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Upcoming Author Visits

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    Event For all ages
  • Local Author Visit: Marie Abron

    Union
    Saturday, March 02 | 11 am

    Local Authur Marie Abron will present her book Pickle Me Pickle, featuring Pickle, a loving little boy who can't get enough of declaring his utter love for others. Bring the family and enjoy this charming story. 

  • Writers Unplugged: Lisa Unger

    Main Library (Downtown), Lower Level – Auditorium
    Friday, March 08 | 7 pm

    Writers Unplugged is a chance to hear your favorite writers or new to you writers in conversation as you were eavesdropping on them in a coffee shop.

    Bestselling writer, Lisa Unger, will discuss her newest book, The New Couple in 5B.

    Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

  • Event For adults
  • Writers Unplugged:Cara Black

    Online Event
    Monday, April 01 | 7 pm

    Writers Unplugged is a chance to hear your favorite writers or new to you writers in conversation as you were eavesdropping on them in a coffee shop.

    Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 20 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, and two World War II-set novels featuring American markswoman Kate Rees.

  • Event For all ages
  • Author Visit- William Krejci

    Main Library (Downtown), 1st Floor – Indoor Reading Garden
    Saturday, April 06 | 12 pm

    Explore Cleveland's spooky past with local historian and author of Lost Ghost Stories of Cleveland, William Krejci, as we investigate our city's ghostly legends and urban lore! Book signing to follow.

  • Event For young children under 6 years old
  • Visiting Local Poet: Ali Black

    Mount Pleasant
    Wednesday, April 10 | 3 pm

    In honor of National Poetry Month, poet Ali Black will be reading her poetry and hosting a poetry workshop. 

  • Event For adults
  • Writers Unplugged: Samuel Burr

    Online Event
    Thursday, April 11 | 4 pm

    Writers Unplugged is a chance to hear your favorite writers or new to you writers in conversation as you were eavesdropping on them in a coffee shop.

    Samuel studied at Westminster Film School and now works as an author and freelance TV executive.  We will discuss his debut novel, The Fellowship of the Puzzlemakers. 

  • Event For adults
  • Meet the Author: Douglas Westerbeke

    Main Library (Downtown), 1st Floor – North Reading Room
    Saturday, April 20 | 2 pm

    Local librarian and author, Douglas Westerbeke, visits to discuss his debut novel, A Short Walk Through A Wide World.

    Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs and the author will sign books after the discussion.

  • Poetry Reading: Lindsay Turner and Noah Falck

    Main Library (Downtown), 2nd Floor – Literature Department
    Saturday, April 20 | 4 pm

    Join the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library for a National Poetry Month reading featuring authors Lindsay Turner (Cleveland) and Noah Falck (Dayton). 

    About the readers: 

    A poet, critic, and translator, Lindsay Turner is the author of the poetry collections The Upstate (University of Chicago Press, 2023) and Songs & Ballads (Prelude Books, 2018). Her translations from the French include books by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Anne Dufourmantelle, Stéphane Bouquet, Frédéric Neyrat, Richard Rechtman, Ryoko Sekiguchi, and others. Her translation of Bouquet's The Next Loves was longlisted for the National Translation Awards, shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award, and named a New York Times top 10 poetry collection of 2019, and she has twice received French Voices Grants for her translation work. Originally from northeast Tennessee, she lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Case Western Reserve University.

    Noah Falck is the author of Exclusions (finalist for the 2020 Believer Book Award), as well as several chapbook collections, including normal normal, You Are In Nearly Every Future, and the co-authored collection Prerecorded Weather (winner of the 2022 James Tate Poetry Prize). His poems have been published in the Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily and Poets.org and anthologized in Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion. He lives in Buffalo, New York, where he works as Literary Director at Just Buffalo Literary Center. In 2013, he started the Silo City Reading Series, a multimedia poetry event series inside a 120-foot high, 100-year-old abandoned grain elevator.

  • Poetry Reading: Stephanie Ginese and Taylor Byas

    Main Library (Downtown), 2nd Floor – Literature Department
    Saturday, April 27 | 4 pm

    Join the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library for a National Poetry Month reading featuring authors Stephanie Ginese (Lorain) and Taylor Byas (Cincinnati). 

    About the readers: 

    Stephanie Ginese is an author, instructor, and stand-up comedian from South Lorain, Ohio. Her debut collection of poetry, Unto Dogs, was released in July of 2022 on Grieveland. She is currently the inaugural writer-in-residence at ATNSC and a 2023 Cleveland Arts Prize recipient. She lives in Cleveland with her two children. She can be found at www.sginese.com

    Dr. Taylor Byas, Ph.D. is a Black Chicago native currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is an Assistant Features Editor for The Rumpus, an Acquisitions Poetry Editor for Variant Literature, a member of the Beloit Poetry Journal Editorial Board, and a 2023-24 National Book Critics Emerging Fellow. She is the 1st place winner of the 2020 Poetry Super Highway, the 2020 Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets Contest, and the 2021 Adrienne Rich Poetry Prize. She is the author of the chapbook Bloodwarm from Variant Lit, a second chapbook, Shutter, from Madhouse Press, and her debut full-length, I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times from Soft Skull Press, which won the 2023 Maya Angelou Book Award and is shortlisted for the 2023 Chicago Review of Books Award in Poetry. She is also a coeditor of The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol X: Alabama, forthcoming from Texas Review Press, and Poemhood: Our Black Revival, a YA anthology forthcoming from HarperCollins.

  • Event For adults
  • Writers Unplugged: Heather Gudenkauf

    Online Event
    Monday, April 29 | 7 pm

    Writers Unplugged is a chance to hear your favorite writers or new to you writers as if you were eavesdropping on them in a coffee shop. 

    Heather Gudenkauf is the Edgar Award nominated, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of nine novels. We will talk about her latest book, Everyone is Watching.