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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YWCA’s It’s Time To Talk: Forums on Race – Engaging, Honest Conversations About Race

The YWCA Greater Cleveland (YWCA) states as its mission a dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  The YWCA’s values are courage, accountability, integrity and social justice. Throughout its history, the YWCA has been at the forefront of many major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race relations. On …

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More Staff Picks!

Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB) Staff Picks continue with more reading recommendations. Readers have different tastes, and whether it’s a favorite genre, author or both, every reader has particular reasons for choosing books to read. OCFB staffers share a few, along with several more recommendations: Amy Dawson, Manager, Literature Department/OCFB: “I enjoy literary …

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“Creating the Superhero in You” Free Workshop for Youths Ages 10-16

In partnership with the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, the Cleveland Public Library will host a 9-week workshop for youth ages 10-16. Creating the Superhero in You workshops will be led by artist, Gilberto Rivera, who will teach participants how to create their own superhero through writing, sketching, inking and drawing. The workshop, to …

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“The Born Loser” Gives Shout Out to Superman Exhibit at Cleveland Public Library

Look! There in the Comics section of The Plain Dealer . . .  In the Sunday, December 17, 2017 edition of The Plain Dealer, “The Born Loser,” comic strip gives a wonderful nod to the Superman exhibit now showing at the Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue. The daily strip, which was created in 1965 …

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“My Mom Lois Lane,” an Interview with Laura Siegel Larson: Big Hit with Attendees!

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presented the program, “My Mom Lois Lane,” an interview with Laura Siegel Larson, to honor the Man of Steel’s legacy and Cleveland roots. Superman fans and admirers of From Cleveland to Krypton, An Exhibit, gathered in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium …

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YA Writers Showcase: Mindy McGinnis & Cinda Williams Chima, December 7, 2017

Literary Cleveland‘s Read Ohio book talk and discussion series concludes the 2017 season with acclaimed young adult authors Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima. The two will read from newly published work, discuss their approach to young adult writing, and engage with questions from the audience. This event will take place on Thursday, December 7 …

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