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Loganberry News June 2019

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Loganberry News June 2019

Summertime, and the schedule is busy!

The start of the summer season always surprises me. Where did all that green come from? Three big-time book signings we've been working on are suddenly around the corner, and even more momentous than planned, with PEN/Faulkner nominations, US House of Representatives special guests, and front page raves in the New York Times Book Review! (wow)

And then there are the Festivals: PorchFest, Rock the Blocks, Larchmere Festival and Author Alley. Throw in a Walt Whitman Read-a-thon for good measure, and Cleveland Summers really are the best.

Book News


Antiquarian Acquisitions

We're especially charmed by this copy of Bohn's New Hand-book of Games; comprising Whist, Draughts, Billiards. Published in Philadelphia by Henry F. Anners, 1850. This American edition contains "all that the English copy does", plus Eucher, Poker, Division Loo, Draw Poker, Chess, and American Bowls. get in touch for more information and let the games begin!

Pre-Order and Save!

Get 10% off retail price when you order and pay for specially selected titles before the on-sale date. Call 216-795-9800 to order or prepay in person at the store, and we'll have the book ready for you to pick up the day it comes out!

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On-sale July 30: Semicolon by Cecelia Watson

Love it or hate it, most people have a strong reaction to the semi-colon (even if it's just confusion). Philosopher Cecelia Watson invites her readers on a lively romp through the "biography" of this enigmatic part of punctuation.

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Sale! Sale! Sale!

In honor of the 50th anniversaries of the Cuyahoga River fire and the Apollo 11 moon landing, June's featured sale is 20% off in the Sciences Section. That's everything from health guides to books explaining the universe on sale all month long.

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Otis' Corner

Did you know that Walt Whitman and Otis have the same birthday, May 31? Walt is turning 200 this year and so Otis is inviting all his Loganberry friends over to read through these very comfy copies of Leaves of Grass. The official invitation is in the newsletter below!.


Upcoming Events


Lit Cleveland Workshop

The Power of Poetry: An Introduction
Saturdays, June 1, 8, 22, 29, 2019, 1pm
~June Saturdays~
In this 4-week introductory workshop we will explore and discover how poems are generated, crafted and refined. Each week, there will be writing prompts that will surprise and inspire, discussions on craft through the reading and sharing of poetry, and group feedback on your work. This class is appropriate for total beginners as well as those who want a refresher or who write in other genres but want to venture into verse. More information and registration through Lit Cleveland.

Instructor Kisha Nicole Foster is a Cleveland Arts Prize nominee, a published poet, and has often represented Cleveland in national poetry slams.


Walt Whitman Bicentennial

Walt Whitman Read-a-thon
Co-Sponsored by The English Speaking Union, Cleveland Branch
Friday May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11am-5pm
Happy 200th Birthday, Walt Whitman! Join a gathering of other Whitman lovers to read through Leaves of Grass to celebrate the poet's indelible mark on America and the world since his birth two centuries ago. Anyone can join in reading--come when you like, stay as long as you can.

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Local Voices

Leon R. Walker, Jr.: Broken
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 1pm
Broken is the gripping tale of a lost and damaged kid that will take you on a powerful, emotional, and intense rollercoaster ride. Leon paints the picture of his poverty-stricken East Cleveland neighborhood filled with dysfunctional households where divorce, murder, and lack of direction were normal.

With courage and strength, Leon’s vulnerable portrayal of the intimate details of his childhood are shared to provide hope for today’s youth and struggling adults alike who face their own inner demons and their own broken childhoods.

Leon R. Walker Jr. is a decorated Naval Veteran with more than eleven deployments to the Persian Gulf and other global conflicts. As a Navy Instructor, Recruiter, and drill sergeant, he was trusted to lead thousands of sailors during his career.

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Annex Gallery

Jan Zorman: Perceptions
Wednesday, June 5, 6pm-8pm
~first Wednesdays~
Please join us for a reception to celebrate Jan Zorman's new Annex Gallery Show, Perceptions, on view and for sale through June 2019!

Long intrigued with the idea of creating three dimensional drawings that viewers could see from a number of perspectives, Jan Zorman continues to pursue this interest in her two-dimensional work. She's discovered print-making's ability to incorporate color and texture and images as elements, and in her prints Zorman abstracts her own perceptions of the world - of events, places, time and emotions.

Jan Zorman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has also lived in the Pacific Northwest, Boston, and Malawi. She has a BA in anthropology from the Ohio State University and a BFA in painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Although she's worked primarily as an installation artist (frequently using fiber as a line in space), over the past several years she's been working as a printmaker.

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Book Signing

Rachel Louise Snyder and Martina Latessa: No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7pm
Domestic violence happens every week in Cleveland – a wife murdered in the driveway, an arsonist torching the home of a sleeping mother and her children. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, author Rachel Louise Snyder explores the real roots of domestic violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it. In her book, Snyder follows a Cleveland domestic violence detective dedicated to high risk cases--one of the only police officers of her kind in the country--Martina Latessa, who will be joining Rachel here at Loganberry Books.

