Mailing List Message #171
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Cleveland Rocks! Larchmere Rocks!
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:49:05 -0400
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Cleveland is on a winning streak, and we are proud to be part of the celebration! We’re getting ready for Author Alley as we speak, with a great line-up of homegrown talent.  As we prepare for the Republican National Convention to come to town, we’ll host a workshop about the election process for children, a book discussion on one of the best political novels ever written, and a book signing celebrating a major recent Supreme Court decision. Shakespeare’s First Folio comes to town, and –what?— there’s an 8th Harry Potter book to celebrate, complete with midnight release party.  Read on!


Also, it’s membership drive for Literary Cleveland, a 1-year-old non-profit organization in town that is bringing many writing workshops, author talks, and craft seminars into our reach.  It’s a great organization, and I encourage you to join.  You’ll note that Loganberry has hosted several workshops in the past months, and we have another one coming up on July 12 (see below).  Their signature event, the Cleveland Inkubator, is coming up on July 30th


Larchmere Festival
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:00AM—5:00PM

~ annual celebration ~
Larchmere Boulevard is a home-grown Cleveland original, with mom-and-pop shops, unique retail, skilled local services, and a pretty cool bookstore. Every summer, we celebrate with a Festival to highlight our community and our main street. Entertainment includes live music, a kids Creation Station, martial arts exhibition, and our popular chess tournament.
The Larchmere Festival extends from Kemper to East 121st Street - 10 blocks of shopping and entertainment. Larchmere Boulevard is located just one block north of historic Shaker Square, on Cleveland’s east side, and is easily accessible by bike and public transit. All events free. Sponsored by The Larchmere Merchants Association. To find out more, visit


Author Alley
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 12:00PM—4:00PM
~ annual event ~
Cleveland is home to many talented writers, creators, journalists, historians, and spinners of fantasy.  Loganberry’s own Author Alley will showcase 40+ of these enterprising and creative writers this Saturday, as part of the Larchmere Festival day.  Some of our highlights this year include:

·         Henry Adams.  Chihuly: On Fire; Thomas Hart Benton: Discoveries and Interpretations

·         Derf Backderf.  Trashed; My Friend Dahmer; True Stories #1

·         Joanna Connors.  I Will Find You

·         Jeams Henke.  Marley Legend; Lennon Legend; Jim MorrisonScrapbook; Rock Pack

·         Ray McNiece.  Love Song For Cleveland

·         Les Roberts.  Speaking of Murder and 15 other Milan Jacovich Mysteries

·         Tricia Springstubb.  Every Single Second; Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe; others

·         S. Andrew Swann.  Dragon Princess; Dragon Thief; Dragon Wizard

·         Neil Zurcher.  Best of One-Tank Trips; Ohio Oddities; Strange Tales from Ohio; Tales from the Road

For a complete list of participating authors and other details, please visit our Author Alley webpage.


Annex Gallery  

Chris Bradlee & Judith Rawson: Cleveland Classics
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:00PM
~ first Wednesdays ~
Photography allows us to celebrate Cleveland as one of America’s classic, industrial cities. Cleveland has endless visual interest, especially if we pause to enjoy the colorful rust of our heritage; the graphic drama of bridges, smokestacks and historic neighborhoods; the beautiful public spaces, including our waterfront; and now the young shoots of the city’s resurgence. Judy Rawson served as Mayor of Shaker Heights for two terms, where she was a strong advocate for cities. Judy’s images of the Flats hang in the Downtown Westin. Chris Bradlee’s images combine reality with whimsical fantasy.


Open Mic

Folknet Music
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 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. Original compositions only, please. All are welcome.


Local Voices

Ed Duncan: Pigeon Blood Red
Sunday, July 10, 2016, 1:00PM
~ Sunday Signings ~
Join local author Ed Duncan as he signs his new book, Pigeon Blood Red, a gripping crime thriller which takes readers from the mean Chicago streets to sunny Honolulu, following hardened underworld enforcer "Rico" Sanders as he faces a momentous decision: kill the couple he has been hired to kill but has come to admire, or refuse and risk the life of the woman he loves?


Lit Cleveland workshop

Poets Should Not Ask for Permission
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:00PM

~ one time only ~
Sometimes the well-worn advice to “write what you know” can induce writer’s block. After all, who isn’t occasionally bored with who they are and where they come from? We’ll explore how telling lies in poems can liberate us as writers — and make our work more emotionally honest. We’ll discover what Pablo Picasso meant when he said, “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” Join Elizabeth Onusko to discuss the "nature of truth" and explore how telling lies in poems can be liberating as an artist. Attendees are invited to bring a draft of a poem to work on. Register with Lit Cleveland.


