Ohio Center for the Book at the 18th Annual National Book Festival

National Book Festival 2018 has ended and, according to officials at the Library of Congress, a sponsor of the festival since 2001, tens of thousands of readers of all ages attended this year’s festival. Held September 1, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., it is estimated to have been the largest …

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Rut-Busting for Writers Workshop with author Nancy Christie, Saturday, October 6 at CPL Main

Prep for National Novel Writing Month and Beyond with Author Nancy Christie Rut-Busting for Writers Workshop DATE: Saturday, October 6, 2018 TIME: 4:00 -5:30 p.m. Location: Literature Department, Main Library, 2nd FL Are you in a rut with your writing? Do you need tips on how to jump-start your creativity for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) …

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Cleveland Public Poetry: Featuring MaxWell Shell, Saturday, September 15, 2018

On Saturday, September 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m., Ohio Center for the Book and Cleveland Public Library invite you to celebrate the changing of the season amidst the readings of written and spoken-word poetry with our special guest reader poet and musician MaxWell Shell. The mic will open for others to read an original or …

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Dayton Literary Peace Prize: 2018 Finalists

Dayton Literary Peace Prize: 2018 Finalists

Recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, The Dayton Literary Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.  Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP) is the only international literary peace prize …

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Writers & Readers Facebook Live Book Club with CPL

Book lovers from Cleveland Public Library (CPL) and Literary Cleveland will discuss Benjamin Percy’s fiction, comics, and essays in anticipation of his appearance in Cleveland on August 3rd and 4th. Pull up a chair (and a book) and join this literary chat! 12:00 noon Monday, July 30th. In partnership with Literary Cleveland and in celebration of …

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When the News was New

July 31st, 2018 will mark the 200th anniversary of the first edition of the Cleaveland Gazette & Commercial Register. To celebrate the event, Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with Cleveland State University, will host an exhibit at the Main Library Building on the 2nd floor until the end of November. Come learn about the storied history Cleveland has with print …

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“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry”: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas at City Club of Cleveland

“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas LOCATION: The City Club of Cleveland DATE: Friday, August 3, 2018 TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The City Club of Cleveland will be hosting “Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio’s poet laureate, Dave Lucas on Friday, August 3, from noon until …

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