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Celebrate Literary Lorain! Oct. 23 - 27 and Nov. 4


The Lorain Historical Society is proud to present a series of literary events at the Carnegie Center each evening from 6 pm - 8 pm.

October 23: Writing Workshop and Book Fair.  This free writing workshop is coordinated by local author Kelly Boyer Sagert.  In addition, a book fair will be coordinated by Robert J. Moore, Vice President of the International Writers Association.

October 24: Focus on Children's Literature.  This free event is coordinated by children's author Marti Skarupa. A reading of the book Look How Lovely (Mira que lindo!) will be presented especially for parents and children from 6 pm - 7 pm, followed by a discussion of diversity in writing.

October 25: The Work of Helen Steiner Rice.  Charlene Connors Savoca presents her one-woman show, portraying Helen Steiner Rice in this free event. A poetry writing workshop will follow the presentation.

October 26: Trail Magic - The Grandma Gatewood Story.  This documentary film will be presented at 6 pm, followed with a discussion by Keynote Speaker Kelly Boyer Sagert, Screenwriter of the film.  A $5 admission fee will be charged per person.  This film is produced by Eden Valley Enterprises and Film Affects presented by Kelly Boyer Sagert.  Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story (A Documentary).  "Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story" was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Ohio Historical Society's History Fund.  The History Fund is supported exclusively by voluntary donations of Ohio income tax refunds and designated gifts to the Ohio Historical Society.   www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund.

October 27: Open Mic Night.  Join us for an open mic poetry/short prose night!  This free event is coordinated by Debra Rose and Kelly Boyer Sagert.  Please note that this is a family-friendly event, and no hate speech is permitted.

November 4: Writing Workshop - Why Do So Many Authors Come from Lorain? Join Pulitzer-nominated author Bruce Weigl in a conversation about Lorain Authors and a special writing workshop.  Bruce Weigl is a Lorain native, graduate of Admiral King High School, and teaches writing at Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College.  A $5 admission fee will be charged per person.  Please note: this workshop will be held from 11 am - 1 pm.