Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ready for Levyfest?

Friday is Ohio Poetry Day, and here in Cleveland, this year that means one thing: first day of Levyfest

Ready for Levyfest?
As an added bonus, if the weekend-long Levyfest isn't enough poetry for one city, on Saturday afternoon the East Cleveland Public Library is sponsoring a celebration of Cleveland legend Russell Atkins, with a reception following for poets to view some of the Atlanta University Center archival materials and share their own memories of Atkins and his work.

Friday, October 24th - 6-9 PM: An intimate reading and publishers' mixer at The Spotted Owl in Tremont - Join us for cocktails, poetry, and the release of the Renegade Flowers anthology! Stick around afterwards for cocktails and conversation!

Saturday, October 25th - 9:30AM - 5PM: Festival events at Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library - Panels, readings, and discussions, including a curated tour of CSU's levy collections, documentary screening, and meet-and-greets!

Saturday, October 25th - 7:00PM - 10:30PM: The community reading series at Lava Lounge in Tremont, including readings hosted by The Writing Knights starting at 7:00pm (Knightmares Halloween show) and hosted by Deep Cleveland's Joshua Gage starting at 8 pm!

Saturday, October 25th - 7:00PM - Close: A knock-down, drag-out poetry experience at The Literary Cafe in Tremont hosted by the inimitable Steve Goldberg and Nick Traenkner, featuring several panelists and poets from the festival.

Sunday, October 26th - 10:00AM - 12:00PM: Levy memorial service at Edgewater park by the beach (Weather Permitting.)

On-Campus events at Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library) for Saturday are listed here:
Off-Campus events are listed here:

 Not all of the readings have been announced yet, but Joshua Gage has posted the line-up for the readings at Lava Lounge, 2061 West 10th Street, Tremont, on Saturday night.  Watch for:
  •  8:10 Mary A. Turzillo
  • 8:20 Jill Riga
  • 8:30 Geoffrey A. Landis
  • 8:40 Marissa Hyde
  • 8:50 John Burroughs
  • 9:00 Batya Weinbaum
  • 9:10 dan smith
  • 9:20 Elise Geither
  • 9:30 Ryan Sagert
  • 9:40 Marie Lillian Vibbert
  • 9:50 Vertigo Xi'an Xavier
  • 10:00-10:30 Open Mike
See you all there!

1 comment:

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Anybody out there want to write a review or a retrospective or a "here's what I saw" essay on the event?


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau