The YWCA of Youngstown presents a Creative Reading By Kelly Bancroft and Colleen Clayton, on Thursday, July 7, at 6:00 pm, at the YWCA on Rayen Avenue in Youngstown. Kelly Bancroft is a graduate of the NEO MFA program. Her poems and prose have appeared in journals such as Puerto del Sol, Literal Latte and Time. Colleen Clayton is the program coordinator for The Northeast Ohio Masters of Fine Arts program and is working on a second novel with writer and friend Kelly Bancroft. The reading is free and open to the public.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Dianne BOR-senik, John Burroughs, and Matthew Minicucci on Wednesday May 4, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Allison Davis and Rochelle Hurt on Sunday April 24, at 2:00 pm, at The Soap Gallery on S. Champion St. in downtown Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Jewish Community Center in Youngstown and Lit Youngstown present a reading with Mari Alschuler, Kelly Bancroft & Arya-Francesca Jenkins, on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 pm. The reading coincides with "Collective Resonance: An Exhibition of Women Artists." Nin Andrews & Karen Schubert will lead an ekphrastic poetry writing workshop before the reading, at 6:00 pm. (ekphrastic: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art)
Lit Youngstown host an hour of readings of light-hearted poetry at Gallagher's Lunch Bucket in the Oakhill Renaissance Center on Oakhill Avernue in Youngstown, on Monday, April 11, at noon. Bring your favorite food poem, if you're inspired.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will offer summer programming in collaboration with Neighborhood Ministries Center at Rockford Village, 1402B Dogwood Lane, in Youngstown, on Wednesdays through August 17th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Classes in creative writing/poetry, choir, visual arts, dance and drum circle will be offered. Summer programming will resume at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 1420 Youngstown-Poland Road through August 23rd from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Ohio poets Adam Hughes and Barbara Sabol (SAY bol) on Wednesday April 6, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
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.
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 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.