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Ongoing Books, Lit, & Authors Events in Cleveland

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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

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

"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

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

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

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