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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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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“Coffee and Comics”: Free Comics-Making Workshops In March, with Sequoia Bostick, Amalia DeGirolamo & Tony Isabella

“Coffee and Comics”: Free Comics-Making Workshops In March, with Sequoia Bostick, Amalia DeGirolamo & Tony Isabella

Cleveland Public Library and the Ohio Center for the Book present “Coffee and Comics,” comics-making workshops hosted by Rising Star Coffee. March 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Rising Star Coffee Roastery (at the Hildebrant Building),  3617 Walton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.  For more information call 216.623.2881 FREE COMICS-MAKING WORKSHOPS Join these comics creators at the …

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A New Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Will Begin March 1, 2018

A New Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Will Begin March 1, 2018

Welcome to the Twilight Zone! In this series we will explore dystopian worlds far off (and some much like our own), alien civilizations, cyborgs, and imagined futures. Join us as we explore science fiction comics with our Guest Reader, Valentino Zullo. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, March – May 2018 | 4:00 PM Literature Department, 2nd …

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Open Mic Series at Cleveland Public Library Celebrates Written & Spoken-Word Poetry

With the start of a new year, Cleveland Public Library begins another season of Cleveland Public Poetry, the open mic poetry reading series.  Since 2012, Cleveland Public Poetry (CPP) has presented some of Ohio’s most honored, established and emerging poets. A featured poet reader is presented quarterly, while every month, CPP offers an open mic …

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Cleveland Public Poetry Begins 2018 Season Monday, January 22, with Poet Khaty Xiong

Cleveland Public Library Literature Department, 2nd Floor Main Library, 325 Superior Ave. Monday, January 22, 2018 | 12:00 PM Join us as we begin our public poetry readings for 2018! On Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Poetry open mic poetry reading series will feature Khaty Xiong. After a Q&A, the mic …

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For Heights Arts’ New Exhibition, “Materialized,” Artists and Poets Speak: Thursday, February 15, 2018

On Friday, January 19, 2018, Heights Arts opens Materialized: Seven Artists Working in Metal, a new art installation and on Thursday, February 15, Heights Arts will continue its related gallery talks in support of their exhibitions with Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond. “Ekphrastacy” is a series of talks where exhibition artists share methods of their work process and much more; …

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OCFB Book Discussion Sets Help to Continue the Conversation About Race & Social Justice

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) is “The People’s University,” the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community. Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB) is dedicated to promoting and celebrating books, reading, and literacy.  The YWCA Greater Cleveland (YWCA) is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. These exceptional institutions …

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