Mailing List LoganberryPressReleases@logan.com Message #103
From: Harriett R. Logan <harriett@logan.com>
Subject: Loganberry Books Hosts Authors David Giffels, Elizabeth Earley, and George Bilgere
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:49:19 -0400
To: LoganberryPressReleases@logan.com <LoganberryPressReleases@logan.com>

For immediate release

March 14, 2014

Contact: Harriett Logan

harriett@logan.com

216-795-9800

 

Authors David Giffels, Elizabeth Earley, and George Bilgere

at Loganberry Books

 

Loganberry Books (13015 Larchmere Blvd.) will host a trio of spring book signings with writers David Giffels (March 22), Elizabeth Earley (March 29), and poet George Bilgere (April 3).

On Saturday, March 22, Akron writer David Giffels will read from and sign The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt from 2:00-4:00. Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider’s perspective. The Hard Way on Purpose is the story from the inside, written by someone who never left, about the life that goes on there and what it means. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels’s collection of linked essays is about coming of age in the Midwest and the stubborn, optimistic, proud, and resourceful people who thrive there. You might know Giffels from his acclaimed New York Times bestseller All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House.

Saturday, March 29, not only features author Elizabeth Earley reading from her new novel A Map of Everything but also an original song performed by Diana Chittester and an original poem performed live by William Evans. The event runs from 7:00-8:30. Earleys’s novel focuses on a teenage-girl’s traumatic brain injury after a near-fatal car accident. As a result, her family is thrown into a decades-long struggle for belonging, deliverance and redemption — with surprising results. A Map of Everything intimately explores the fragile nature of family dynamics, revealing what is salvaged, what is lost, and what is gained after a tragedy hits home. Published by Jaded Ibis Press, the book is available in both a full-color art edition and a black-and-white edition. The art edition will feature 20 original illustrations created by artist Christa DonnerProceeds from A Map of Everything will benefit The Brain Injury Association of America and people living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

On Thursday, April 3, from 7:00-8:00, Cleveland poet George Bilgere will read from and sign Imperial, his sixth book of poetry, which explores the beauties, mysteries, and absurdities of being middle-aged and middle-class in middle America. In poems that range from the Cold War anxieties of the 1950s to the perils and predicaments of an aging Boomer in a post-9/11 world, Bilgere’s rueful humor and slippery syntax become a trapdoor that at any moment can plunge the reader into the abyss. Bilgere has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pushcart Foundation, the Witter Bynner Foundation through the Library of Congress, and the Fulbright Foundation. He is a 2014 Creative Workforce Fellow through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. 

 


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