Literature

Rust Belt author David Giffels Lecture

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.

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Wally Lamb

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.

 

 

 

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS Shoes and New York Time Best-Selling Author

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 presents: Uncommon Valor: The Importance of Teamwork, Sacrifice and Leadership

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, Soldier of Change

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.

 

The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Speaker

The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host author and speaker Jennifer Weiner (whiner) on Thursday, September 18, at the Lake Club in Poland. Jen is known for her books In Her Shoes and The Guy Not Taken, as well as numerous tv appearances.  The evening begins with an author reception and cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and a presentation by Ms. Weiner (whiner). Reservation information is available at LibraryVisit.org/LiterarySociety.

Austintown Branch Library; Imagine With Us At The Library

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County present Imagine With Us At The Library on Thursday, July 17th at 6 P.M. at the Austintown Branch Library (600 South Raccoon Road). [This event will feature Lyndsay Cramer, Early Literacy Specialist at the Public Library of Youngstown, and will offer suggestions for parents on how to share books with children so that they will become proficient readers, and a story and an activity for children.] More information about this event is available at (330) 744-8636.

Pig Iron Literary & Art Works; Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading

Pig Iron Literary and Art Works (26 Phelps Street) in Downtown Youngstown presents a free Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading on Tuesday, July 8th at 7:30 P.M. [This poetry reading includes members of the audience, of any age or experience level, reading their own or a favorite poem.] More information about this event is available at (330) 747-6932.

Art Outreach Gallery; Mrs. Fran Litch Book Readings

The Art Outreach Gallery presents local guest author Mrs. Fran Litch in book readings from her book series The AmericAnts, on Thursday, June 26th at 10:30 A.M. and at noon in the Eastwood Mall Center Court (5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Route 422) in Niles. [The books, written in rhyme, rhythm, and often containing repetition, feature ants dressed in the colors and patterns of the American flag, with special "ant" names.] More information about these book readings is available at (330) 652-6980.

Mill Creek MetroParks; Garden Adventure

Mill Creek MetroParks presents a Garden Adventure on Saturday, June 7th from 10 A.M. until 3 P.M. at Fellows Riverside Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue) in Youngstown. [This event will feature a day of family fun adventuring, like Alice did in Wonderland.] More information about this adventure is available at (330) 740-7116.  

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