Introducing the event will be Ohio House Representative Janine Boyd who wrote and sponsored Aisha’s Law. The bill is named for Aisha Fraser, a former Shaker Heights sixth-grade teacher who was stabbed to death by her ex-husband, former Cuyahoga County judge Lance Mason, in November 2018 following years of domestic abuse. Aisha’s law would require law enforcement officers responding to domestic violence complaints to utilize the Lethality Assessment Program, a strategy to identify high-risk situations that pose a threat of further violence.


Lit Cleveland

The Inside Story: Writing Memoir, Part III
Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 2019, 10am-12pm
A closed workshop taught by Charlotte Morgan, part III of a series. Please register for the event through Literary Cleveland.


Rock the Blocks

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Families with kids of all ages are invited to dress up in fun costumes and come out to enjoy an ice cream social, games, live music, food trucks, and more. A parade down Larchmere starts at noon at E 130th and ends around 1pm at E. 121. Larchmere Boulevard will be closed 10am-2pm, so come on foot to enjoy a day of fun activities. More info here.


Family Storytime

Featuring Captain Keith from the Cleveland Police Department
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1pm and 2pm
~Rock the Blocks~
Captain Keith Sulzer of the Cleveland Police Department and his reading of Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman were such a hit last year, he's back with two storytimes this year. Whether you come at 1pm or 2pm, be sure to stick around and enjoy the Rock the Blocks festivities up and down Larchmere.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, June 13, 7pm-8:30pm
~2nd Thursdays~
This month at Broadsides and Ephemera, our featured reader is Damien McClendon, current Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights. McClendon is very interested in the role of poetry in social justice and in healing. He placed Seventh at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2017. Damien also works in education, both organizing for social justice and working with Twelve Literary Arts, a resource for youth/novice writers. Stay after Damien's reading to share your writing or performance at our open mic! 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.


Live Music

Larchmere Porchfest
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1pm-8pm
Celebrating 11 years of music and community on Larchmere! Come out with a folding chair and picnic for a moveable feast of local music. Find out more about this year's lineup and how to get involved here. This year, Loganberry will be hosting the Poetry Stage, so be sure to join us here from 1:30pm-4:30pm for local literary talent in performance, including Lou Barrett!


Lit Cleveland

Shameless Self Promotion for Writers
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Author, professor, and radio host Ken Schneck will lead a workshop on marketing your writing. Whether you want to get more people to read your words, describe yourself more distinctively on your website, or simply answer the question “What do you write?”, you need to know how to talk about your work in a way that sets you apart from all of the other writers out there. Get inspired to share your work as we talk about the basics of self-marketing from social media to websites to that ever-important elevator pitch. Please see the Lit Cleveland website for more details and to register.


Book Signing

Casey Cep: Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7pm
Please join us for a fascinating talk and book signing with instant New York Times bestseller Casey Cep for her book, Furious Hours.

Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. He escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier.

What happened next was stranger than fiction--we hope you'll join us on June 19th to find out the story Casey Cep unfolds in Furious Hours.

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Classic Movie

The Last Command (1928)
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7pm
~third Thursdays~
In this silent movie classic, an exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra who lands a role playing a version of his former czarist self. Grab the popcorn and a friend for free Classic Movie Night at Loganberry Books, every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Bucket List Book Club

Amor Towles: A Gentleman in Moscow
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 7pm
~fourth Wednesdays~
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Brimming with humor and a glittering cast of characters, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

The Bucket List Book Club is led by former Loganberry staffer and writer Susan Petrone. We guarantee a spirited discussion!


NOBS Forum

Laura Maidens and Sule Holder: Collecting at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
~fourth Thursdays~
Laura Maidens manages all aspects of Library operations at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives. She works with donors to enrich the library's collection and identifies opportunities to promote the visibility of the Library and Archives within the community. Sule Holder, Library Assistant, supports the Librarian and Archivists in all aspects of library operations. Laura and Sule will talk about the Rock Hall's collecting policies and will bring a few quirky items from the Library's collection to illustrate.


Yankee Doodle Dash

5k Run, 1-mile Walk, and Kids’ Run
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8am-5pm
At Cleveland Skating Club
Shaker Square Area Development Corporation (SHAD) Kicks off Fourth of July festivities with the second annual Yankee Doodle Dash, a 5k run and 1-mile walk and kids’ run. The race finishes at the Skating Club where participants can enjoy an early Fourth of July celebration. Refreshments will be provided along with family-friendly activities such Zumba warm-up exercises, tennis, crafts and face painting. Proceeds from this event will assist SHAD in fulfilling its mission to support the Shaker Square neighborhood and promote the maintenance and preservation of this historically significant community. More information and registration here.


Author Alley

July 6, 2019, 12pm-4pm
One of our biggest events of the year, and your chance to meet new and established authors from all over Northeast Ohio--all in one place! Now in its 12th year, Author Alley is held at Loganberry Books annually during the Larchmere Festival (more info below).


Larchmere Festival

Larchmere Merchants Association
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10am-6pm
It's one big celebration up and down Larchmere, a day of special sales, food, music and vendors up and down the Boulevard. Special events include our own Author Alley, a Chess Challenge, and Goat Yoga, along with showings from home-grown community organizations. More information here.

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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