Meet 100 Ohio authors & illustrators at the 30th annual Buckeye Book Fair Saturday, November 4, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Fisher Auditorium in Wooster, Ohio, the 30th Annual Buckeye Book Fair will be held from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. It provides a forum for thousands of attendees from all over Ohio to mingle, shop for books, and celebrate the joys of reading and writing–and meet with their …

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Author Larry Brooks to speak in Columbus on October 21, 2017

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the Columbus Ohio Fiction Writers chapter of RWA® will host an all-day (9 to 5) workshop featuring author Larry Brooks at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbus (2350 Westbest Drive). Although this workshop is sponsored by a Romance Writers of America chapter, Mr. Brooks’ books, Story Fix, Story Engineering and Story …

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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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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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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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“Moonpenny Island” by Tricia Springstubb to Represent Ohio at National Book Festival

“Moonpenny Island” by Tricia Springstubb to Represent Ohio at National Book Festival

From Cleveland Public Library Press Release Dated July 18, 2017 Cleveland Author’s Novel to be Featured at Sept. 2 Event in Washington, D.C. CLEVELAND, OH—The Ohio Center for the Book selected Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb (HarperCollins, 2015) to represent Ohio’s literary heritage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be …

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Cleveland Inkubator, N.E. Ohio’s Largest FREE Annual Festival for Writers & Readers is Set for Mon. July 24 – Sat. July 29, 2017

Cleveland Inkubator, N.E. Ohio’s Largest FREE Annual Festival for Writers & Readers is Set for Mon. July 24 – Sat. July 29, 2017

From Literary Cleveland News Release, dated June 19, 2017: Literary Cleveland, a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing a vibrant community of readers and writers in Northeast Ohio, is hosting the third annual Cleveland Inkubator in partnership with Cleveland Public Library from Monday July 24th – Saturday July 29th. Cleveland Inkubator, Northeast Ohio’s largest free annual …

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“Read Ohio” with Composer, Poet Janice Lowe to Kick Off Cleveland Inkubator 2017

“Read Ohio” with Composer, Poet Janice Lowe to Kick Off Cleveland Inkubator 2017

On Monday July 24, 2017, Literary Cleveland, in partnership with the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library, will host Read Ohio, an author talk and book discussion series.  Composer and poet Janice Lowe, author of Leaving CLE: Poems of Nomadic Dispersal  will perform with a full band at Bop Stop at the …

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Cleveland Public Poetry, An Open Mic Poetry Reading Series: “Speak Out!” Poetry Slam On Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cleveland Public Poetry, An Open Mic Poetry Reading Series: “Speak Out!” Poetry Slam On Saturday, August 19, 2017

Slam: a heavy blow or impact, this is one definition of the word, according to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. To slam something—anything—is an act that normally receives one’s immediate and undivided attention. Unlike a typical open mic poetry reading, a slam poet must seize the audience’s attention and captivate them with his/her words. In short: to “slam” poetry is …

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Student Winners Read, Honored at Ohio’s 2017 Letters About Literature Ceremony

Student Winners Read, Honored at Ohio’s 2017 Letters About Literature Ceremony

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with and in cooperation with affiliate state centers for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre– …

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