Literature

Lit Youngstown: Diane Kendig & Hannah Rodabaugh

 

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Diane Kendig and Hannah Rodabaugh Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00 on Zoom and Facebook Live, hosted by by Allison Pitinii Davis and Danny Gage. An open mic will follow. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

 

YSU Alumni and Friends Virtual Book Club Live Discussion

The YSU Alumni and Friends Virtual Book Club will discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak as its June selection, on Tuesday, June 30th, at 7 pm. The discussion panel will share their thoughts and respond to questions submitted in the Facebook comments. Join the discussion on the YSU Virtual Club Facebook Page.

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Lit Youngstown: Kayla Jeswald & Cliff Richael

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Kayla Jeswald and Cliff Richael, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00, at the Soap Gallery in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow, emceed by Kelsey Myers. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Bach Choir: Langston Hughes: Harlem’s Jazz Poet

The Bach Choir will present Langston Hughes: Harlem’s Jazz Poet, a concert of Hughes’ poetry set to music, on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, February 9th at 4 pm, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 North Highland Avenue, in Pittsburgh. Hughes' jazz poems, such as “In Time of Silver Rain” and “I Dream a World,” will serve as lyrics for a program of choral arrangements.] Tickets available at bachchoirpittsburgh.org

Lit Youngstown: Holly Christensen & Chris Gibowicz

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Akron Beacon Journal columnist Holly Christensen and poet and educator Chris Gibowicz, Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00 at the Soap Gallery in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow, emceed by Jimmy Sutman. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Lit Youngstown: John Burroughs & Shelley Chernin

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Cleveland poets John Burroughs and Shelley Chernin, Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 at the Soap Gallery in downtown Youngstown. [An open mic will follow, emceed by Rae McCann.] The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Lit Youngstown: Pamela Anderson & Steve Thomas

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Steve Thomas of Cleveland and Pamela Anderson of Kent, on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 at the Soap Gallery in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow, emceed by Beth Franklin. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

American Guild of Organists, Youngstown Chapter: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe - A Festival of Texts and Tunes Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

 The American Guild of Organists, Youngstown Chapter presents An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe: A Festival of Texts and Tunes Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, on Monday, October 21, at 7 pm, at St. Columba Cathedral' on Wood Street, in Youngstown.  Well-known area actor, W Rick Schilling, and cathedral organist, Dr. Daniel Laginya, present an evening of poetry and song reflecting themes found in Poe’s work.

 

Opera Western Reserve: Witches, Daemonologie & Macbeth

Opera Western Reserve presents the lecture Witches, Daemonologie & Macbeth, by Dr. Tim Francisco, professor of English and Director of the Center for Working Class Studies at YSU, on Wednesday, October 30, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown.  Dr. Francisco will discuss how and why the then-current religious and political forces shaped the characters in the play. This is a free event,but reservations are required through the Youngstown JCC or Opera Western Reserve.  

 

Opera Western Reserve & the Soap Gallery: Witches Brew

Opera Western Reserve presents Witches Brew, on Friday, October 25, 6 - 10 pm, at the SOAP Gallery, in downtown Youngstown.  It will be an evening of musical selections highlighting Verdi's opera Macbeth, readings from Shakespeare, heavy appetizers, and cash bar. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and can be purchased through the Opera Western Reserve office at330.480.0693 or at the SOAP Gallery online. Witches Brew is a part of the Murder, Mayhem & Macbeth Fest.

 

 

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