Mailing List Message #146
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Octavofest means Books!
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:01:32 -0400
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Guess who has a new website?  We’ve been working on it for over a year, and we’re pleased with its sleek, updated style and easy-to-use calendar.  It’s mobile-responsive, too.  We’re just testing it out, do let us know if you encounter any bugs.  Or butterflies.  We’ll be adding browseable catalogs in the weeks to come. Speaking of construction, the Larchmere Streetscape Project is almost finished, and we’re planning a Celebration for November 1st.  Wait ‘til you see the sexy bike racks! Ah, art. That reminds me, it’s the sixth annual Octavofest, a city-wide celebration of books and book arts. It’s American Craft Week as well, with several cool things happening on Larchmere in conjunction with that. Long live art! Long live the book arts!


Annex Gallery

Altered Octavos: Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 1 2014, 6:00PM

~ first Wednesdays ~
Altered Octavos is a mixed media art contest of altered books. An altered book is a book-object transformed from its original form into a personal work of art. Entries can be as simple as a drawing or text on a page or as complex as a sculpture, but it must be an original piece of art, using or derived from books. Top Prize is $500, adjudicated by a professional team of book and art professionals, as well as a People’s Choice Award, both presented on October 29.


Open Mic

Folknet Night
Thursday, October 2 2014, 7:00PM
~ first Thursdays ~

Mallory SanMarco of Folknet is the emcee of this all-acoustic open mic. 15 minute slots are available for interested musicians, but you don't have to play to enjoy the tunes! Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, and to relax a bit while sampling our homegrown talent. All are welcome.


Halloween Special

Spectral Sundays with Justin Glanville and Christine Borne
Sunday, October 5 2014, 1:00PM
~ every Sunday in October ~
Get into the Halloween spirit with this weekly reading series during the month of October! Each Sunday, we’ll take turns reading a ghost story aloud, then have an open discussion of its themes and how and why it scares us. Selections may range from the antiquarian chillers of M.R. James to the more contemporary thrills of Kelly Link. Moderated by Justin Glanville and Christine Borne.  



Leslie Yerkes: Navigating the World of Publishing
Wednesday, October 8 2014, 7:00PM
~ second Wednesdays ~
Every person has a book in them. What is yours? Navigating the world of publishing. Leslie Yerkes, local author, consultant, speaker, work hard / play hard, mid-life business owner would love to share her passion for books, writing, reading and how to fulfill your dream of writing your own book and getting it published. Leslie has written almost a dozen books and has a few more in her. She has been represented by publishers and tried her hand at self-publishing. She is a founding member and past President of Berrett-Koehler Publisher Authors Co-op, President of Catalyst Consulting Group, and a neighbor to Loganberry Books. Come for good conversation about books.


Open Mic

Broadsides and Ephemera
Thursday, October 9 2014, 7:00PM
~ second Thursdays ~
Broadsides & Ephemera is a spoken word showcase by and for local writers. A perfect environment for shaping, sharing, and improving your poetry, prose, song, playwriting and performance art. Who knew so many guards at the Cleveland Museum of Art were such great poets?! Come one, come all!


Book Signing

James Horvath: Work, Dogs, Work
Saturday, October 11 2014, 10:30AM
~ special event ~
James Horvath is the author-illustrator of two more picture books starring Duke and his construction crew: Build, Dogs, Build and Dig, Dogs, Dig, which the New York Times said “hops along with the bouncy effervescence of P. D. Eastman’s Go, Dogs, Go!” He has worked as a designer and illustrator for more than fifteen years. In 2002, he established Jamestoons Studios (with a workforce of one) so he could focus more on his illustration. When not scratching and scribbling at his drawing table, he plays with his two young sons and wife, bangs around on the banjo, surfs, and generally has a lot of fun. A lifelong devoted cartoon fan, James Horvath lives with his family on California’s central coast.


Author Symposium

DEAD FALL: An Afternoon With Sisters-in-Crime
Saturday, October 11 2014, 2:00PM
~ annual event ~
An Afternoon With Sisters-in-Crime! Join the local mystery writers group for readings from their work, informal conversations about mystery writing and publishing, and book signings. Dead Fall authors feature Kylie Logan, Sam Thomas, Amanda Flower, Jane Turzillo, and Shelley Costa.


