Author: Evone Jeffries

OCFB Interviews: Poet and Journalist Lee Chilcote

This month OCFB interviews Lee Chilcote.  Lee is founder and executive director of Literary Cleveland, whose mission is to “help create and nurture a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio.” Lee is  a teacher, an essayist and journalist whose articles have appeared in national and international publications.  And, Lee Chilcote is a poet. Lee’s first poetry collection, The …

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Ohio Center for the Book at the 18th Annual National Book Festival

National Book Festival 2018 has ended and, according to officials at the Library of Congress, a sponsor of the festival since 2001, tens of thousands of readers of all ages attended this year’s festival. Held September 1, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., it is estimated to have been the largest …

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Rut-Busting for Writers Workshop with author Nancy Christie, Saturday, October 6 at CPL Main

Prep for National Novel Writing Month and Beyond with Author Nancy Christie Rut-Busting for Writers Workshop DATE: Saturday, October 6, 2018 TIME: 4:00 -5:30 p.m. Location: Literature Department, Main Library, 2nd FL Are you in a rut with your writing? Do you need tips on how to jump-start your creativity for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) …

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Cleveland Public Poetry: Featuring MaxWell Shell, Saturday, September 15, 2018

On Saturday, September 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m., Ohio Center for the Book and Cleveland Public Library invite you to celebrate the changing of the season amidst the readings of written and spoken-word poetry with our special guest reader poet and musician MaxWell Shell. The mic will open for others to read an original or …

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Dayton Literary Peace Prize: 2018 Finalists

Dayton Literary Peace Prize: 2018 Finalists

Recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, The Dayton Literary Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.  Inspired by the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize (DLPP) is the only international literary peace prize …

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“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry”: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas at City Club of Cleveland

“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas LOCATION: The City Club of Cleveland DATE: Friday, August 3, 2018 TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The City Club of Cleveland will be hosting “Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio’s poet laureate, Dave Lucas on Friday, August 3, from noon until …

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PBS’ The Great American Read: Voting Ends 10/18/18; Which Book Gets Your Vote?

Do you have a favorite book—one that moved you, inspired you, and had a direct impact on your life?  Yours, and the favorite book of many others, might be the best-loved book in America.  Last month, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) launched the special premier episode of the “The Great American Read,” where it was revealed the …

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