Author Visit: Ellendea Proffer Teasley

“Brodsky Among Us appears to have been written in a single exhalation of memory; it is frank, personal, loving, and addictive: a minor masterpiece of memoir, and an important world-historical record.” —The Nation Join author Ellendea Proffer Teasley as she discusses her memoir detailing her longstanding friendship with the renowned poet and Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. Brodsky Among Us reveals…

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Coffee and Comics with Marc Sumerak and Christopher Darling

Octavofest celebrates the book and paper arts with comics and coffee: comics professionals host workshops for participants of all skill levels. Enjoy free Rising Star coffee while creating your own personal comics or refining your sequential art skills. October 7: Featured Speaker Marc Sumerak Marc Sumerak is an Eisner and Harvey award-nominated comics creator. He has contributed as writer and…

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Meet Robin Yocum, Author of A Brilliant Death

On Thursday October 26, 2017, Literary Cleveland and Ohio Center for the Book continue Read Ohio with award-winning author Robin Yocum. Yocum will read and discuss his book, the 2017 Edgar® Award-nominated, A Brilliant Death. Read Ohio is an author talk and book discussion series hosted by Literary Cleveland, in partnership with the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public…

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Start Talking! Rx Opioid Abuse

Did You Know? 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. Two-thirds of teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family members and friends. One person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States and this increasing trend is driven by prescription painkillers. Learn…

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Recommend Titles for Shakespeare in Love. Now playing at Cleveland Play House

September 9 – October 1, 2017 Cleveland Play House Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare Cleveland, Ohio adapted for the stage by Lee Hall based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard directed by Laura Kepley The Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love comes to the stage, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. Young playwright Will Shakespeare is short…

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Issue 60: Questions & Answers

What is the Cleveland Public Library levy on the November ballot? Cleveland Public Library’s existing 5.8 mill levy will expire at the end of 2018. The Library is asking voters to renew the existing 5.8 mill levy and increase that levy by 2.0 mills for a continuing period of time. Why not just renew the 5.8 mill levy? The current…

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