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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Winegardner, Mark

Bryan Born: November 24, 1961 Ohio connection: Birth Mark Winegardner, chosen by Random House from among three dozen candidates to continue the Godfather saga created by Mario Puzo, was born and raised in Bryan, Ohio. Named one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America” by author Norman Crampton, Bryan, situated in Ohio’s northwestern corner near the …

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Wilson , Earl

Rockford Born: May 3, 1907 Ohio connection: Birth Harvey Earl Wilson, son of Arthur Earl and Cloe (Huffman) Wilson, was born in 1907 in Rockford, Ohio. A budding career as a news reporter began while he was in high school, when he worked as a sportswriter for a local weekly. He went on to attend Heidelberg College …

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Cincinnati Born: July 14, 1811 Died: July 1, 1896 Ohio connection: Birth Author and social reformer Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped galvanized antislavery efforts across the nation, was a Connecticut native who spent the years 1832–1850 in Cincinnati, Ohio. During those eighteen years, she would become a nationally recognized author, wife, and mother to 6 children, …

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Sittenfeld, Curtis

Cincinnati Born: August 23, 1975 Ohio connection: Birth Curtis Sittenfeld was born August 23, 1975, in Cincinnati.  The second child of four, she is the daughter of Paul G. Sittenfeld (an investment banker) and Elizabeth Curtis (an art history teacher). She attended Seven Hills School in Cincinnati through 8th Grade and then moved to the Groton School, a …

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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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FREE Comic Book Day at Cleveland Public Library: Saturday, May 6, 2017

FREE Comic Book Day at Cleveland Public Library: Saturday, May 6, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, beginning at 12:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Library is celebrating the 16th anniversary of Comic Book Day!  Visit participating CPL branches where you will have a chance to celebrate all your favorite comics and characters, enjoy super-heroic activities and pick up a free comic book to add to your collection (while supplies …

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