Mailing List Message #154
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry's Edible Books
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:27:18 -0400
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Oh, happy spring!  And it’s Poetry Month!  We’ll be celebrating all month long with a 20% off sale on Poetry, and on April 30, we’ll share Poem in Your Pocket Day by passing out free poems to everyone.  Who doesn’t need a poem in her pocket?  Who doesn’t want to eat all the books?  Oh, that’s a different event; that’s the Edible Books Festival.  We’d love to see you for that, too.  And so would Otis (that’s Otis is his favorite bucket with some of his fan club, pictured to the right).  


Annex Gallery

Dawn Grattino: It's All Political

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00PM

~ first Wednesdays ~

Dawn Grattino is a Cataloger at Cleveland Public Library and is active in her Union. Her art tends toward the political. This show has major themes of war and remembrance, specifically the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings. Even her whimsical frog prints are political. These images were created in 2013 when Dawn participated in the Trades Project sponsored by the North Shore AFL-CIO's labor arts arm. She worked with print-maker and teacher Lisa Schonberg at Zygote Press creating a series of linoleum block prints that make up a large unified artwork and several series of monoprints.


Live Music

Folknet Open Mic

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00PM

~ first Thursdays ~

Mallory SanMarco of Folknet will be 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.  The evening is usually videotaped and posted on YouTube too, if you want to share your fame…


11th Annual Books 2 Eat

Edible Books Festival

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00PM

~ annual event ~

Booklovers, bookbinders, cooks, and craftspeople of all ages are invited to participate.  Actual books displayed with the edible entry are encouraged.  Prizes include Most Literary, Most Appetizing, Best Binding, Best Pun, and of course, Best of Show.  Here’s the time table:

12:00  artists should deliver their creations and set them up

 1:00  all entries must be here, and Voting opens

  2:00  Prizes awarded, immediately followed by eating the books!

It is free to participate and enjoy the show.  Voting and Eating privileges cost $3 and ensure future festivals.  The International Edible Books Festival started in 2000 and has been gaining popularity each year.  Loganberry Books and Strong Bindery have co-sponsored the Cleveland event since 2004, and give out hand-made miniature book pins to all contest entrants and book awards to contest winners.  Why do we do all this? Because it's a lot of fun.  I hope you’ll join us.



NOBS Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 3:00PM

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 10:00AM

~ annual event ~  

The 33rd Annual NOBS Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair will be held on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 and Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at the John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio.

Approximately 40 dealers will be on site, offering selections that are Old and Rare, Readable and Collectible, First Editions, Children’s Books, Americana, Maps, Prints, Illustrated Books, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Cookbooks, Civil War, Aviation, Art, Literature, Travel and More!

General admission: $5.00, Students: $3.00, NOBS Members: FREE.


Poetry Night

Broadsides and Ephemera

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 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. Come one, come all!


NOBS Forums

Barney and Laura Taxel: The Making of The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland's Historic Landmark      

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00PM

~ third Wednesdays ~

Lake View Cemetery, founded in 1869, was modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. Over 107,000 individuals are interred on the sprawling 285 acre expanse that is located four and one-half miles from Cleveland’s Public Square. The cemetery was designed to combine all the attractive features that “nature and true art can produce”. It became the burial place for many of Cleveland’s prominent citizens including President James A. Garfield, John D. Rockefeller, and J. H. Wade.  Cleveland photographer Barney Taxel has spent over a decade exploring this stunning landmark, resulting in a collection of over two hundred photographs that reveal the spirit of the Lake View Cemetery. Taxel will share this collection and stories of this historic Cleveland landmark.


Book Signing

Susan Froetschel: Allure of Deceit

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00PM

~ special event ~

A young inventor and his wife are killed in a terrorist attack—leaving behind a will that surprises friends and parents by directing a vast fortune toward charities in the developing world. On the ground in Afghanistan, international charities rapidly search for Afghan partners to compete for the attention of the new foundation. Meanwhile, most Laashekoh villagers do not want Western charity and are astounded to be regarded as potential recipients. A group of orphanage workers visiting the village goes missing, and foul play is suspected and the villagers face tough questions. The stakes are high, the sums of money are huge, and cultures clash. All these are motivations for fraud and murder in Allure of Deceit. Susan Froetschel is the author of four previous novels. She writes and edits for YaleGlobal Online at Yale University's MacMillan Center for International Studies.


