Monday, December 4, 2023
Friday, December 1, 2023
Friday, November 3, 2023
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture announces a Zoom event that they say will aim "to increase understanding about [their grantmaking] process and broaden transparency." To register to attend, please click here.
Friday, October 27, 2023
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
From our friends at Lit Youngstown:
The 7th annual Fall Literary Festival will feature Ross Gay, Jill Christman, Alison Stine, and the Craig Paulenich Endowed Lecture on Literary Community by Lit Cleveland Executive Director Matt Weinkam. This will be an incredible conference, with thanks to our sponsors the Centofanti Foundation, the Youngstown State University Center for Working-Class Studies, WYSU-FM, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Lake Erie Golf Cars, the Thomases Family Foundation, KO Consulting, the Grace Ruth Memorial Endowment, Ohio Humanities, the Wilkes University Master of Fine Arts, the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts, Eastern Gateway Community College, the Ohio Arts Council and the Youngstown Foundation.
Registration for daytime events is now closed. Please join us for the free evening readings! For more information including a full schedule of events, please visit https://www.lityoungstown.org/fall-literary-festival-2023.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Let's Talk Art
Sunday, October 22
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a panel discussion, reception and Q&A with accomplished local poets, and spoken word performances.
Friday, October 6, 2023
The Ohio Poetry Day Association (OPDA) has selected Rikki Santer as its Ohio Poet of the Year for 2023. Santer was selected for her book of poems, Resurrection Letter: Leonora, Her Tarot, and Me (Materialist Press/Cereal Box Studio, 2023), a book-length sequence in tribute to the surrealist artist Leonora Carrington.
resident of Columbus, Ohio, Santer has had published five full-length
poetry collections and six chapbook sequences exploring such topics as
the Hopewell earthworks of Newark, Ohio; the late Kahiki Supper Club of
Columbus, Ohio; the world of ventriloquism, the art of fashion, and the
classic television series Twilight Zone. She is a member of the
teaching artist roster of the Ohio Arts Council, a vice president of the
Ohio Poetry Association, and a member of the poetry troupe, Concrete
Wink. Her poetry has been widely published and has received many honors
including several Pushcart and Ohioana book award nominations as well as
a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more
Santer will be featured at this year’s Ohio Poetry Day celebration, October 13–14. The event will feature a morning workshop, readings, and the keynote from Santer, who will read from her winning collection. See agenda details below.
OHIO POETRY DAY AGENDA
Friday, October 13, 7–9 PM: Meet and greet with Santer and previous Poets of the Year, overnight poetry contest prompt.
Saturday, October 14, 10 AM–4 PM: Evan Lodge Workshop, reading by Rikki Santer, open mic featuring Ohio Poetry Day contest winners.
Where: Troy Hayner Cultural Center
301 W. Main St., Troy, Ohio 45373
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
[Shared from the Literary Cleveland newsletter:]
Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm at CCPL Parma-Snow
Thursday, October 5 at 7pm at Kaiser Gallery
Saturday, October 7 at 4:30pm virtual with Ashland University
Sunday, October 8 at 10pm at Dunlaps Corner Bar
Monday, October 9 at 8pm virtual with Ashland University
Wednesday, October 11 at 7pm at Macs Backs-Books on Coventry
Thursday, October 12 at 7pm at Loganberry Books
Saturday, October 14 at 7pm at Macs Backs-Books on Coventry
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Join us as we dedicate the
Maj Ragain Poetry Park
When we make the poem, wood pulp paper, black spittle ink,
We hope you will join us to honor one of Kent State’s most beloved teachers and to celebrate his role as a cherished poet, a mentor and a distinguished alumnus and professor.
Thursday, September 14 | 5 p.m.
Free and open to all.
As we continue to honor the gift of Maj's life, we invite you to an open poetry reading on the following day. We will gather at Last Exit Books and Coffeehouse to share a favorite poem by or about Maj.
Friday, September 15 | 7 p.m.
No registration required.
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Monday, August 7, 2023
Friday, August 4, 2023
Monday, July 31, 2023
Monday, July 10, 2023
Sunday, July 9, 2023
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Thoreau on being a poet
July 1, 1840 in Thoreau’s Journal:
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Writer and editor friends.
This is a fine study of the integrated roles of
author and editor and publisher.
The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb
It proves both inspiring and insightful.
Monday, June 19, 2023
Friday, June 16, 2023
Hi, folks...we Northern Ohio Writers are coming to
Visible Voice Books (Tremont)on Saturday June 24th at 4-7
Thursday, June 8, 2023
A careful study on estrangement and loss, The Price of a Small Hot Fire excavates the archetypal horrors of monstrous motherhood, from abandonment and unsteady reconciliation to the grave. Experimental and intimate, E.F. Schraeder’s collection gives voice to a semi-autobiographical examination of a griefscape from a queer lens.
Pre-order a signed copy at https://rawdogscreaming.com/books/the-price-of-a-small-hot-fire/.
“E.F. Schraeder’s wonderful collection The Price of a Small Hot Fire is a gleaming poetic knife: strong, sharp, and heart-carving.”
– Lucy A. Snyder, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Exposed Nerves
“Schraeder writes with teeth sharpened by decades of grit and despair; vicious and morose in equal measure.”
– Anton Cancre, author of This Story Doesn’t End the Way We Want All the Time