Lit Youngstown presents a reading by YSU professor and poet Philip Brady, and mystery novelist Lynn Lurie on Wednesday February 3, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. These authors will be followed by writers featured in CROW, a YSU publication for notable student essays. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy announces its winter class sessions beginning the week of January 11th. The academy will meet on Mondays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at St. Angela Merici, 400 Lincoln Park Drive; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road; and on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at St. Angela Merici parish. The academy is open to all children grades K-12 and there is no charge to participate. More information available from Executive/Artistic Director Kris Harper at 330-707-2144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Victorian Players present actress, author, and storyteller Carol Weakland in "A Date with the Brontë Sisters," two one-woman shows based on "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights," this final weekend. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm. More information at victorianplayers.org.
Lit Youngstown presents a talk and reading by Bill Lawson, Executive Director of The Mahoning Valley Historical Society, on Wednesday January 6, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Lawson will present the life and poetry of Youngstown Irish immigrant steelworker Michael McGovern. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Salem Public Library Book Group will discuss the book, “Secret Daughter”, by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, on December 15, at 7:00 pm in the Quaker Room of Salem Public Library located at 821 E. State Street, in Salem. This book is available in the Adult Services Department for borrowing. Book discussions are open to the general public. More information available from the library at 330-332-0042.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by three Appalachian women poets on Wednesday December 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. [Jeanne Bryner, Karen Kotrba (Ka TOR ba) and Sherri Saines are the featured readers, followed by an open mic emceed by Tracy McQuillan.] The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy, located at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, has its opening event on Tuesday, October 13th at 4:00 pm. The Academy, sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Chorale, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, with Saturday classes added in November. The Academy is open to all children in the greater Youngstown area grades K-12. There is no cost to participate. Registration and schedule information at 330-707-2144.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Philip Metres (MEH-trus), an award-winning poet, translator, scholar, and activist. His most recent poetry books include Sand Opera and A Concordance of Leaves. The reading is on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association is sponsoring a celebration on Friday, October 2, 4:30 - 10:00 pm, and all day on Saturday, October 3. It will include a “pop-up” market, YSU Student Jazz Ensemble at Dorian Books; lectures, movement and cooking demos; music, poetry, and food. Music at Madison presents "Songs of Broadway" on Saturday evening - reservations required. The North Side Farmer’s Market will also expand and have some extra activities on Saturday. More information on Facebook, and at (330) 360-0648.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents the exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine through Friday, October 9, at various locations around Youngstown. This banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine incorporates several 15th and 16th century thinkers and how their work is represented in the Harry Potter books. Location information at melnick.ysu.edu.