Local Voices

Arthur Stupay: Hope Expired, Life Persists

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00PM

~ special event ~

Hope Expired, Life Persists was published by Lodz University Press in July 2014. It is the story of Jacob Stupay, the author’s uncle, who was an ophthalmologist in Lodz, Poland. He lived from 1892-1954. The story deals with Jacob Stupay’s life and times in Poland in the 1920s and 1930s. Poland was becoming increasingly suffocating, with a troubled economy and a dysfunctional political system, but Jews and Poles could not leave without substantial financial consequences. Toward the end of the 1930s, Poland for Jews was unlivable, with laws aimed at reducing them to paupers. But yet there was a cadre of professionals like Jacob Stupay, who were in sufficient demand to live a comfortable life. The book ends with conditions in Poland in January 1945, at the end of the war, with the city’s physical destruction and the death of nearly 20 percent of the Polish population. How did these life experiences impact the survivors like Jacob Stupay? Could they function normally? Did they have symptoms of PTSD or its equivalent? How did they react to their diminished surroundings, and how did the Poles see the survivors? Jacob lived in this tumultuous period and his story has many lessons for us; his survival should be celebrated. Jacob died in 1955. The author never met him, although they had some correspondence during Jacob’s last two years.


Classics Club

D.H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:00PM

~ fourth Wednesdays ~

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published in 1928. The book soon became notorious for its story of the physical (and emotional) relationship between a working-class man and an upper-class woman, its explicit descriptions of sex, and its use of then-unprintable words. The story is said to have originated from events in Lawrence's own unhappy domestic life, and he took inspiration for the settings of the book from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, where he grew up. According to some critics, the fling of Lady Ottoline Morrell with "Tiger", a young stonemason who came to carve plinths for her garden statues, also influenced the story. Lawrence at one time considered calling the novel Tenderness and made significant alterations to the text and story in the process of its composition.  This month’s discussion is led by group member Paul Ryland before he embarks on the hiking the Appalachian Trail.


Local Voices

Jovon Belcher: Hades’ Meloday

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00PM

~ special event ~

Spiritual awakenings remain taboo in everyday conversation, despite the prevalence of appearing in pop culture through the horror genre, and most notably being mentioned in the lives of biblical saints such as Moses and the Apostle Paul. Hades’ Melody, written by Lakewood, Ohio, author, J.D. Belcher, gives a revelatory look into the fascinating and often strange world of heightened spiritual awareness and what happens when it crashes head-on with understanding the roles of church and family, the difficulties of having a public and private life, and of trusting and doubting closest loved ones. Written in creative non-fiction style and following in the vein of works such as “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Truman Show” and “Stranger Than Fiction,” Belcher’s memoir chronicles his own story of enlightenment, one filled with disembodied voices, doppelgangers and prophetic visions during the summer months preceding the 9/11 attacks. Belcher studied Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh, and is the founder and senior editor of The Yellow Party News. Hades’ Melody is his first novel.


Book Signing

Jennifer Morales: Meet Me Halfway

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00PM

~ special event ~

When Johnquell, an African American teen, suffers a serious accident in the home of his neighbor, Mrs. Czernicki, the neighborhood must find ways to bridge divisions between black and white, gay and straight, old and young. In Meet Me Halfway, Jennifer Morales gives life to multifaceted characters— white teachers and senior citizens, Latino landlords, black and Puerto Rican teens, political activists and Vietnam vets. As their stories unfold, we learn about Johnquell’s family—his grandparents’ history with the Black Panther Party, his sister’s friendship with a white classmate, and his aunt’s crisis of sexual identity. In nine stories, Morales captures a Rust Belt city’s struggle to establish a common ground and a collective vision of the future.


And a happy spring to you.  Get out and enjoy it!


Thanks, and happy reading,



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