Literature

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place: Open M at M Gallery

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place presnts Open M: "Open Mind - Open Mouth," a evening of artistic expression at M Gallery on Tuesday, March 22, at 8:00 pm. All musicians, poets, writers, and actors are invited.
M Gallery is at 112 W Commerce Street, in Youngstown. More information available from Johanna@nyopg.com.

YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies: Gender and Sexuality on TV

the YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents a panel discussion on "Gender and Sexuality on TV: Jessica Jones, Empire, and Transparent," on Friday, March 18, at 11:00 am, in the Gallery Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center. YSU professor Laura Beadling will facilitate this discussion about images of women on television. Other participating YSU faculty will include Deb Cunningham, Dolores Sisco, and Megan List.

Lit Youngstown: Poets Mary Biddinger and Mary Quade

Lit Youngstown presents poets Mary Biddinger and Mary Quade, on Wednesday June 1, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow.. [Biddinger is a Professor of English at the University of Akron and is the author of four full-length collections of poetry. Quade teaches creative writing at Hiram College and is the author of the poetry collections Guide to Native Beasts.] The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

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.

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