Writers and Readers Series--FREE Sunday programs at Cleveland Public Library continue

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/05/2009 - 09:21.

With state budget cuts, Cleveland Public Library and libraries across Ohio have lost vital operation funding. 

Despite the loss of revenue needed to cover staff costs and Sunday hours at the Cleveland Public Library, the acclaimed Writers and Readers Series will go on thanks to the endowment provided by the Founders Fund.  This earmarked legacy from library lovers remains separate from the general fund.

Educators, students, parents, and families are especiallly encouraged to read together and use these author visits to plan their curriculum and book club events. 

Call 216-623-2955 for location and program details.


“Sunday Afternoons for Writers & Readers” Series
Jamaica Kincaid - September 22, 2009
This program is a special event and jointly sponsored by the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and the Baker-Nord Foundation at Case Western Reserve University. The program will be held at CWRU.
Annie John, A Small Place, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, etc.
Neil Gaiman - October 4
The famed fiction writer and graphic novelist--and winner of the Newbery Award!  The program will held at the Lakeshore Memorial Nottingham location.
The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, The Sandman series, Good Omens, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, Neverwhere, American Gods, etc.
Anne Patchett - October 18
Bel Canto, The Magician's Assistant, The Patron Saint of Liars, etc.
Loung Ung - November 15
A killing fields survivor, memoirist Ung is a Cambodian American human rights activist and the national spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine-free World.
First They Killed My Father, Lucky Child.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - February 28, 2010
On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Profiles In Courage, etc.

James Howard Kunstler - March 14, 2010
The leading proponent of "The New Urbanism," Kunstler is a renowned social critic and the author of several environmentally-oriented books as well as the critically acclaimed novel World Made by Hand.
The Long Emergency, The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind, Home from Nowhere, etc.
Kay Ryan - April 18, 2010
The Poet Laureate of the United States.
Say Uncle, Elephant Rocks, The Niagara River, Flamingo Watching, etc.
Unless an alternative location is indicated--the Writers and Readers series takes place in the auditorium at the Louis Stokes wing of the Main Branch--Cleveland Public Library.
Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave NE
Cleveland OH 44114
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