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Stardust Poetry at Karma Café

Third Friday of every month, 7 p.m.
Karma Cafe 4339 Dressler Road NW, Canton Canton/Stark County

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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. 330-492-8900

Friends of Strongsville Library Fall Bag of Books Sale

Sun., Sept. 22, 1-4 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. 440-238-5530

Friends of Strongsville Library Fall Bag of Books Sale

Mon., Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.


The bag sale will conclude on Monday. Fill a Friends' provided bag with books for only 50 cents! While Supplies Last! 440-238-5530

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion

Mon., Sept. 23, 1:30-4 p.m.


Meets the 4th Monday of each month. New Members Welcome! Our next discussion title will be Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk. Join us for great discussion! 440-238-5530

"Behind the Scenes of the Noodle Shop mysteries" - Vivien Chien Author Talk

Tue., Sept. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Join local author Vivien Chien for a discussion on creating a setting within a setting, making an Asian community work in suburban Cleveland, the lack of recipes in a food-themed cozy, and what inspired her to write the series. Her books will be available to buy after the program. 330-467-8595

Writers Center Stage presents: Jane Mayer & Frank Rich

Wed., Sept. 25, 7:30-9 p.m.

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Trailblazing investigative journalist Jane Mayer is Chief Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker, where she covers politics, culture, national security and the #MeToo movement. In 1984, she became the WSJ’s first female White House correspondent. She is the author of the acclaimed best-seller Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. Award-winning journalist Frank Rich writes on politics and culture for New York Magazine. Since 2008, Rich has been a creative consultant at HBO. He is the executive producer of Veep, the long-running Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. 216-368-6062

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

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Revolution Books 2804 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland Hts. Eastern Suburbs

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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? 216-932-2543

Meet the Illustrator- The New Kitten

Sat., Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lakewood Public Library 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

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Join us as local illustrator Dave Mottram shares his book The New Kitten, authored by Joyce Carol Oates. Mottram will talk about creating cute kitten illustrations and answer questions. Local cat rescue Tails from the City will be on hand with adoptable kittens. They will talk about their organization and why it’s great to adopt a pet. This is an all-ages event for adults or families. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event. 216-226-8275

A History of Queer Comix

Tue., Oct. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
Westlake Porter Public Library 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake Western Suburbs


Join Valentino L. Zullo, facilitator of Cleveland Public Library's Get Graphic program, as he shares the history of queer comics and characters. For decades comics circulated stories about lived experience otherwise silenced in popular media as the lives of LGBTQ people were drawn, preserved and distributed in a form that was often overlooked as childish or silly. From the early underground comix to the popular superheroes Batwoman, Iceman and America, this lecture considers the history of queer comics and characters. Together we will explore questions of representation and the many ways that queerness intersects with other identities. 440-871-2600

How to Make Your Book a Page Turner with T.L. Champion

Thu., Oct. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.

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The Library will kick off its 2019 Writing to Publish Series with author and writing coach T.L. Champion. Champion will present tips and techniques for writers of all genres to transition their stories into page turners. This methodology, called the Story Climax Formula, is a proven method that allows writers to increase drama and intrigue in their story and characters, creating conflict and tension until the story’s climax. By keeping the drama and intrigue high, your readers will be glued to your story until the final pages. 330-653-6658 x1010

First Friday Poetry Spectacular

First Friday of every month, 7 p.m.
Karma Cafe 4339 Dressler Road NW, Canton Canton/Stark County

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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. 330-492-8900

Friends’ Fall Book Sale

Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lakewood Public Library 15425 Detroit Ave, Lakewood Western Suburbs


Friends of Lakewood Public Library host the Friends’ Fall Book Sale at Lakewood Public Main Library, 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is a special members-only preview sale on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased at the door for as little as $3.00. For more information, visit lakewoodpubliclibrary.org or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 110. 216-226-8275

"Revision Reality Check for Novelists," a Workshop with Laura Walter

Sat., Oct. 5, 1-3:30 p.m.


Only 20 Participants/ Must Pre-register by emailing writershouse@case.edu (Optional: Send a 1-page description of your novel by email as well) Laura Maylene Walter is a writer in Cleveland. Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, The Sun, Chicago Tribune, Ninth Letter, Michigan Quarterly Review, and many other publications. She is the author of the story collection Living Arrangements (BkMk Press), which won the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize and a national gold IPPY. She has been a Yaddo Fellow, a Tin House Scholar, and a writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution. Laura is editor-in-chief of Gordon Square Review. 216-368-2355

An Afternoon with New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance

Sat., Oct. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.

