Writers & Readers: Eberhardt and DiAngelo Discuss Racism, White Fragility (Recap)

Bias influences everything from who we see as suspicious in our neighborhoods to our hiring and promotion decisions to who jurors sentence to die. Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. On Saturday, February 8, authors Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., and Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D., came together in a timely conversation about racism and white fragility as part of Cleveland Public Library’s Writers & Readers series….

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan, Book Signing

Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention touched the nation and the world. His family’s story of immigration, hope, struggle, achievement, and loss illustrates both the American Dream and its tarnished reality. In partnership with Global Cleveland, Khan, author of An American Family and This Is Our Constitution, will host a meet-and-greet and book signing in advance of…

Marvel Comics Writer and YA Author Gabby Rivera Coming to Cleveland Public Library

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Registration Author Gabby Rivera believes it’s vital to encourage people of all backgrounds to create, daydream, and tell their own stories—and in so doing, open a radical space for creativity. As a queer, Latinx, millennial woman, she strives to be a thoughtful ally for others, she confronts privilege and power, and she asks difficult questions: What…

Author Visit: Steven Hartov

Steven Hartov’s real-life experiences in the U.S. Merchant Marine Military Sealift Command, the Israel Defense Force Airborne Corps, and the Israeli Military Intelligence Special Operations Branch pepper his works of fiction and nonfiction. All are recommended reading by the U.S. Army War College, including his trilogy of espionage novels based in the Middle East (The Heat of Ramadan, The Nylon…

Writers & Readers Presents Susan Orlean on Saturday, Nov 10

Susan Orlean The author of Saturday Night, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, and The Orchid Thief (which became an Academy Award-winning film), describes her Cleveland childhood as “happy and uneventful…back when the Indians were still a lousy team.” Studying literature and history, she dreamt of writing long stories about interesting things but…

Jose Antonio Vargas Brings Immigration to the Forefront at Writers & Readers

José Antonio Vargas In 2011, Vargas revealed his life as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine, and he appeared a year later with other undocumented immigrants on the cover of Time Magazine in connection with a follow-up cover story that he wrote. As the political climate continues to fuel the storms around those…