Awesome (Jane) Austen: A Mini Film Festival and Talk

Awesome (Jane) Austen: A Mini Film Festival and Talk

Saturday, August 17 Cleveland Public Library’s downtown Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium located at 525 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. In partnership with the Jane Austen Society of North America – Ohio North Coast Region, join us in celebrating Jane Austen, the person who arguably revolutionized English fiction. We’ll be highlighting her continuing relevance in the 21st …

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2024 Anisfield-Wolf Award Book Discussions

2024 Anisfield-Wolf Award Book Discussions

This fall, the Ohio Center for the Book is pleased to collaborate with Ursuline College and Case Western Reserve University in co-hosting a series of book discussions dedicated to the 2024 Anisfield-Wolf Award winners. All sessions take place at 6:30 pm at Bookhouse Brewing in Cleveland. Your Hosts Dr. Jamie Hickner, Associate Director of the Baker-Nord Center …

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How Thomas Boyd of Defiance, Ohio, Lost A Friend

F. Scott Fitzgerald Becomes Incensed Although he seems to have only read about it rather than having read it himself, F. Scott Fitzgerald was so incensed about a “dreary,” “unimaginative,” stereotypical and derivative novel* entitled Samuel Drummond that he excoriated both it and its Ohio author — twenty-seven-year-old Defiance native Thomas Boyd — in a …

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Online Event with Ohio Author Ghassan Zeineddine

Online Event with Ohio Author Ghassan Zeineddine

The Ohio Center for the Book is partnering with the Michigan Center for the Book to promote an online event with Ohio author and Oberlin College assistant professor of creative writing Ghassan Zeineddine, author of the short story collection Dearborn (Tin House, 2023)… Michigan Notable Book Authors Ghassan Zeineddine and RS DereenMay 30, 2024, 6:30pm …

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Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day today, we’d like to invite you to revisit several past episodes of Page Count. Enjoy! The Great Environmental Awakening with Douglas Brinkley In a conversation that includes topics as diverse as the burning Cuyahoga River, the conservation policies of past American presidents, environmental activism, Rachel Carson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard …

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