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Wednesday Writers at East Cleveland Public Library

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Continues through March 29

Drop in to one or all of the sessions of interest. Starting January 18, join the Wednesday Writers at ECPL for ten weeks of classes facilitated by a local writer and educator. First and Second Wednesday Workshops offer genre specific topics, but all sessions are open to writers of all genres. Every week, bring copies or read aloud from current work/s in progress. Flewellen Room. In February and March, First Wednesday Workshops focus on fiction; Second Wednesday Workshops focus on poetry; Third Wednesday Workshops on topics for all genres; Fourth Wednesdays readings. Space limited (first seated), no registration required. Free

Liz Ferro to Speak at United Way of Lake County's Feb 23rd Breakfast Speaker Series

Thu., Feb. 23, 7:30-9 a.m.
phone 440-639-1131
community@uwlc.org
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Liz has been on the NBC Today Show, in Self, Runner's World and Family Circle magazines & is the author of Finish Line Feeling. Liz has crossed many finish lines, including the 26.2 Marathon she's completed in all 50 states. She’s journeyed from foster child and sexual abuse survivor to athlete, mother, author & speaker, to founder of Girls With Sole (GWS) GWS empowers the minds, bodies & souls of girls who are at risk or have experienced abuse of any kind. Liz will share the principles that guide her, while reminding you to believe in yourself and your dreams. $35/person (Includes Breakfast)

https://www.uwlc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=74
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Lighthouse Reading Series

Fri., Feb. 24, 7-8 p.m.
phone 216-687-3986
poetrycenter@csuohio.edu
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The Poetry Center's Lighthouse Reading Series continues with featured guests poet Jane Lewty, and composer, poet, and pianist, Janice Lowe. Lewty is the author of two poetry collections: Bravura Cool (1913 Press: 2013), winner of the 1913 First Book Prize in 2011, and In One Form To Find Another, which won the CSU Poetry Center Open Book Prize in 2016. Lowe, who will put her poems to music during her performance, is, the author of LEAVING CLEpoems of nomadic dispersal (Miami University Press,) and the chapbook SWAM (Belladonna Series). Performance will be held in the CSU Music Building, Drinko Hall. Free

http://www.csupoetrycenter.com/lighthouse-reading-series/
Cleveland State University Poetry Center (map)
2121 Euclide Ave
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-687-3986
poetrycenter@csuohio.edu
Lighthouse Reading Series

2017 Strongsville Branch Library Reading Challenge!

Through Dec. 1
phone 440-238-5530

We challenge you to resolve to read in 2017! Adults 18 and over, stop in to the Strongsville Branch Library today to pick up a Reading Challenge bookmark. Complete the 10 reading tasks and be entered to win a Kindle Fire courtesy of the Friends of Strongsville Library! Contest ends December 1, 2017. One entry per person. Free

http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org

Muntu Poets

Sat., Feb. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
phone 216-541-4128

The Muntu Poets were comprised of radical Cleveland literary voices of the 1960's, and they have reunited and begun touring with the release of their powerful anthology. Join us at the East Cleveland Public Library for a night of spoken word performances by the Muntu Poets. Free

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion -- February 2017

Mon., Feb. 27, 2:30-4 p.m.
phone 440-238-5530

The Monday Afternoon Book Discussion meets at 2:30 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month. No registration required. New members always welcome. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our February discussion title will be The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk. Free

http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org

Science, Love and Revolution-Slam Poet David Lee Morgan Performs Live!

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
phone 216-932-2543
revbookscle@hotmail.com
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A Radical Revolt Against a Revolting Culture UK Slam champion David Lee Morgan spits rhythm, rhyme and intense lyrics over music composed by Michael Harding of Animat. The show begins with the roar of the jungle and follows the broad sweep of human history as it develops through revolution, defeat, and renewed revolution. What can we learn from our past revolutions, both the achievements and mistakes? Are we doomed to be forever controlled by the market forces that rule over us like some blind idiot god? $5 donation to benefit Revolution Books

http://www.revbookscle.org
Revolution Books (map)
2804 Mayfield Rd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-932-2543
Science, Love and Revolution-Slam Poet David Lee Morgan Performs Live!