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New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance will discuss her novel, Sins of the Fathers, the latest in her J. P. Beaumont series, which finds the Seattle investigator drawn into an intriguing and shockingly personal case. J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, four inter-related thrillers featuring the Walker family and a book of poetry. Her books have more than 23 million copies in print. Copies will be made available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 330-653-6658 x1010

Author Visit: Vivien Chien

Sat., Oct. 5, 2-3:30 p.m.
Mentor Public Library 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor Eastern Suburbs

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Vivien Chien, author of the Noodle Shop mystery series, is visiting Mentor Public Library. She’ll talk about crafting memorable mysteries and discuss the newest book in her series, "Dim Sum of all Fears." Chien’s books will be available for sale and signing after the program. Her talk is free to attend and open to all. However, because of space limitations, we do require that you register 440-255-8811 ext. 247

C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters

Sat., Oct. 5, 4-5:30 & 8-9:30 p.m.
Ohio Theatre 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$30.00 - $91.50

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Fellowship for Performing Arts presents C.S. Lewis's classic, The Screwtape Letters, October 5 at the Cleveland Playhouse Square. Set in an eerily stylish office in Hell, one of Satan’s senior tempters, Screwtape, schemes meticulously to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. An international smash hit, this stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece creates a morally inverted universe that reveals unseen spiritual powers and principalities in humorous, vivid and surprising ways. For tickets go to www.screwtapeonstage.com (216) 241-6000

"Flying Saucers: From Venus They Come!"

First Saturday of every month, 8-10 p.m.


The "Cosmic Ray," Dr. Keller, will discuss intelligent life on Venus and its connection to the UFO phenomenon in varied aspects: astronomy, history, literature, mythology, science, Theosophy and ufology. 216-671-8221 restaurant; 330-325-8367 (UFOS), North Coast Info Quest group

International Conference on Cardiology

Tue., Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Medeline Vera Spain, Barcelona Eastern Suburbs

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Gavin Conferences cordially invites each and every interested and enthusiastic participant from all over the world to take part in the International Conference on Cardiology at Spain, Barcelona during October 08-09, 2019 1- 630-397-0234

Author Visit with Mystery Writer D.M. Pulley

Tue., Oct. 8, 6:30-8 p.m.
Mentor Public Library 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor Eastern Suburbs

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Award-winning mystery writer D.M. Pulley discusses her newest novel, "No One's Home." The only thing Pulley loves more than a good mystery is a haunted home and her newest book has both. Copies of "No One's Home" will be available for sale and signing after her talk. Part of Mentor Public Library's Month of Mystery. Free to attend. Registration required. 440-255-8811 ext. 247

Mystery Author Kylie Logan

Wed., Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
Mentor Public Library 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor Eastern Suburbs

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Come hear from bestselling mystery author Kylie Logan (aka Casey Daniels), author of more than 30 mystery novels. We'll have a lively discussion of murderous intent, suspicious characters, and find out why solving whodunnit is so appealing to readers. Kylie is the author of "The Scent of Murder," set in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. She's also written the League of Literary Ladies Mysteries (set in Put-in-Bay) and the Ethnic Eats Mysteries (set in Hubbard, Ohio). As Casey Daniels, she's also penned the Pepper Martin Mysteries, set at a historic cemetery in Cleveland. Books will be available for sale and signing after. 440-255-8811 ext. 247

Story Club West Side

Second Wednesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m.

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Story Club is an open mic for true stories and was voted "best bar event" by Thrillist Cleveland. We're thrilled to start this second installment of our Cleveland show at Forest City Brewery! We also three open mic slots so you can share your true story! Open mic sign up starts at 7PM and open micers are given 8 minutes (1300 words) in which to tell their true tales. If more than 3 people sign up we'll draw names for the slots. Entrance is free, and the evening's suggested $10 donation supports local charities. 216-228-9116

2nd Annual Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival

Sat., Oct. 12, 1-9 p.m.
Loganberry Books 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. Eastern Suburbs

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Join us as we invade the Larchmere neighborhood for an afternoon celebration of words, writers, and community! Cleveland Drafts is a unique literary crawl featuring local writers working in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and playwriting at every stage of their careers. We’ll kick off the festivities at Loganberry Books and finish with an after-party at Larchmere Tavern. This year’s festival is a mashup of 8 lively events at 6 local venues featuring 30 amazing writers from across Northeast Ohio. See our website for full schedule and program details. 216-795-9800

