Literature

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. 

YSU Diversity And Multicultural Affairs; African Marketplace

As part of African-American History Month, the Youngstown State University Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office presents The African Marketplace on Saturday, February 1st from Noon until 6 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [The African Marketplace will include art objects, jewelry, and Afrocentric writings and literature, and will also feature dance and musical entertainment.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3097.

YSU Diversity And Multicultural Affairs; African Marketplace

As part of African-American History Month, the Youngstown State University Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office presents The African Marketplace on Saturday, February 1st from Noon until 6 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [The African Marketplace will include art objects, jewelry, Afrocentric writings and literature, and will also feature dance and musical entertainment.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3097.

Mill Creek MetroParks; Book Discussion - About A Mountain

Mill Creek MetroParks presents a Book Discussion on John D'Agata's book, About A Mountain, on Saturday, December 14th at 10 A.M. at the Ford Nature Center (840 Old Furnace Road) in Youngstown. [This event will focus on the book about Mr. D'Agata's investigations into the Las Vegas water supply, suicide, politics, and the controversial disposal of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.] More information about this event is available at (330) 740-7107.

YSU Philosophy And Religious Studies Club; The Caterpillar's Question - A Performance Piece

The Youngstown State University Philosophy and Religious Studies Club presents a Fall event entitled, The Caterpillar's Question - A Performance Piece, on Saturday, November 2nd from 6 until 9 P.M. in the social hall at the First Unitarian Universalist Church (1105 Elm Street, at the corner of Elm Street and Illinois Avenue, across from Wick Park) in Youngstown. [This event will feature Dr.

Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; Lecture - Jessica Fellowes

The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County present Jessica Fellowes, author of the Downton Abbey series on PBS, on Tuesday, October 1st at 6 P.M. Reservations and more information about this event is available at (330) 740-6086.

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