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 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 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.
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 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.
The North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association is sponsoring a celebration on Friday, October 2, 4:30 - 10:00 pm, and all day on Saturday, October 3. It will include a “pop-up” market, YSU Student Jazz Ensemble at Dorian Books; lectures, movement and cooking demos; music, poetry, and food. Music at Madison presents "Songs of Broadway" on Saturday evening - reservations required. The North Side Farmer’s Market will also expand and have some extra activities on Saturday. More information on Facebook, and at (330) 360-0648.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents the exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine through Friday, October 9, at various locations around Youngstown. This banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine incorporates several 15th and 16th century thinkers and how their work is represented in the Harry Potter books. Location information at melnick.ysu.edu.
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.