Poetry Plus presents Matt Hart & Nicole Hennessy

Tue., Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Art on Madison 14203 Madison Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs


Poetry Plus at Art on Madison will triple your pleasure in October with readings by two acclaimed featured poets - Matt Hart (Cincinnati) and Nicole Hennessy (CLE) - plus an open mic emceed by Ohio Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs. Matt Hart is the Pushcart Prize-winning author of nine books of poems, including most recently Everything Breaking/for Good (YesYes, 2019) and The Obliterations (Pickpocket, 2019). Nicole Hennessy is a locally-based poet and journalist. Gypsy Queen [2019, Crisis Chronicles] is her debut poetry collection, though she has been chasing poetry for more than twenty years. 440-315-0426

Writers Center Stage presents: Rachel Kushner & Piper Kerman

Wed., Oct. 16, 7:30-9 p.m.

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Rachel Kushner is the best-selling author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013; Telex from Cuba (2008), a finalist for the National Book Award; and The Mars Room (2018), which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Piper Kerman got mixed up in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation. Kerman was later sentenced to 15 months in prison. Her experiences behind bars inspired the 2010 best-selling memoir Orange Is the New Black, which was later turned into an Emmy Award-winning Netflix series of the same name. 216-368-6062

Author Brad Ricca: 'Who Was Mrs. Sherlock Holmes'

Thu., Oct. 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
Mentor Public Library 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor Eastern Suburbs

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Author Brad Ricca will introduce patrons to the incredible story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters. (This was during an era when women weren't even allowed to vote.) Humiston was the first woman U.S. District Attorney and the first woman consulting detective to the NYPD. So why have we never heard of her? Program is free to attend. Registration required.

200 Hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh india

17th of every month. Continues through Dec. 31
Himalayan Yoga Ashram Himalayan Yoga Ashram, gulab nagar, tapovan, rishikesh, rishikesh Eastern OH

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Benefits of 200 hour yoga teacher training in rishikesh Most of us are already familiar with the multifold benefits that yoga has to offer. However, how many are aware of the numerous advantages of a yoga teacher training course in detail? Again apart from the reason evident , for a yoga teacher training to ultimately become a certified yoga teacher, did you know that there are added gains that will surprise you? The answer to this curiosity is right here which you will discover as you read on. 976-020-6223

4th World Conference on Breast and Cervical Cancer

Mon., Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Helsinki Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki Eastern OH

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Breast and Cervical cancer Conference welcomes you to grace with your presence. 4th World Conference on Breast and Cervical Cancer to be held at Helsinki, Finland during October 21-22, 2019. This 4th Breast and Cervical Cancer conference will bring together cancer researchers, oncologists, professors, and scientists to discuss strategies for Breast and Cervical Cancer globally. cardiology@mehealthevents.org

25th Anniversary of ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

Tue., Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Author and Largely Literary co-founder Mark Dawidziak presents a program based on his upcoming book "The Shawshank Redemption Revealed," which will be published in September, the 25th anniversary of director Frank Darabont's film adaptation of Stephen King's novella. Filmed in Ohio and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption" has risen in popularity since its release in 1994, reaching No. 1 on IMDB's list of most-loved movies. Dawidziak conducted more than 70 interviews for the book, talking to King, Darabont, Robbins and Freeman, as well as extras, supporting players and behind-the-scenes talent. 330-467-8595

Like Wings, Your Hands Book Tour Signing

Thu., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Mac's Backs Paperbacks 1820 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Hts. Eastern Suburbs


As part of her Like Wings, Your Hands Book Tour, author Elizabeth Early will be appearing at a book signing at Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with Julia Koets, author of The Rib Joint: A Memoir in Essays and Hold Like Owls. Elizabeth Earley is the author of two novels: A Map of Everything, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and Like Wings, Your Hands, which won the Women’s Prose Prize at Red Hen Press. She is also the Acquisitions Editor at Jaded Ibis Press, a feminist press publishing socially engaged literature. 216-321-2665

An Evening with Bestselling Authors Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille

Tue., Oct. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

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New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille, and his son, award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille, will discuss their novel, The Deserter. Loosely inspired by the Bowe Bergdahl scandal, their blistering new thriller features a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his sharp but troubling new partner and their hunt for the Army's most notorious--and dangerous--deserter hiding out in Caracas, Venezuela. Copies of The Deserter will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 330-653-6658 x1010

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