Literature

Pig Iron Literary & Art Works; Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading

The Pig Iron Literary and Art Works (26 North Phelps Street) in Downtown Youngstown presents a free Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:30 P.M. [This poetry reading includes members of the audience, of any age or experience level, reading their own or a favorite poem.] More information about this event is available at (330) 747-6932.

Butler Institute Of American Art; Maurice Sendak - Memorial Exhibition

The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition running from Sunday, May 18th through Sunday, July 6th. [Fifty years ago, artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak created his classic children's book Where The Wild Things Are, and this exhibition includes some of his original drawings for the book, studies, and other materials related to his career.] Museum hours and more information about this exhibition are available at (330) 743-1107. 

Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table; The Groundhog Regiment Lecture

The Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table presents author and historian Jeffrey Hill, in a lecture entitled The 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry - The Groundhog Regiment, on Monday, March 10th at 6:30 P.M. at Antone's Banquet Centre (8578 Market Street) in Boardman. Reservations and more information about this event are available at (330) 726-7603. 

Youngstown Playhouse; Arsenic And Old Lace

The Youngstown Playhouse (600 Playhouse Lane) presents the classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring, running weekends from Friday, March 28th through Sunday, April 6th . Evening performances begin at 7:30 P.M. and the Sunday matinees are at 2:30 P.M. [Arsenic and Old Lace tells of spinster sisters Abby and Martha Brewster who are devoted to charity and family, but they have taken on another project as well.] Tickets and more information about this show are available at (330) 788-8739.

YSU; Poetry Reading

As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a poetry reading of poems submitted for a poetry competition, on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30 P.M. in the Jones Room of Kilcawley Center. [Poems will contain subject matter related to Africa, the African American experience, or expressions inspired by historical figures.] More information about the competition or the poetry reading is available at (330) 941-3097.

YSU; Poetry Competition Submissions

As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a Poetry Competition on Wednesday, February 26th. A maximum of two submissions per individual that contain subject matter related to Africa, the African American experience, or expressions inspired by historical figures, may be submitted to the Africana Studies Program by Friday, February 21st. More information about this competition is available at (330) 941-3097.

YSU; Molefi Asante Lecture

As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a lecture by Molefi Asante on Tuesday, February 11th at 7 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [Dr. Asante is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University and has been recognized as one of the 10 most widely read African American scholars.

YSU Poetry Center; Bruce Mills Reading

The Youngstown State University Poetry Center and Etruscan Press present a poetry reading by Bruce Mills on Tuesday, February 11th in the Auditorium in the John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [Bruce Mills teaches at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, his works have been published in The Georgia Review, New England Review, and more, he is the author of An Archaeology of Yearning, a memoir of his experience with his autistic son, and he is an advocate for education on autism.] More information about this free reading is available at (330) 941-1952.   

Pig Iron Literary & Art Works; Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading

Pig Iron Literary and Art Works (26 North Phelps Street) in Downtown Youngstown presents a Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:30 P.M. [This Poetry Reading includes members of the audience, of any age or experience level, reading their own or a favorite poem.] More information about this event is available at (330) 747-6932.

Victorian Players; Vaudeville at the Vic

The Victorian Players present their annual event, Vaudeville at the Vic, running from Friday, January 17th through Sunday, January 19th at the Victorian Players Theatre (702 Mahoning Avenue) in Youngstown. Evening performances begin at 7:30 P.M. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 P.M. [Vaudeville at the Vic will include music, drama, madness, silliness, and flying ping pong balls.] Reservations and more information about this event are available at (330) 746-5455. 

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