Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Larry Smith, editor of Bottom Dog Press of Sandusky, and Paul Gentile, author of Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise , on Wednesday July 1, at 7:00 pm., at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The reading will be followed by an open mic segment. It is free and open to the public.
Fallen City Writers will present a reading from their recently published anthology on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 pm, at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, in Youngstown. Parking available in lot on lower level. Please use entrance at lower level door. This is a celebration of the new anthology and National Poetry Month.
As part of YSU's African American History Month activities, there will be a panel discussion on "What is Wrong With Our Criminal Justice System?" on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 pm, in the Jones Room in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Participating will be members of the YSU Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, who will address the issues of law enforcement and race, and suggest ways of improvement.
As part of YSU's African American history Month program, Monica-Beasley Martin, a Youngstown resident and author of Bald is Beautiful, is presenting a lecture on her book and the importance of hair care for African American women, on Friday, February 6, at 6:30 pm in the Kilcawley Center Gallery on YSU's campus. A book signing will follow the lecture.
The Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Libraries presents author Alex Kershaw, at the Notre Dame Education Center, on Auburn Road, in Chardon,on Saturday, November 8, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, sharing his stories about the heroism and sacrifices of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II.
Akron native David Giffels, author of The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt, will speak at Canfield High School on Thursday, September 11 at 3:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
The Skeggs Lecture Series presents Wally Lamb, a New York Times Best-selling Author (She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True) on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The event is free, but tickets are mandatory. They can be picked up at the Stambaugh Box Office weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm.
Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS and a New York Times Best-Selling Author (Start Something That Matters), will speak as part of the Skeggs Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are mandatory and can be picked up at the Stambaugh Box Office weekdays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Sal Giunta, first living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War and author of Living with Honor, will present a free lecture on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Mr. Giunta will sign books after the lecture. The event is open to the public. Tickets are free, but are mandatory. They can be picked up at the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office weekdays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Stephen Snyder-Hill will be on the campus of Youngstown State University on Friday, October 3, at 2:00 pm in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center to discuss his new book, Soldier of Change, from the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. Th event is free and is open to the public. Mr. Snyder-Hill will sign books brought to the event.