NOBS Forums

Field Trip: The First Folio
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 2:00PM

~ special time & place ~
It’s the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and the Folger Library is celebrating by sending some of their historic First Folios out on national tour. NOBS members will be treated to a special tour of The First Folio, Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, given by the librarians of Cleveland Public Library, at the downtown library. This trip is reserved for NOBS members (now is as good a time as any to join!). Reservations required (Call Loganberry for a place on this NOBS tour, or contact CPL for another tour time). We will meet downtown in the CPL lobby.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, July 14, 2016, 7:00PM
~ second Thursdays ~
Broadsides & Ephemera is a spoken word showcase by and for local writers. This month, our featured reader is Ray McNiece. Poet, performer, educator, and musician, this nationally-esteemed writer has earned his reputation through solo theater, poetry and music shows, and by captaining two National Poetry Slam Championship teams. His is the author of numerous poetry books, including his latest book Love Song for Cleveland, a collection of Cleveland poems accompanied by beautiful black-and-white photos by Tim Lachina. He also performs "edutaining" children's shows and workshops, and has portrayed Johnny Appleseed and Woody Guthrie, as well as many original characters and voices. Ray is not a performer to be missed. Join us!


Local Voices

Anita Iaco: Let's Vote: A Fruitful Election Tale
Sunday, July 17, 2016, 1:00PM
~ Sunday Signings ~
Join local author Anita Iaco for an afternoon of fun, reading, and activities with her new book Let's Vote: A Fruitful Election Tale. Children will receive snacks and vote for their favorite fruit to learn about participating in the election process. It's Election Day, and Miss Jenn's students have to vote for the official class fruit. Three students are chosen to speak for the banana, the orange and the apple. They present some nice and some not-so-nice reasons why their fruit should receive the most votes. While only one fruit wins, everyone learns how important it is to make promises you can keep, tell the truth and be nice.


Book Signing
Jim Obergefell: Love Wins
Monday, July 18, 2016, 7:00PM
~ special event ~

The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades—the legalization of same-sex marriage. In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center. This is a story of law and love—and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered.
Twenty years ago, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur fell in love in Cincinnati, Ohio, a place where gays were routinely picked up by police and fired from their jobs. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had to provide married gay couples all the benefits offered to straight couples. Jim and John—who was dying from ALS—flew to Maryland, where same-sex marriage was legal. But back home, Ohio refused to recognize their union, or even list Jim's name on John's death certificate. Then they met Al Gerhardstein, a courageous attorney who had spent nearly three decades advocating for civil rights and who now saw an opening for the cause that few others had before him.
This forceful and deeply affecting narrative—Part Erin Brockovich, part Milk, part Still Alice—chronicles how this grieving man and his lawyer, against overwhelming odds, introduced the most important gay rights case in U.S. history. Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell is an urgent and unforgettable account that will inspire readers for many years to come. Join us for a book signing with Jim Obergefell. Co-sponsored by Equality Ohio.


Vintage Entertainment

Old Time Radio Night & Coloring Book Party
Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:00PM
~ third Thursdays ~
Join us every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m. for Old Time Radio Night at Loganberry Books, where we'll celebrate the charm and nostalgia of old-time radio programs. Bring a coloring book to keep your hands occupied if you like, and to meet with other coloring enthusiasts. Tonight’s program is the Lux Radio Theater production of “The Lady Eve.”  High jinx and laughter abound, as a wealthy nebbish and a seductive grifter (Barbara Stanwyck) are thrown together with surprising results. Abridged from the original Preston Sturges screenplay.



Book Discussion Group

Contenders Club
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~

We’ll read one middle grade novel by a popular local author who may break through to a new national level with her latest novel, and two picture books that attack the format in very different ways.  Will any get that Caldecott/Newbery buzz?  We’re hoping so.
Every Single Second: From acclaimed author Tricia Springstubb comes a poignant and topical middle grade novel about the effects of an accidental shooting on family, friendship, and community. Perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Holm and Rita Williams-Garcia.
Jazz Day: Roxane Orgill and Francis Vallejo help us explore what happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz.

Some Birds: Swooping and squawking, flapping and fluttering, there are many different kinds of birds in the world, all with their own special traits and abilities. Some Birds celebrates the colors and shapes of beaks and feathers with a rollicking, rhyming text and intricate design. Matt Spink's lively illustrations with a mod, retro feel are full of style and mesmerizing detail.


Book Discussion Group

Bucket List Book Club

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. Discussion led by Susan Petrone.


Classic Movie Night
“The Lady Eve”

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Thursdays ~

Grab the popcorn and a friend for Classic Movie Night at Loganberry Books, every 4th Thursday at 7 p.m. The Lady Eve” presents high jinx and laughter, as a wealthy nebbish (Henry Fonda) and a seductive grifter (Barbara Stanwyck) are thrown together in this Preston Sturges' 1941 screwball comedy.  1 hour, 37 min.


Midnight Book Release Party

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II  
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11:00PM
~ once in a lifetime ~

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The book will be officially released on July 30th at midnight, and we will celebrate in traditional butterbeer style. Reservations appreciated, and costumes encouraged.


Annex Gallery

Tim Herron: Landscapes on Location
Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 6:00PM
~ first Wednesdays ~

With little art background in high school, Tim had his first serious art class at Akron University, and continued at Cooper School of Art and CIA. Over the past two years he has concentrated on landscapes done on location. Although painting from a photo would allow more technical exactitude, it would not show the struggle and process of creating an original piece of art with Tim’s looser, creative style. Some of the paintings featured include a large portrait of Mac's Back's, Sokolowski's University Inn and Lilly's Chocolates. Annex Gallery exhibition opens August 3rd and closes on September 4th, 2016.


Thanks for reading,



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