NOBS Forums

Lawrence Waldman: Modern Art in Cleveland
Wednesday, October 15 2014, 7:00PM
~ third Thursdays ~
Cleveland is remarkable for the whole-hearted way in which its artist community embraced Modernism. In 1910, a group of young artists, such as William Zorach and William Sommer, banded together for the purpose of pursuing their ‘radically progressive’ ideas along artistic lines, untrammeled by the limitations of academic art. Larry Waldman, independent art historian, will speak on his new book, Painting in Pure Color: Modern Art in Cleveland before the Armory Show 1908-1913, written with Henry Adams, professor of American Art, Case Western Reserve University.


Live Music

These Knees
Thursday, October 16 2014, 7:00PM
~ third Thursdays ~
Formed in the winter of 2010/2011, These Knees started out as the indie pop solo project of singer/guitarist, Stephanie Trivison. Today, the group has evolved into a catchy genre all their own. Influenced by acts like Butch Walker, The Beatles, Tegan + Sara, and Paramore, the These Knees sound has hooked the attention of publications and promoters across the country, including The New York City Songwriter’s Circle, Cleveland Scene, HRC Emerging Artists, and various commercial opportunities. Based out of Cleveland, OH, These Knees takes pride in the band’s highly energized and engaging live performances, drawing in new fans and friends with every song. Performances include Ingenuity Festival, Brite Winter Festival, The New York Songwriter’s Circle at The Bitter End, and opening slots for American Authors, Wild Cub, Gold Motel, Zee Avi, and Eisley. These Knees’ first full-length album, The Young and the Bright, released September 2013. The ten-track album is an upbeat collection of songs inspired by youth, nostalgia, and summertime adventures. (Side effects include singing, dancing, and sudden joy.)


Classics Club

Tobias Wolff: This Boy's Life
Wednesday, October 22 2014, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

Looking ahead:  on November 19th (a third Wednesday, ‘cause Thanksgiving, ya know?), Classics Club will meet live with local acclaimed author Thrity Umrigar to discuss her latest novel, The Story Hour.  Come discuss it with Thrity before Oprah monopolizes her time!


Live Music

Bob Sammon
Thursday, October 23 2014, 7:00PM
~ fourth Thursdays ~
When Bob Sammon "picks up his Guild dreadnought guitar," according to the Dayton Daily News, "his song rings out, a story set to music." Starting in New York and homing his musical craft in Southwest Ohio, Bob now resides in Cleveland and performs for audiences young and old alike. Bob is deeply involved in music on the North Coast whether he's performing in concert halls and taverns, for benefits or in schools. As president of Folknet, he promotes folk music and dance in northeast Ohio. His shows feature original music that many listeners have called "heart-felt" while others say it truly comes "from the heart" telling stories both personal and universal. His appearance as part of the Loganberry Music series will feature songs from his first CD, Here's To You Friends, along with songs composed since its release and scheduled for inclusion on the next record.


Annex Gallery

Altered Octavos: Awards
Wednesday, October 29 2014, 6:00PM
~ annual event ~
Who will win?  Join us for an Awards Reception for the Altered Octavos contest. Best of Show (adjudicated) wins $500, People's Choice Award (did you vote yet?) and several Honorable Mentions win gift certificates. The judges include Anna Arnold (Wasmer Gallery), Cris Rom (CIA), Cris Tackacs (bookbinder), Bruce Taylor (Morgan Conservatory) and Harriett Logan (Loganberry Books).


Live Music

Deborah Van Kleef
Thursday, October 30 2014, 7:00PM
~ fifth Thursday bonus ~
An evening with folksinger Deborah Van Kleef includes compelling story-songs, biting topical humor, heartstring-tugging old-time ballads, and anthems for a better world. Deborah accompanies herself on guitar, ukulele and Appalachian dulcimer. She also sings a capella and may occasionally whip out a pennywhistle, washboard or kazoo. Deborah has performed, promoted, written and taught folk music for nearly 30 years. She has appeared at concerts, coffeehouses, rallies, conferences and special events throughout Ohio, as well as in New York, Washington, DC and California.


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