Cleveland Public Poetry: “Writing About Place”

Cleveland Public Poetry: “Writing About Place”

Join us in the Literature Department on Saturday, September 21, at noon for Cleveland Public Poetry: “Writing About Place,” a special open mic poetry reading featuring Lee Chilcote and Damien Ware. They will read their works and share their experiences living and writing about Cleveland. Open mic will follow Q&A. Lee Chilcote is poet, journalist, …

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84th Annual AWBA Ceremony, September 26, 2019

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, recipients of the the 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA) will be honored. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the KeyBank State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. Edith Anisfield-Wolf, a former Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustee, established AWBA in 1935; it is the only juried book prize that addresses racism …

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Literary Frolic Fridays: August, 2019 Edition. Alan LeMay’s The Searchers. The Comanche.

The Comanche The Comanche—or more properly, the Nermernuh, “the People,” the collective noun to which they traditionally identify —are an off-shoot of the Wyoming Shoshone. Following their indoctrination to the horse, the Comanche separated themselves from the Shoshone and moved away from the upper stretch of the Platte River in east Wyoming and down into …

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Literary Frolic Fridays: August, 2019 Edition. Alan LeMay’s The Searchers inspired by the life of Cynthia Ann Parker

In 1821, the Mexican legislature granted Moses Austin’s petition to establish an Anglo-American colony on Texas soil. When, upon his death, deed and title were transferred to his son and heir, Stephen Austin, Governor Martinez permitted Austin to break up the estate and offer land to potential colonists according to the following formula: Single men: …

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