Mailing List Message #173
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: A butterbeer toast to Cleveland!
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:17:54 -0400
To: <>



Cleveland has never looked better.  Winning basketball, winning baseball, a respectful political convention, a new Public Square, new funds to finish the Towpath Trail to Lake Erie…  come out and enjoy the great resources of your great city.  And write about them!  See below for tools on writing workshops, poetry open mics, seminars on First Amendment rights, and more.  Oh yeah, and a Harry Potter Release Party!


Recent Acquisitions

·           Big acquisition in African-American non-fiction

·           First editions by William Saroyan and Bernard Malamud

·           Auto (In)correct greeting cards (a local artist)

·         Mary Roach’s latest: Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

·         Signed Norman Rockwell

·         Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest by former Clevelander Julie Zickefoose

·         Vintage Choose Your Own Adventure books

·         Cousin Joseph, a graphic novel by Jules Feiffer

·         101 Prints by Eppink, in both trade slipcased edition and hand-bound limited edition

·         History and text of HG Well’s War of the Worlds, complete with CD of original broadcast


Bucket List Book Club

Robert Penn Warren:  All the King's Men
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
Are politics on your mind?  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, All the King’s Men is a classic 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. Come hash it out with us; discussion led by Susan Petrone.


Classic Movies
“All About Eve”

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Thursdays ~
The Lady Eve: High jinks and laughter abound, as a wealthy nebbish (Henry Fonda) and a seductive grifter (Barbara Stanwyck) are thrown together in this Preston Sturges' 1941 screwball comedy.


Lit Cleveland

Cleveland Inkubator @ CPL

Saturday, July 30, 9AM--5PM

~ annual event ~

Literary Cleveland will host their signature event, the Cleveland Inkubator, on July 30th at Cleveland Public Library downtown.  The Inkubator is a free, community-based writers' conference for teens and adults, with workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry & more. Plenary speaker this year is Joanna Connors, PD journalist and author of I Will Find You, interviewed by Cleveland historian Jim Robenalt.


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 backround in High School I had my first serious art class at Akron University where although I frustrated my teacher in my art development I found my true calling. Since I've studied at Cooper School of Art (Cleveland school now defuct) and then CIA. Not having much ability upon entering Cooper School of Art, I concentrated on learning the figure thru life drawing and figure painting. My primary teachers were Lois Vance, Anthony Schepis, and Jose Cintron. Over the past two years I've concentrated on landscapes done on location. Although painting from a photo would allow me to be more technically exact it would not show the struggle and process of creating an original piece of art which provides the looser, creative style. Many of the landscapes in this show took 7 to 12 visits of two hours each to complete. I have large portraits at Mac's Back's along with different locations in Tremont like Sokolowski's University Inn and Lilly's Chocolates. Although I will work from photos, I prefer direct observation. "Landscapes on Location" opens August 3rd and closes on September 4th, 2016


Open Mic

Folknet Music
Thursday, August 4, 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.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 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. We had a great turn-out last month for Ray McNiece’s featured read.  If you’re interested in being our next featured reader, come to the Open Mic, give us a sample and let us know! Come one, come all!


NOBS Forums
David Greene: Free Speech Goes Viral! First Amendment Rights in the Age of Social Media

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:00PM
~ third Wednesdays ~
David Greene will be here to talk about current legal issues confronting traditional journalists, bloggers, artists, and others.  A Q&A will follow, so come with questions in hand, such as network neutrality, copyright issues, and topics concerning protests, performance, satire, censorship, and other issues of freedom of speech. David Green is the Senior Staff Attorney and Civil Liberties Director for the Electronic Frontier Organization based in San Francisco, CA.  He has significant experience litigating First Amendment issues in state and federal trial and appellate courts and is one of the country's leading advocates for and commentators on freedom of expression in the arts. 


Lit Cleveland

Grant Seeking Basics for Writers

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 7-9 pm

~ workshop ~

Have you ever wondered how to apply for a grant as an individual artist? This panel discussion will cover the basics of applying for funding, including researching grant opportunities, writing your artist statement, developing your resume and putting together your work sample. It will also touch on developing a community-based arts project and finding and securing a fiscal sponsor. This panel discussion will be helpful for beginning and experienced writers.  Panelists: Kathleen Cerveny, Darlene Montonaro and Valerie Schumaker.  Register Online.


Larchmere Boulevard

Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10am-5pm  

~ bi-annual event ~

Discover Larchmere Boulevard, an indie merchants mecca with over 40 shops, galleries, eateries and services featuring art, antiques, books, china, gifts, jewelry, oriental rugs, wearable art, beauty salons and more. Join us for our bi-annual sidewalk sales, with seasonal bargains, outdoor shopping, extra street vendors and food trucks. Loganberry Books will have some extra-special bargains out on the sidewalk, as well as 20% off all books inside the store. What's not to love?


Thanks for reading,



Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Boulevard | Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 | 216.795.9800 


Mon. Tue. Fri. Sat.  10am-6pm  |  Wed. Thu. 10am-8:30pm  |  Sun. 12-4pm

This is a monthly e-newsletter from Loganberry Books.  Archives and Press Releases:

To subscribe:   To unsubscribe:




Subscribe (FEED) Subscribe (DIGEST) Subscribe (INDEX) Unsubscribe Mail to Listmaster