Author: Ohio Center for the Book

Zane Grey: The Man, The Writer, The Podcast Subject

Zane Grey: The Man, The Writer, The Podcast Subject

Illicit love letters written in secret code. The impact “secretaries” had on a famous author’s work. The myth and allure of the West. Contrasting portrayals of rugged masculinity and romance. An enemies-to-lovers story featuring a bold, headstrong young woman and a pouting, enraged young man. Hear more about these topics and others by listening to …

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Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Club: Spring 2023

Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Club: Spring 2023

Come grab a beverage and pull up a seat to discuss the best graphic novels on the first Thursday of each month at Bookhouse Brewing at 1526 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113. Registration is not required! Have questions? Contact us at ohiocenterforthebook@cpl.org or call 216-623-2881. Acting Class by Nick Drnaso Thursday, March 2, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Ten …

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Anisfield-Wolf Book Discussions: Spring 2023

Anisfield-Wolf Book Discussions: Spring 2023

In collaboration with Ursuline College, the Ohio Center for the Book will be co-sponsoring a book discussion series this spring of three memoirs written by winners of the prestigious Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The conversations will be led by Dr. Valentino Zullo, the Anisfield-Wolf Postdoctoral Fellow in English and the Public Humanities at Ursuline College as …

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Ruth Awad

BORN: 1987 OHIO CONNECTION: Resident Columbus In 1976, Ruth Awad’s father fled Abou Samra, Tripoli, Lebanon, to seek asylum in England during the Lebanese Civil War. After immigrating to the United States in the 1980s, he attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he met Awad’s mother. Awad’s mother, a nurse, painted as a hobby. …

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Charles Farrar Browne (aka “Artemus Ward”)

OHIO CONNECTION: Resident Cleveland Born on April 26, 1834, humorist Charles Farrar Browne (aka “Artemus Ward”) grew up in Waterford Flat, Oxford County, Maine. His mother, Caroline Eliza Farrar Brown, was a freethinker descended from the first Puritan settlers of North America in Plymouth, Massachusetts. His father, Levi, was a liberal-minded Congregationalist whose grandfather, Jabez …

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Kazim Ali

BORN: 1971 OHIO CONNECTION: Resident Oberlin Born in London on April 5, 1971, to Muslim immigrants of Indian, Iranian, and Egyptian descent (political refugees from India), Kazim Ali became fascinated with poetry from his father’s eloquent readings from the Qur’an. After a residency in Jenpeg, Manitoba, between 1975 and 1979, Ali’s family relocated to Buffalo, New …

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