Literature

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,

Lit Youngstown: James DeMonte and Tobin Terry

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts graduates James DeMonte and Tobin Terry on Monday November 7, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Samantha Ensminger will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Lit Youngstown; Literary Halloween

Lit Youngstown presents a literary Halloween party, featuring readings by Christopher Lesko and Jay Newman on Wednesday October 26, at 8:00 pm, at The Soap Gallery on Champion St. in downtown Youngstown. Guests are invited to wear costumes of writers or literary figures. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Ashtabula County District Library: The Human Library

Ashtabula County District Library is hosting "The Human Library," on Saturday, October 15, noon to 4:00 pm. The Human Library works exactly like a traditional library, but here, human books and the readers enter into a personal dialogue. The Human Library books are people representing groups frequently confronted with prejudices and stereotypes, and are often victims of discrimination or social exclusion. [This is an international initiative that began in Denmark in 2000.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Youngstown Chapter: Answering The Call

Delta Sigm Theta Sorority, Inc. Youngstown Alumnae Chapter presents a program on, "Answering The Call, The Autobiography of Youngstown's Native Son: The Honorable Judge Nathaniel R. Jones." Judge Jones will talk about his autobiography, which will be followed by a brief discussion and book signing, on Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 pm, at the DeBartolo Stadium Club, at YSU. Presented in conjunction with the YSU Foundation. More information at youngstowndst.com

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