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Collins, Martha

Born: November 25, 1940 Ohio connection: Resident Oberlin Poet, translator, and editor, Martha Collins was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1940. She earned a B.A. at Stanford University and holds a PhD. from the University of Iowa.  She has published books of poetry, including Admit One: An American Scrapbook, Day Unto Day, White Papers, and Blue Front, …

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Why Superman Matters? Award-Winning Comic Book Writer Mark Waid Will Answer in Lecture at Lake Erie College October 11, 2017

Why Superman Matters? Award-Winning Comic Book Writer Mark Waid Will Answer in Lecture at Lake Erie College October 11, 2017

Perhaps you’ve already seen “From Cleveland to Krypton,” the Superman exhibit running currently at Cleveland Public Library, and were impressed by the amount of influence this beloved American icon has had–and continues to have–in our culture.  Maybe you left the exhibit wondering why it is that Superman, who has been incarnated in varying images since …

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Clarke, Brock

Born: November 15, 1968 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Brockway Clarke was born November 15, 1968 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Peter Paslee (an English professor) and Elaine Giustina (a dental hygienist) Clarke. His family moved to Little Falls in upstate New York when he was three and he lived there for the next twenty-six years before moving …

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2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists Announced

2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists Announced

The impetus for The Dayton Literary Peace Prize was the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, It is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States. The Prize celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, justice, and global understanding. A winner and runner-up in fiction and nonfiction will …

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Cheng, Andrea

Born: September 19, 1957 Died: December 26, 2015 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Children’s book author and educator Andrea Cheng was born in El Paso, Texas.  The daughter of Hungarian immigrants who grew up and lived most of her life in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her two siblings grew up in an extended family, which Cheng once described …

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Read Ohio Book Talk with Authors Robin Yocum, Shelley Costa & Casey Daniels, October 26, 2017

Read Ohio Book Talk with Authors Robin Yocum, Shelley Costa & Casey Daniels, October 26, 2017

Literary Cleveland‘s Read Ohio book talk and discussion series continues with “Fictionalizing Truth.” Authors Robin Yocum, Shelley Costa, and Casey Daniels will discuss how they draw on actual places and personal experiences in creating their work.  This event will take place on Thursday, October 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th Street, Cleveland. …

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