Literary/Lectures

NOTE: While the pandemic is easing, please still check with presenting organizations in case of postponements, cancellations or other changes.

The Mercantile Library

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

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AIA Cincinnati | 1114 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-421-4661

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The Angelico Project | 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

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Athenaeum of Ohio | Bartlett Center,  6616 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, 45230

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The Barn | 6980 Cambridge Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227. 513-272-3700

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Barnes & Noble | Deerfield Towne Center, 5175 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, OH 45040. 513-972-5146

  • May 18, 7 p.m. Discussion: Bethenny Frankel “Business is Personal” (virtual)
  • May 19, 3 p.m. Discussion: Jack Carr “In The Blood” (virtual)
  • May 24, 7 p.m. Discussion: Katie Cotugno w/ Taylor Jenkins Reid “Birds of California” (virtual)
  • May 25, 7 p.m. Discussion: Xiran Jay Zhao w/ Elizabeth Lim “Iron Widow” (Virtual)
  • May 31, 3 p.m. Discussion: Romy Hausmann “Sleepless” (virtual)
  • June 21, 6 p.m. Discussion: Juno Dawson “Her Majesty’s Royal Coven” (virtual)
  • June 29, 3 p.m. Discussion: Riley Sager w/ Megan Miranda “The House Across the Lake” (virtual)
  • July 26, 7 p.m. Discussion: Ashley Poston “The Dead Romantics” (virtual)

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

  • May 18, 6:30 p.m. NKY History Hour: “Mike’s Music: A Hometown Hub for Original Music”

The Black Agenda Cincinnati |

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Books by the Banks | Duke Energy Center

  • October

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

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Christ Church Cathedral | 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-621-1817

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

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Cincinnati Arts Association | Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-621-2787

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

  • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Live Virtual Speakers Bureau Presentations (virtual)

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 

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

Barrows Conservation Lectures:

  • May 18, 7 p.m. Dr. Doug Tallamy “Nature’s Best Hope”

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

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

  • May 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Sunset Salons: Herbs (Civic Garden Center)

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati, Margaret Fuller Lecture Series | Virtual

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Contemporary Arts Center | 44 E. 6th St., Cincinnati, OH 513-345-2941

  • May 19, 5:30 p.m. ASHA AMA’s New Moon Virtual Premier Pay me in Equity Panel
  • May 26, 6 p.m. Living and Loving Your Grown Woman Body Panel w/ ASHA AMA

Covington Writers Group

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

Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati | Cincinnati Art Museum

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

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EquaSion | (formerly Bridges of Faith Trialogue)

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Fitton Center | 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton, OH 45011. 513-863-8873

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Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council

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Grail in the US | 931 O’Bannonville Rd., Loveland OH 45140

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Greater Cincinnati Writers League | Hermitage Room – The Regency, 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

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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. 513-487-3055

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Speaker Series: online

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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Jewish Federation of Cincinnati | 8499 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

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

  • May 16, 7 p.m. Discussion: Steven Rosen “Lost Cincinnati Concert Venues of the ’50s and ’60s: From the Surf Club to Ludlow Garage”
  • May 18, 7 p.m. Discussion: Penny McGinnis “Home Where She Belongs”
  • May 21, 2 p.m. Discussion: Stephanie Wyler “Certain Truths”
  • May 22, 4 p.m. Discussion: Christina Lauren w/ Tif Marcelo “Something Wilder”
  • May 25, 7 p.m. Discussion: Peter Heller “The Guide” (virtual)
  • May 26, 7 p.m. Discussion: Daniel Coyle “The Culture Playbook: 60 Highly Effective Actions to Help Your Group Succeed” (virtual)
  • May 28, 2 p.m. Discussion: Sharon Draper “Out of My Heart”
  • June 2, 7 p.m. Discussion: Lynne Kaufman and Cathy Curtis “Elizabeth Hardwick” (virtual)
  • June 6, 7 p.m. Discussion: Mark Kurlansky “The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway” (virtual)
  • June 13, 7 p.m. Discussion: Catherine Newman “What Can I Say?: A Kid’s Guide to Super-Useful Social Skills to Help You Get Along and Express Yourself; Speak Up, Speak Out, Talk about Hard Things, and Be a Good Friend” (virtual)
  • June 20, 7 p.m. Discussion: Louis Bayard “Jackie & Me”
  • June 22, 7 p.m. Discussion: Jonathan Forbes and Soma Sengupta “Humanizing Brain Tumors: Strategies for You and Your Physician”
  • June 23, 7 p.m. Discussion: Therese Anne Fowler “It All Comes Down to This”
  • July 6, 7 p.m. Discussion: David Bell “The Finalists”
  • July 13, 7 p.m. Discussion: Eleanor Brown “Any Other Family”
  • Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Discussion: Judith Turner-Yamamoto “Loving the Dead and Gone”
  • Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Discussion: Catherine McKenzie w/ Jessica Strawser “Please Join Us”

Lindner Center of HOPE | 4075 Old Western Row Rd, Mason, OH 45040

3rd Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. Free Community Education Series:

  • June 15. “What is OCD and How is It Treated?” (Manor House, Mason)
  • Aug. 17. “An Overview of Anxiety Disorders and Treatment” (Manor House, Mason)
  • Sept. 21. “Focus on ADHD: A Practical Primer” (Countryside YMCA)
  • Oct. 19. “What To Do When Someone Is In Mental Health Crisis?” (Manor House, Mason)
  • Nov. 16. “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (Countryside YMCA)
  • Dec. 21. “Health at every size (HAES), weight stigma and why dieting can be harmful” (Manor House, Mason)

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

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

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Memorial Hall | 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-977-8838

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

  • May 19, 6 p.m. The Hearth & Home Lecture: Vivian Howard
  • July 14, 6 p.m. The Science & Nature Lecture: Robert Bilott
  • Aug. 10, 6 p.m. The 2035 Lecture: Anne Helen Petersen
  • Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Albert Pyle Urban Lecture: Dr. Nisha Botchwey
  • Oct. 6, 6 p.m. The Modern Novel Lecture: James McBride
  • Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Niehoff XXXIII Lecture: Aaron Sorkin (Hyatt Regency)

(City of) Montgomery | 10101 Montgomery Rd., Montgomery, OH 45242 513-891-2424

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MORTAR | 1329 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 

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

  • May 19, 6:45 p.m. Discussion: Elizabeth Hinton “America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s”

Network of Executive Women Cincinnati

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

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Over-the-Rhine Museum | 513-813-7309

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Oxford Community Arts Center | 10 S. College Ave., Oxford, OH 45056. 513-524-8506

  • 2nd Wednesday, 7 p.m. “Oxford Tale Spinners: True Stories Told Live”

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

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RefugeeConnect

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

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Save Our Souls Art

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Sitwell’s Coffee House | 324 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

  • June 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Open Mic Poetry Night: Pauletta Hansel & Sara Moore Wagner

Skirball Museum | Hebrew Union College, 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

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StudioKroner | 130 W. Court St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • May 18, 6 p.m. Ben Brabson: “The Science Behind the Art”
  • May 21, 1 p.m. Oliver Kroner: “Climate Action in CIncinnati”
  • May 25, 6:30 p.m. Elaine Olund: Poetry About the Environment

Taft Museum of Art | 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-241-0343

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TEDxCincinnati

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

Union Institute & University | 440 East McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206

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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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Wave Pool Gallery | 2940 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225

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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

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