Upcoming Authors

Echo Brown

In partnership with the Case Western Reserve University Schubert Center for Child Studies, we will host a virtual conversation with Cleveland native and author Echo Brown on Thursday, April 8 at 1 p.m. The discussion is part of the 2021 Cleveland Humanities Festival. This year’s festival theme, Identity, will address how we identify ourselves and why it matters.

Thursday, April 8 | 1PM
Hosted via Zoom


Libby Copeland: The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing

Explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history, presenter by Libby Copeland author of the new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are.

Saturday, April 10 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hosted via Zoom


Writers & Readers: Eddie Glaude, Jr. & Caroline Randall Williams

Join acclaimed authors Eddie Glaude, Jr. and Caroline Randall Williams for a candid conversation on civic education and engagement.

Saturday, April 17| 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hosted via Zoom


The Art of Writing, A Conversation with Ohio Authors Laura Maylene Walter and Marie Vibbert

Clevelanders Laura Maylene Walter, author of Body of Stars, and Marie Vibbert, author of Galactic Hellcats, will discuss their debut novels, the writing process, and offer advice for prospective writers. The virtual conversation will take place on the Cleveland Public Library Facebook page on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 22 at 7:30PM
Hosted via Facebook Live


John McWhorter & Coleman Hughes: Black America: Owning Your Future

John McWhorter regularly contributes to newspapers and magazines including The New Republic, Time, and The Atlantic, including his article on how immigrants change languages and an essay on policing the “N-word.”

Coleman Hughes writes about race, public policy, and applied ethics and hosts the podcast Conversations with Coleman which he describes “as a platform that champions free speech, free thought, and open debate

Saturday, June 12 at 12:00PM
Hosted via Zoom