The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents a lecture by John Granger entitled "Literary Alchemy: The Secret Magic-Formula of Harry Potter and Today’s Best Selling Books," on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 pm, at Room 132 of YSU's Debartolo Hall. This event is FREE and open the public. [There is also a banner exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Medicine, and Magic" from the National Library of Medicine. It will be set up in the lobby of Debartolo Hall on the day of the lecture.]
Lit Youngstown and the YWCA of Youngstown are hosting the "Slice of Life" event on Tuesday September 29th, at 7:00 pm, at the YWCA in Downtown Youngstown. The event features storytelling of true tales from local writers, with desserts provided. Tickets and more information can be found by contacting either Melissa Papini at the YWCA, 330-746-6361, extension 118, or Lit Youngstown at 330-333-1619.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Kent poets Major Ragain and Joe Caley, on Wednesday September 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Ragain with five collections of poetry and Caley, a decorated Vietnam veteran, are facilitators of the Kent Veterans Writers’ Circle. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Sean Posey, local photographer, essayist, and historian, on Wednesday August 5, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Sean is currently working on a book about Youngstown for the History Press. The reading is free and open to the public. More information att LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Jane Turzillo is the guest author at this month's Third Mondays Author Series at the Ashtabula Library, on Monday, July 20 at 6:00 pm. Turzillo is the author of "Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio," "Murder & Mayhem on Ohio’s Rails," and "Ohio Train Disasters." Registration and more information at 440-997-9341.
The Legal Creative is presenting a Legal Clinic for Creatives at the Austintown Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, on Friday, October 30 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. During the Legal Clinics, art professionals and art organizations can schedule an appointment to meet face-to-face with a volunteer attorney. Artists can preregister online at legalcreative.org, by calling The Legal Creative at 330-286-4363, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown, is hosting a Summer Arts Camp the week of August 3 - 7, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm daily. Activities include singing, drama, handbells, boomwhackers, hands-on visual art activities, creative writing/poetry and individual instrument tutoring. All of the classes are being taught by qualified artists from the parish, artists from the community, as well as from Youngstown State University. The art camp is open to all children Grades K-12. There is a $5.00 registration fee per child.
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.