Literary/Lectures

The Mercantile Library

21c Museum Hotel | 609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.  513-578-6600

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Behringer-Crawford Museum | 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, KY 41011. 859-491-4003

  • Closed thru Feb. 3.

The Betts House | 416 Clark St. Cincinnati, OH 45203. thebettshouse.org

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The Black Agenda Cincinnati |

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Books by the Banks | Duke Energy Center

  • October 2020

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

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Christ Church Cathedral | 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-621-1817

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Cincinnati Art Museum | 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-721-2787

  • Jan. 24, 7-9 p.m. Conversation with Sohrab Hura and Nathaniel M. Stein “The Levee: A Photographer in the American South”
  • Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Romare Bearden lecture
  • March 8, 2 p.m. 24th Annual Kreines Lecture on Decorative Art and Design: Artist Beth Lipman
  • March 12, 7-8 p.m. Lecture with Elizabeth Williams
  • March 15, 2 p.m. 20th Annual Benesse Lecture: Alison Saar
  • April 26, 2-3 p.m. 6th Annual Cincinnati Asian Art Society Lecture

Cincinnati Museum Center | 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203. 513-287-7000

  • Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. “The Bourbon King : The Life and Crimes of George Remus: Prohibition’s Evil Genius”

Cincinnati Opera | Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-241-2742

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Cincinnati Poetry Slam | 5021 Whetsel Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45227

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Cincinnati Preservation Association | 430 Reading Rd. Ste 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Cincinnati Storytelling Festival | Madcap Education Center, 3064 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211 

  • Feb. 6-8. Local and nationally recognized storytellers: Lyn Ford, Bil Lepp, Paul Strickland, Greg Hand, Dave Levy

Cincinnati Zoo | 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220. 513-281-4700

Barrows Conservation Lecture Series:

  • March 11, 7 p.m. Dr. Gary Nabhan “Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Lands & Communities”
  • April 1, 7 p.m. Dr. Olivia Carril “To Bee or Not to Bee: Documenting bee declines in dynamic landscapes”
  • April 14, 7 p.m. Dr. Thomas Lovejoy “The Wild Solution to Climate Change: Climate Change and the Living Planet”
  • May 6, 7 p.m. Dr. Peter Dann “Ask not what penguins can do for us but what we can do for penguins: A story about the recovery of the world’s largest colony of the world’s smallest penguin.”

Cincy Stories | Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fifth Anniversary Celebration

City of Montgomery | 10101 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242 513-891-2424. montgomeryohio.org

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

  • Jan. 22, 6:15 p.m. Sunset Salons: “Craft Cocktails” (at The Hive)
  • March 24, 6 p.m. Sunset Salons: “Women in the Arts” (at St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave)
  • May 20, 6 p.m. Sunset Salons: “Public Art” (at CampSITE Sculpture Park, 2866 Colerain Ave.)

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)

Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati | Cincinnati Art Museum

  • Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Dr. Benedict Leca: “Architecture & Design at the Nation’s First Library (Newport, RI)”
  • March 8, 2 p.m. 24th Annual Kreines Decorative Arts Lecture
  • May 15, 6 p.m. Dr. Janine Skerry: “Post Revolution – Evolution of Dining in American and Britain” (at Cincinnati Country Club)

Dos Madres Press | Arnold’s Bar & Grill, downtown

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Greater Cincinnati Writers League | Regency Condominiums, 2444 Madison Rd. 1st Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45208. gcwlemail@gmail.com

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House | 2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206. 513-751-0651

  • Feb. 5, 7 p.m. “Anti-Slavery Lovebirds”
  • March 5, 7 p.m. “Sisters in Solidarity?”
  • March 8, 4 p.m. Dr. Hilda Smith, University of Cincinnati: “Women’s Suffrage: Myth and Reality”

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion | 3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. 513-221-1875

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Holocaust & Humanity Center  | Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal (as of Jan. 27). 513-487-3055

  • Sundays, 2 p.m. Speaker Series
  • Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Speaker Series

Irish Heritage Center | 3905 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226. 513-533-0100

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Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati | 8487 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

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

  • Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Discussion: Tamara Bundy: “Pixie Pushes On”
  • Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Discussion: Luke Geddes: “Heart of Junk”
  • Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Discussion: Mark Curnutte: “Across the Color Line: Reporting 25 Years in Black Cincinnati”
  • Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Young Adult Author Panel: “Woven in Moonlight and Sorcery of Thorns”
  • Jan. 25, 2 p.m. Discussion: Alex Bernstein: “Miserable Love Stories: 25 Romantic Disasters That Are Worse Than Yours”
  • Jan. 28, 7 p.m. Discussion: Jack Atherton: “Falling For Miami”
  • Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Discussion: Phil Stamper: “The Gravity of Us”
  • Feb. 11, 6: 30 p.m. Readings from “Riparian: Poetry, Short Prose and Photographs Inspired by the Ohio River”
  • Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Discussion: Debbie Rigaud: “Truly, Madly, Royally”
  • Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Discussion: Rita Woods: “Remembrance”

Kenton County Public Library | 401 Kenton Lands, Erlanger, KY 41018. 859-962-9000. kentonlibrary.org 

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Knox Presbyterian Church | 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

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Lloyd Library and Museum | 917 Plum St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-721-3707

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Louder Than A Bomb – Cincinnati

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Mayerson JCC • 8485 Ridge Ave, Amberley. 513-761-7500

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Memorial Hall | Over-the-Rhine

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

  • First Wednesday, noon. First Wednesday Book Discussion
  • Feb. 3, 6 p.m. Uncle Nearest Whiskey Tasting & Lecture
  • Feb. 6, 6 p.m. Clifford Thompson: “Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues”
  • Feb. 27, 6 p.m. SIX@SIX: “Reckoning with the Past: The Historical Poetry of Frank X Walker,” Dr. Kristine Yohe, Northern Kentucky University
  • Nov. 7. Niehoff Lecture XXXIII: Author Erik Larson

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center | 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-333-7500

  • Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Freedom Lecture: Kellie Carter Jackson

Northern Kentucky University | 1 Nunn Dr., Highland Heights, KY 41099

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Pendleton Art Center | 1310 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-421-4339

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

  • March 24, 6 p.m. Bea Larsen: “The Third Person in the Room”

RefugeeConnect

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Roebling Point Books & Coffee | 306 Greenup St. Covington, KY 41011.

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

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TEDxCincinnati | Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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

  • Mondays, 12:15-1:05 p.m. Writer’s Table

Urban Appalachian Literary Salon Series | 329 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

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Wash Park Art | 1215 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-291-3626

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

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Woman’s Art Club | The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227. 513-272-3700

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

  • Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Open mic, plus feature performance

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