Died: March 11, 1972 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Fredric Brown was born in 1906 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father, S. Karl Lewis, was a newspaperman and his mother, Emma Amelia, was a homemaker. Brown’s early life was difficult. His mother passed away in 1920, when he was fourteen years old. His father …

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Bromfield, Louis

Born: December 27, 1896 Died: March 18, 1956 Ohio connection: Birth Mansfield Louis Bromfield, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist, Hollywood screenwriter, and farmer, was born on December 27, 1896, in Mansfield, Ohio. Having lived on his grandfather’s farm his last year in high school and proud of his family’s rural beginnings, Bromfield attended Cornell University Agricultural College in 1914 …

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Brinkley, Douglas

Born: December 14, 1960 Ohio connection: Former Resident Perrysburg Historian Douglas Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but raised in Perrysburg, Ohio. He completed his bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University and received his doctorate in U.S. Diplomatic History from Georgetown University in 1989. Brinkley then spent a year at both the U.S. Naval Academy and …

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Budbill, David

Born: June 13, 1940 Died: September 25, 2016 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland David Budbill was born in Cleveland in 1940 to a streetcar driver and a minister’s daughter. He is the author of seven books of poems, eight plays, a novel, a collection of short stories, a picture book for children, dozens of essays, introductions, …

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“Read Ohio” with Composer, Poet Janice Lowe to Kick Off Cleveland Inkubator 2017

“Read Ohio” with Composer, Poet Janice Lowe to Kick Off Cleveland Inkubator 2017

On Monday July 24, 2017, Literary Cleveland, in partnership with the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library, will host Read Ohio, an author talk and book discussion series.  Composer and poet Janice Lowe, author of Leaving CLE: Poems of Nomadic Dispersal  will perform with a full band at Bop Stop at the …

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Cleveland Public Poetry, An Open Mic Poetry Reading Series: “Speak Out!” Poetry Slam On Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cleveland Public Poetry, An Open Mic Poetry Reading Series: “Speak Out!” Poetry Slam On Saturday, August 19, 2017

Slam: a heavy blow or impact, this is one definition of the word, according to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. To slam something—anything—is an act that normally receives one’s immediate and undivided attention. Unlike a typical open mic poetry reading, a slam poet must seize the audience’s attention and captivate them with his/her words. In short: to “slam” poetry is …

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Student Winners Read, Honored at Ohio’s 2017 Letters About Literature Ceremony

Student Winners Read, Honored at Ohio’s 2017 Letters About Literature Ceremony

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with and in cooperation with affiliate state centers for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre– …

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FREE Comic Book Day at Cleveland Public Library: Saturday, May 6, 2017

FREE Comic Book Day at Cleveland Public Library: Saturday, May 6, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, beginning at 12:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Library is celebrating the 16th anniversary of Comic Book Day!  Visit participating CPL branches where you will have a chance to celebrate all your favorite comics and characters, enjoy super-heroic activities and pick up a free comic book to add to your collection (while supplies …

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