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 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 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 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 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 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 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
The Ashtabula County District Library presents an "Author Expo," on Saturday, October 1, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, at the library. Over 20 Ohio authors will be on hand to speak on a one-to-one-basis at the Ashtabula Library’s first Author Expo. There will also two short panels at noon and 1:00 pm.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Christopher Barzak and Lawrence Coates on Monday October 3, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Bill Soldan will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee presents the ECHHO College Fair at OCCHA, on Shirley Road in Youngstown, on Thursday, September 29, 9:00 - 11:00 am. TThe 2016 Annual Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward, Inc. (ECHHO) College Fair is for the underrepresented high school students and their parents to learn about the college preparation process and the Hispanic/Latino scholarships available to those who qualify. Co-sponsored by YSU's Office of Admissions, OCCHA and ECHHO.More information available at 330-941-3243 or echho.org.