Literary Frolic Fridays: June, 2019 edition ~ John Steinbeck’s East of Eden

In the winter of 1947, John Steinbeck was desperate to “get back” to writing, to real writing, and to devote every fiber of his being to “a long slow piece of work.” To him, his hitherto published work represented only practice, training, a foreshadowing of what he could write—what he must write.  Far too long …

Read More Literary Frolic Fridays: June, 2019 edition ~ John Steinbeck’s East of Eden

Study Guide from the Literary Friday Frolickers to John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony

PART ONE: CIRCUMSTANCES BEHIND CONCEPTION OF THE RED PONY Leading up to his writing of “The Gift,” the first of what became the “Jody” short story quartet, 30-year-old John Steinbeck was deluged by a series of career setbacks and family tragedies.   Career setbacks The bulk of the royalties guaranteed to him by contract from …

Read More Study Guide from the Literary Friday Frolickers to John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony

Free Comic Book Day at the Ohio Center for the Book

We’ll be celebrating Free Comic Book Day on May 4 with cake, free comics, and more. Come dressed as your favorite superhero for photo opportunities! The festivities in Cleveland will take place at several branches of the Cleveland Public Library: Fulton Branch, 3545 Fulton Road Harvard Lee, 16918 Harvard Avenue Langston Hughes, 10200 Superior Avenue …

Read More Free Comic Book Day at the Ohio Center for the Book

Watch Live April 30 & May 1, as Students Compete in 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals

The 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be held April 30-May 1, in Washington, DC. Poetry Out Loud is the largest youth poetry recitation competition in the nation. Ohio Poetry Out Loud Champion, Lima Central Catholic High junior Anna Kahle, will represent Ohio as champions from each state, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the …

Read More Watch Live April 30 & May 1, as Students Compete in 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals

An Exciting Conclusion for Annual Letters about Literature Contest!

The annual Letters about Literature competition has come to an exciting conclusion with nearly 2,000 students (1,773) from across the length and breadth of the Buckeye state participating. Once again, Ohio students have upheld the state’s strong literary heritage and, nationally, have secured her place in the literary firmament of tomorrow. Students found enlightenment reading …

Read More An Exciting Conclusion for Annual Letters about Literature Contest!