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Okorafor, Nnedi

Born: April 08, 1974 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Nigerian-American writer Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor was born on April 8, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio. A writer of fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction for both children and adults, Okorafor’s novels and stories reflect her Nigerian heritage and her life in the United States. Okorafor’s books have generated a fan …

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Free Comic Book Day at the Ohio Center for the Book

We’ll be celebrating Free Comic Book Day on May 4 with cake, free comics, and more. Come dressed as your favorite superhero for photo opportunities! The festivities in Cleveland will take place at several branches of the Cleveland Public Library: Fulton Branch, 3545 Fulton Road Harvard Lee, 16918 Harvard Avenue Langston Hughes, 10200 Superior Avenue …

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Watch Live April 30 & May 1, as Students Compete in 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals

The 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be held April 30-May 1, in Washington, DC. Poetry Out Loud is the largest youth poetry recitation competition in the nation. Ohio Poetry Out Loud Champion, Lima Central Catholic High junior Anna Kahle, will represent Ohio as champions from each state, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the …

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An Exciting Conclusion for Annual Letters about Literature Contest!

The annual Letters about Literature competition has come to an exciting conclusion with nearly 2,000 students (1,773) from across the length and breadth of the Buckeye state participating. Once again, Ohio students have upheld the state’s strong literary heritage and, nationally, have secured her place in the literary firmament of tomorrow. Students found enlightenment reading …

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Spring 2018 Literary Festival Wednesday, April 11 to Friday, April 13, 2018 at Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences

Since 1986, The Spring Literary Festival has featured some of the world’s finest, most distinguished writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The three-day festival is held in April on the Ohio University main campus in Athens, OH. The festival is sponsored by the Creative Writing program in the English Department and is generously funded by …

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December 26 & 28, 2017 Poetry Workshop with McMahon & McNiece at “Guide to Kulchur” bookstore

Join Claire McMahon and Raymond McNiece at the “Guide to Kulchur” bookstore on Tuesday, December 26, and Thursday, December 28,2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a workshop on poetry writing that is free and open to the public. Please bring 10 copies of each of your poems that you would like to share. …

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