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. 

  • April 5, 7:30 p.m. “A God of Life and a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to the Refugee and Immigration Crisis,” led by Professor Daniel G. Groody (at Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University, 3801 Ledgewood Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45207).

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

  • 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twice-monthly workshop (at Kenton County Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011)

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

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Mayerson JCC | 8485 Ridge Ave, Amberley. 761.7500. 

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

  • March 21, 12-1:30 p.m. “A Literary Afternoon with Redge Hanes,” author of “Justice by Another Man.”
  • March 23, 7 p.m. “Modern Novel Lecture,” with Nathan Hill, author of “The Nix.” Reception: 6:30 p.m.
  • April 5, 12 p.m. “First Wednesday Book Discussions,” “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders. Jong Park, discussion leader.
  • April 11, 6:30 p.m. “The Invention of Nature: An Evening with Andrea Wulf,” Reception: 6 p.m.
  • April 18, 7 p.m. “1835 Lecture,” with Ken Adelman, author of “Reagan at Reykjavik.” Reception: 6:30 p.m.
  • 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 Drive, 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 2, 1:30 p.m. “Ohioana 2017,” honoring Hamilton County’s authors. Award winning author and illustrator Loren Long will be presented with 2017 Cooper Award.
  • April 4, 7-8 p.m. Poetry in the Garden.
  • April 8, 3-4 p.m. Presentation and signing of Nikki M. Taylor’s historic story “Driven Towards Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret and the Tragedy on the Ohio.”
  • April 11, 7-8 p.m. Poetry in the Garden
  • April 15, 2-3 p.m. “The G-Man and the Diamond King,” Former Special Agent William Plunkett will tell about a 1935 confrontation between an FBI agent and a career criminal in the Tri-State region during the height of gangster crime in the 1930s.
  • April 18, 7-8 p.m. Poetry in the Garden
  • 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.

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

  • March 20, 7 p.m. “Rembrandt’s Fascination with Judaism,” lecture about the relationship between Rembrandt’s art and faith led by Dr. Shelley Perlove.
  • April 6, 12-2 p.m. “Lunch and Learn: Rembrandt in Context,” illustrated talk on Rembrandt’s place in “Dutch Golden Age” led by Dr. Kristi Nelson. Light lunch provided.

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.

  • April 10, 7 p.m. “Meaningful Mondays: Poets in the Courtyard” (at Arnold’s, downtown)
  • 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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