Literary Arts

The Mercantile Library

The Mercantile Library

The Black Agenda Cincinnati

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Books by the Banks 

  • October 2017

The Booksellers on Fountain Square | 505 Vine St., 1st floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-258-2038

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Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio | 7162 Reading Rd., Suite 600, Cincinnati, OH 45237. 513-672-3702 

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Chase Public | 1569 Chase Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223. 513-426-6500

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Clifton Cultural Arts Center | 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220. 513-497-2860

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Covington Writers Group | Kenton County Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011

  • 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twice-monthly workshop

Greater Milford Area Historical Society | 906 Main St., Milford, OH 45150. 513-248-0324

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers | 2692 Madison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208. 513-396-8960 

  • April 24, 7 p.m. Book discussion of “Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairytale,” with author Ashley Poston
  • April 25, 7 p.m. Book discussion of “As Sure as Tomorrow Comes: One Couple’s Journey Through Loss and Love,” with authors Danielle and Christopher Jones
  • April 26, 7 p.m. Book discussion of “Mouse Ears for Everyone: A Guide to Walt Disney World for Guests with Special Needs,” with author Amy Schinner
  • April 29. Independent Bookstore Day
  • May 1-7. National Children’s Book Week
  • May 9, 7 p.m. Book discussion of “Priestdaddy,” with author Patricia Lockwood
  • May 11, 7 p.m. Book discussion of “No One Can Pronounce My Name,” with author Rakesh Satyal
  • May 16, 7 p.m. Book discussion of “A Million Junes,” with author Emily Henry and “The Last of August,” with author Brittany Cavallaro
  • May 22, 7 p.m. Book discussion of “Thick as Thieves,” with author Megan Whalen Turner

Mayerson JCC | 8485 Ridge Ave, Amberley. 761.7500. 

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Mercantile Library | 414 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-621-0717.

  • May 3, 12 p.m. “First Wednesday Book Discussions,” “The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do,” by Clotaire Rapaille. Ben Greenberg, discussion leader.
  • May 11, 7 p.m. “Heath and Home,” with Amanda Dameron, editor-in-chief of Dwell Magazine. Reception: 6:30 p.m.
  • June 14, 7 p.m. “Harriet Beecher Stowe Freedom Writer Award,” with Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and at The Washington Post and author of “They Can’t Kill Us All.” Reception: 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 8, 7 p.m. “2035 Lecture,” with Chuck Klosterman, author of “What if We’re Wrong?” Reception: 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 14, 7 p.m. “Pyle Urban Lecture,” with R.T. Rybak, President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation. Reception: 6:30 p.m.

Monastery Studio | 760 William Howard Taft Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206

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Northern Kentucky University Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement | Louie B. Nunn Dr., Highland Heights, KY 41099 

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Pique | 210 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011. 859-322-9553.

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Public Library of Cincinnati | 800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-369-6900

  • April 25, 7-8 p.m. Poetry in the Garden
  • April 29, 1-2:30 p.m. “Old Cincinnati: Our Businesses and Their Leaders!” Presentation of Cincinnati’s history from its founding in 1788 through World War II
  • May 6, 2-4 p.m. “Yay, I Have a Finished Draft! Now What?” Workshop led by Kurt Dinan about how to revise a novel
  • May 9, 7-8 p.m. “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century,” lecture led by Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University about the parallels between current reality and the reality of 20th Century Europe
  • May 21, 2-5 p.m. “Bluegrass Heritage of Southwestern Ohio Lecture Series,” two presentations, led by Katherine Rowell and Jeffery Gaver, about Bluegrass music heritage of the Miami Valley of Ohio

Skirball Museum / Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion | 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

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Thomas More College | 333 Thomas More Pkwy., Crestview Hills, KY 41017. 859-341-5800 

  • Mondays thru May 1, 12-12:50 p.m. Writer’s Table with TMC Writer-in-Residence Dick Hague

Women Writing for a Change | 6906 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236. 513-272-1171

  • May 8, 7 p.m. “Meaningful Mondays: Poets in the Courtyard” (at Arnold’s, downtown)

Word of Mouth Cincinnati | MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Final Tuesdays. 7 p.m. Monthly poetry readings

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