Literary Arts

The Mercantile Library

The Mercantile Library

The Black Agenda Cincinnati

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Books by the Banks | Duke Energy Center.

  • Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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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The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education | 8401 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236. 513-487-3055. 

  • Nov. 19, 10 a.m. Stephen & Lusia Hornstein Lecture on the Holocaust and the Human Spirit (at Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236)

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

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

  • Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Book discussion of “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery,” by author and astronaut Scott Kelly (at Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45207)

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

  • Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. “Sunset Salons: Astronomy & Stargazing,” discussion about planets, constellations, nebulas and more led by Anna Hehman and Dean Regas

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

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

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

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

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

  • Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m. “Balancing Family in a Beautiful Uncertain World,” with Sarah Silverman (at Cooper Creek Event Center, 4040 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45241)

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

  • Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Signing of “The Camino Way: Lesson in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain,” by Victor Prince
  • Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Scott Kelly presents “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery,” (at Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45207)
  • Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Signing of “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives,” by Ree Drummond
  • Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Release of “Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002),” by David Sedaris
  • Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Signing of “It Devours! A Welcome to Night Vale Novel,” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  • Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Signing of “Why We Don’t Suck,” by Denis Leary
  • Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Signing of “Renegades,” by Marissa Meyer
  • Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Reading of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” presented by Playhouse in the Park
  • Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Signing of “A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter,” by Nikki Giovanni

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

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

  • Oct. 26, Noon. Discussion: “Answering the Call,” by Judge Nate Jones, led by Brendon Cull
  • Nov. 1, Noon. Discussion: “The Nix,” by Nathan Hill, led by Justin Masterson
  • Nov. 4, 7 p.m. The Niehoff XXX Lecture: Zadie Smith, multi-award-winning author of “Swing Time,” “NW,” “White Teeth” and “On Beauty” (at Westin Hotel, downtown)
  • Nov. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Discussion: “Frog,” by Mo Yan, led by Rich Lauf
  • Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. Discussion: “Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions,” by Mark Godsey
  • Nov. 11, 3-5 p.m. Discussion: “Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese,” by Bronwen and Francis Percival with wine and cheese tasting
  • Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Poetry reading from “Darwin’s Mother,” by author Sarah Rose Nordgren
  • Nov. 16, Noon. Discussion: “Reckless: My Life as a Pretender,” by Chrissie Hynde, led by Brendon Cull
  • Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Discussion: “Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety,” by journal co-founders Eric Appleby and Matt Hart
  • Nov. 18, 1 p.m. Book signing: “Here We Are Now,” with author Jasmine Warga
  • Nov. 30, 6 p.m. “Poetry, Prose & Piano Quintet,” Poetic and musical interpretations of Brahms, Britten and Neruda by local artists
  • Dec. 6, Noon. Discussion: “The House of Rumour,” by Jake Arnott, led by Kamal Southall
  • Dec. 7, Noon. Discussion: “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma,” by Kostya Kennedy, led by Brendon Cull

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

  • Oct. 23-24, 7 p.m. “Campfire Classics,” supernatural tales selected by Warlock Vorobok

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 

  • Oct. 23, 12 p.m. “Writing Music,” writing poetry involving music
  • Nov. 6, 12 p.m. “Photo Op,” writing poetry based on photography
  • Nov. 20, 12 p.m. “Memorable,” writing notable or memorized poetry
  • Dec. 4, 12 p.m. “Open Mic Read Around,” writing poetry from previous sessions

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

  • Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m. AppalAsian Poet Lisa Kwong
  • Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. Affrilachian Writer Crystal Wilkinson

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

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

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

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