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Choose to Read Ohio Booklist for 2019 & 2020

On April 12, 2018 The State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association, and Ohio Center for the Book announced selections for Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) 2019 and 2020. Announced biennially, the booklist contains 20 titles representative for all ages that highlight the diverse literature published by Ohio authors. CTRO promotes reading across Ohio by encouraging Ohioans of all …

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2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Are Announced

The Cleveland Foundation recently announced recipients for the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA). Edith Anisfield-Wolf, a former Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustee, established AWBA in 1935; it is the only juried book prize that addresses racism and diversity of cultures. The 83rd AWBA  winners are: Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor, Poetry N. Scott Momaday, …

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April is National Poetry Month: Celebrate with Cleveland Public Library

I don’t recall the first time I heard poetry—undoubtedly it was as a toddler, listening to a Mother Goose nursery rhyme. (You, too?) I do remember the first time I was stirred by a work of verse and ever since my appreciation for this ancient, and most universal, form of human expression has been steadfast. During April we have …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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