Literary/Lectures

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

  • Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m. Vision Keynote: Pocket Parks to Policy (at Niehoff Studio, 2728 Vine St.)
  • March 19, 5:30 p.m. Vision Keynote: Guided by Ethos (at BOOST! 538 Reading Rd. Loft 300)

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

  • Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Jonathan Reyes: “St. John Henry Newman and the Apostolate in the Modern World”

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

  • March 26, 1:30 p.m. Art & Architecture of Italy | Gene Johnston Lecture Series
  • April 2, 1:30 p.m. Art & Architecture of Italy | Gene Johnston Lecture Series
  • April 9, 1:30 p.m. Art & Architecture of Italy | Gene Johnston Lecture Series
  • April 16, 1:30 p.m. Art & Architecture of Italy | Gene Johnston Lecture Series

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

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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

  • 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 23, 6 p.m. NKU Symposium: An Evening with Wendell Berry & Gray Zeitz
  • April 26, 2-3 p.m. 6th Annual Cincinnati Asian Art Society Lecture
  • May 6, 2-4 p.m. Colonial Dames Lecture and Tea

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

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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 

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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

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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

  • 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

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

  • May 3. Art at the Oratory: Sharon Thomson collaborative reading piece with Pones

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. 23, 4 p.m. Book Signing with Nancy Stearns Theiss
  • March 4, 7 p.m. “Sisters in Solidarity?”
  • March 8, 4 p.m. Dr. Hilda Smith, University of Cincinnati: “Women’s Suffrage: Myth and Reality” 
  • April 1, 7 p.m. Harriet and Two Contemporary Reformers
  • May 6, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Literary Sisters

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

  • Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Discussion: Diana Bosse: “The Perks of Having Cancer: An Inspirational, Positive and Humorous View of a Not-So-Inspirational, Positive, or Humorous Situation”
  • Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Discussion: Rita Woods: “Remembrance”
  • Feb. 26, 6 p.m. Discussion: JB Family Book Club: “The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis”
  • Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Discussion: Richard Cordray: “Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy”
  • March 3, 7 p.m. Discussion: Annette Januzzi Wick: “I’ll Have Some of Yours: What my mother taught me about cookies, music, the outside, and her life inside a care home”
  • March 4, 7 p.m. Discussion: Kimmery Martin & Jessica Strawser: “The Antidote for Everything” and “Forget You Know Me”
  • March 7, 2 p.m. Discussion: Jenn Bishop: “Things You Can’t Say”
  • March 11, 7 p.m. Discussion: Leesa Cross-Smith: “So We Can Glow: Stories”
  • March 12, 7 p.m. Discussion: Lyssa Kay Adams: “Undercover Bromance”
  • March 16, 7 p.m. Discussion: Melanie Anderson and Lisa Kroger: “Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction” (at Crestview Hills)
  • March 17, 7 p.m. Discussion: Lucretia Bowman: “Breaking the Cycle of Self Abuse: Discovering the Escape Route to New Choices”
  • March 22, 5 p.m. Discussion: Jeanine Cummins: “American Dirt”
  • March 25, 6 p.m. Discussion: JB Family Book Club: “The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin”
  • March 29, 2 p.m. Discussion: Intisar Khanani: “Thorn”
  • April 15, 7 p.m. Discussion: Veronica Roth: “Chosen Ones”
  • April 23, 6 p.m. Discussion: JB Family Book Club: “Holes by Louis Sachar”

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
  • First Thursday, 6 p.m. Literary Journeys with Tony Covatta
  • Feb. 18, 6 p.m. Reading Toni Morrison
  • Feb. 25, 6 p.m. Adaptation: Miss Lonelyhearts
  • Feb. 27, 6 p.m. SIX@SIX: “Reckoning with the Past: The Historical Poetry of Frank X Walker,” Dr. Kristine Yohe, Northern Kentucky University
  • Feb. 29, 1:30 p.m. From The Grave to The Cradle: Restoring African American History
  • March 3, 6 p.m. Adaptation: Miss Lonelyhearts
  • March 4, 5:30 p.m. The Ghosts of Eden Park: An Evening with Karen Abbott
  • March 10, 6 p.m. The Memoir Lecture: Kiese Laymon
  • March 18, 6 p.m. Free Thinker: An Evening with Kimberly Hamlin
  • March 24, 6 p.m. Reading Toni Morrison

MORTAR | 1329 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 

  • Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Future History Now

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

  • Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Community Conversation: “Leadership through a Woman’s Lens”
  • Feb. 25, 6 p.m. “Law Enforcement and Modern-Day Slavery: Fighting Trafficking, not the Trafficked”
  • March 7, 2 p.m. “Stopping It Before It Starts: A Panel on Human Trafficking Prevention”

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

  • Feb. 27, 6 p.m. Kristine Yohe: “Reckoning with the Past: The Poetry of Frank X Walker” (at Mercantile Library)
  • March 24, 7 p.m. Discussion: Heather Hanson: “That Book Woman” and “Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop, Slave-Explorer”

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

  • Feb. 15, noon-4 p.m. African American Read-In
  • Feb. 22, 2-3 p.m. Stephen Headley: “African American Society Columns in Cincinnati’s Newspapers in the 1800s”
  • Feb. 29, 2-3 p.m. Thea Tjepkema: “Under One Roof: The African American Experience in Music Hall”
  • 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

  • Feb. 21-22, Eighth annual V-DAY/One Billion Rising: poems, stories, rants and memories to celebrate sexuality and combat harassment, abuse, and violence.

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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