First Friday Poetry Spectacular

First Friday of every month, 7 p.m.
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Lake Effect Poetry and The Poet's Haven present the First Friday Poetry Spectacular, now monthly at Karma Cafe in Canton. Each month includes a featured poet (sometimes with a Poet's Haven book release), an open-mic, and a poetry slam. The slam is sanctioned by Lake Effect Poetry, and during certain months it is also a qualifier for north-east Ohio's team and individual spots at national slam events. This event is also broadcast live on Ustream. FREE

Karma Cafe (map)
4339 Dressler Road NW
Canton/Stark County
phone 330-492-8900
First Friday Poetry Spectacular

Not Dead Yet: Author Talk with Don Rambacher

Tue., March 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
phone 330-467-8595
nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org

Local author Don Rambacher talks about his new book, Not Dead Yet: A Collection of Close Calls & Other Memories, a humorous memoir of the author’s journey growing up in Salem, Ohio. Rambacher will make you laugh with stories of adventures, mishaps and many trips to the hospital. The book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

http://www.akronlibrary.org/locations/nordonia-hills
Nordonia Hills Public Library (map)
9458 Olde 8 Rd
Akron/Summit County
phone (330) 467-8595
librarymeetingrooms@akronlibrary.org
Not Dead Yet: Author Talk with Don Rambacher

Friends of Strongsville Library Spring Book Sale

Sat., March 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
phone 440-238-5530

The Friends member preview will be from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Friends memberships will be available for $8.00 at the door and are good for one year. The book sale will then open to the public from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lots of books for sale - for all ages! Fiction, non-fiction, audio visual materials, magazines, & more! For more information, call (440) 238-5530. Free

Friends of Strongsville Library Spring Bag of Books Sale

Sun., March 12, 1-4 p.m.
phone 440-238-5530

The bag of books sale will be on Sunday, March 12th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Bring your own reusable shopping bag that is no larger than 15x15 inches and fill it for only $1 dollar. Our plastic bags will be available at the sale if needed. Free

http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org

Friends of Strongsville Library Spring Bag of Books Sale -- Day Two

Mon., March 13, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
phone 440-238-5530

The bag sale will conclude on Monday, March 13th and will run from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fill a Friends' provided bag with books for only 50 cents! While Supplies Last! Free

http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion -- March 2017

Wed., March 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
phone 440-238-5530

Members Welcome! Our next discussion will be on Wednesday, March 15th. This month we will be discussing H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Copies of the book will be available at the check-out desk. Registration for this program is not needed. Join us for an evening of great discussion! Free

http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org

Stardust Poetry at Karma Café

Third Friday of every month, 7 p.m.
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The Poet's Haven presents Stardust Poetry at Karma Cafe! The show includes an open-mic and featured poets and/or performers. Many of these shows are also the launch of new Poet's Haven Author Series books, with the author as a feature as often as possible. All ages are welcome, though parents should be aware that some performances may contain adult language. FREE

Karma Cafe (map)
4339 Dressler Road NW
Canton/Stark County
phone 330-492-8900
Stardust Poetry at Karma Café

Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland

Fri., March 24, 5-10 p.m., Sat., March 25, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., March 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 310-648-8410
info@wizardworld.com
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Gene Simmons, Michael C. Hall, Millie Bobby Brown, Jennifer Carpenter, Loren Lester, Kevin Conroy, Jewel Staite, and James Remar are among the celebrities and industry professionals at the 2017 Wizard World Cleveland, part of North America’s largest comic con and pop-culture touring expo, March 17-19 at the Cleveland Convention Center. Thousands of fans will be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, cosplay, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Top artists scheduled to attend are Bob Camp, Jeff Shultz, Angel Unzueta, Stuart Sayger, Salvador Larroca, and more. Admissions start at $35.00, Kids 10 $35-575

http://www.wizardworld.com
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