Mailing List Message #139
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: April is Edible!
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:57:42 -0400
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April is Poetry Month!  Events are happening all over town, and Poetry in Your Pocket Day is April 24th (we’ll have some printed up for you, stop in!).   George Bilgere just had a book signing here for his new poetry collection, Imperial, and we’ll host some poetry classes from Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, and some folks from Erie PA, as well as hosting our own Broadsides and Ephemera, an open mic event for poets and other writers.   Please join us!


We also have two Book Fairs this month.  One is a week-long residency at Hathaway Brown School, for their students.  The other is the NOBS Antiquarian Book Fair in Akron, at the John S. Knight Center, on April 18 and 19.  But now, it’s time to eat some books.


Annual Edible

Edible Books Festival

Saturday, April 5

~ annual event ~

Our eleventh annual Edible Books Festival carries on where alphabet soup left off!  Any creation will do, as long as all the parts are edible, and it has something to do with books.  We look forward to seeing this year’s interpretations.  Prizes include the Logan Award for Most Literary, the Otis Award for Most Appetizing, the Strong Award for Best Binding, and the Zober Award for Best Pun.  What are you cooking?

Free to enter contest and view entries; $3 to vote and eat.

12:00   set-up begins

  1:00   viewing and voting

  2:00   awards announced and books consumed


Writers’ Open Mic

Broadsides and Ephemera

Thursday, April 10, 7:00-8;30pm

~ second Thursdays ~

We continue our open mic series called Broadsides & Ephemera, a spoken word showcase of local writers, artists, and performers.  A perfect environment for shaping, sharing, and improving your poetry, prose, song, theatre and performance art.  Come one, come all!


Share the Love

World Book Night

Pick-Up: Wednesday, April 16

Giving Day:  Wednesday, April 23

~ annual event ~

The international book give-away event is back, promoting the wonders and joys of reading to an unsuspecting public.  30 eclectic titles have been chosen, and special editions are currently being printed especially for this event.  Book Givers have already applied and been selected to help distribute, for free, half a million books on April 23rd (each Giver will have 20 copies of 1 sponsored title).  Loganberry Books will be one of the book pick-up locations, complete with a Giver’s Reception with fun and games on Wednesday, April 16. Visit the World Book Night website for more information. 


Classics Club

Italo Calvino: If On A Winter's Night A Traveler

Thursday, April 24,  7pm

~ fourth Thursdays ~

** changing to fourth Wednesdays starting May 28 **

Avant-garde novel by Italo Calvino, published in 1979 as Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore. Using shifting structures, a succession of tales, and different points of view, the book probes the nature of change and chance and the interdependence of fiction and reality. The novel, which is nonlinear, begins with a man discovering that the copy of a novel he has recently purchased is defective, a Polish novel having been bound within its pages. He returns to the bookshop the following day and meets a young woman who is on an identical mission. They both profess a preference for the Polish novel. Interposed between the chapters in which the two strangers attempt to authenticate their texts are 10 excerpts that parody genres of contemporary world fiction, such as the Latin-American novel and the political novel of eastern Europe.


Annex Gallery

Robert Raack:  Watercolors

April 4 – 28

~ monthly art exhibition ~

Robert Raack received an MFA in Painting from Kent State University and went on to teach Painting, Drawing and Design at the University of Akron, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Youngstown State and Orange Art Center.  Mr. Raack draws and paints from direct observation with the emphasis on seeing how color relationships function to convey a sense of light and space.  He has completed over 30 commissioned paintings over the past twelve years, with more than half those for Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Raack has exhibited in numerous regional, national and international juried exhibitions winning numerous awards.


Thanks for reading!  Images above link to more information about each event. We hope to see you soon.






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