Literature

Lit Youngstown reading at the Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center and Lit Youngstown present a reading in the Thomases Family Gallery, Sunday, February 21, at 3:00 pm, at the Jewish Community Center on Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. Paula Clarke, Bill Koch and Jordan McNeil will read in the gallery, where there is an installation of paintings by Charlene Galose. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

YWCA Warren: Author Dr. Laurie Jean Cannady

YWCA Warren, in partnership with Etruscan Press, presents a talk by Dr. Laurie Jean Cannady, who will discuss her new memoir "Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul," on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 pm. Cannady's memoir focuses on poverty, gender-based violence, race, and the courage it takes to face impossible odds. YWCA Warren is located at 375 N Park Avenue in Warren. This event is free and open to the public.

Lit Youngstown Reading: Phil Brady, Lynn Lurie, YSU Student Writers

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: Fine Arts Classes

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 kharper714@aol.com.

The Victorian Players: A Date with the Brontë Sisters

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 Reading: Bill Lawson

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 Discussion Group

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 Reading: Jeanne Bryner, Kare Kotrba & Sherri Saines

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.

Southside Fine Arts Academy: Opening Event

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 Reading Series: Philip Metres

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.

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