Literature

Lit Youngstown: Readings by David Giffels & Lori Jakiela

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by authors David Giffels and Lori Jakiela (ja-KEE-la), on Wednesday May 3, at 7:00 pm, Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Open mic will follow. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Westminster Presbyterian Church: 61st Annual Used Book Sale


The 61st annual book sale at Westminster Presbyterian Church takes place Wednesday, April 26 - Friday, April 28. There will be old and unique books, sheet music, videos, DVDs, CDs, records, and textbooks. Times are 9:00 am - 9:00 pm on Wednesday, and 9:00 am - 7:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.  Westminster is located at 119 Stadium Drive, in Boardman.  Ohio at:

ACLU of Ohio: Civil Liberties in a Hostile Environment

Youngstown Area PFLAG and other organizations present ACLU speaker Erik Meinhardt giving a talk on Civil Liberties in a Hostile Environment, on Tuesday, March 21st, at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. Erik Meinhardt is the Administrator at Plexus, the LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce in Northeast Ohio.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

Lit Youngstown: Sean Thomas Dougherty & Terry Murcko

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Sean Thomas Dougherty and Terry Murcko, on Wednesday March 1, at 7:00 pm, Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. And open mic will follow. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: Winter/Early Spring Opening

 The Southside Fine Arts Academy will resume their Winter/Early Spring programming on Wednesdays and Thursdays, February 15 and 16 from 4:00 -7:00 pm.  Wednesday classes will be held at St. Angela Merici School, 400 Lincoln Park Drive, Youngstown.  Thursday classes will be held at Neighborhood Ministries at Rockford Village, 1405b Dogwood Lane, in Youngstown.  The Academy is open to all children, grades k-12.  There is no fee to participate.  More information on the Southside Fine Arts Academy's Facebook page or at 330-540-8589.  

Lit Youngstown: YSU Students

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by YSU students in the writing program, hosted by Writing Center Director Angela Messenger on Wednesday, February 1, at 7:00 pm, Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

 

Lit Youngstown: Robert Miltner and Molly Fuller

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by writers Robert Miltner and Molly Fuller on Wednesday January 4, at 7:00 pm, at Purple Cat Productions, 220 W. Boardman St. in downtown Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Lit Youngstown: Phenomenal Women Book Celebration

Lit Youngstown hosts a book release and reception for "Phenomenal Women: Twelve Youngstown Stories,"on Tuesday December 13 at the First Presbyterian Church on Wick Ave. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30; a staged reading from the narratives of African-American women of our community will be at 7:00. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Lit Youngstown: Four Historians

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by historians Donna DeBlasio, Martha Pallante, Sean Posey and Cathy Seckman on Wednesday December 7, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. These authors will read from their books on local history. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: Story Telling Event

The Southside Fine Arts Academy presents Jocelyn Palmer Dabney, a storyteller on Tuesday, November 8th at 6:00 pm, at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road. Ms. Dabney, a former Librarian with the Youngstown City Schools, is well known in the Mahoning Valley for her engaging story telling ability. Ms. Dabney presents her story in authentic African garb, uses musical instruments and engages her audience through the technique story telling. More information available from Kris Harper, Executive Director of the Academy, at 330-707-2144,

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