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Irwin Weinberger: Garden of Earthly Delights
Opening Reception - Thursday, March 6, 6 pm
~ first Thursdays ~
Show: March 6 - April 3
After a summer trip to France, with a stop at Monet’s garden in Giverny, Weinberger's heart was overflowing with inspiration. With a trick of the brush and a few strokes of pastel, Irwin manifested a “Garden of Earthly Delights” that will satisfy your senses and fulfill your desire for color even through a Cleveland winter.
Michael Grant Jaffe, When Blackness was a Virtue
Friday, March 7, 5:30-8pm
~ off-site event ~
In When Blackness Was a Virtue, Michael Grant Jaffe captures the chaos of the protagonist's sudden downturn in his personal life, dealing with an ex-wife who makes his life miserable, and trying to keep his children happy in the midst of it all. He finds release for his frustrations through the violence of his bookie job as he tries to make sense of what happened to his life and hold onto his morality. When Blackness Was a Virtue is Michael Grant Jaffe's fourth novel, following Whirlwind, Skateaway and Dance Real Slow. This book signing is an off-site, private event, but if you want an inscribed copy, let us know and we'll arrange that for you.
International Women's Day
Saturday, March 8
~ new celebration ~
To celebrate International Women's Day, several shops on Larchmere have decided to be philanthropic. The participating shops will dedicate a portion of their sales on March 8th to their favorite forward-thinking and feminist non-profits. At Loganberry Books, we will contribute 20% of our book sales to the local Seeds of Literacy, in addition to collecting books for their adult students. Come by, spread the wealth, and join us for a follow-up reception at Fiddlehead Gallery, 6-8pm.
Broadsides and Ephemera
Thursday, March 13, 7:00-8;30pm
~ second Thursdays ~
We continue our open mic series called Broadsides & Ephemera, a spoken word showcase of local writers, artists, and performers. A perfect environment for shaping, sharing, and improving your poetry, prose, song, theatre and performance art. Come one, come all!
Todd Sommerfeld: A History of Miniature Books
Thursday, March 20, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Come meet the local collector of collections, Todd Sommerfeld at his talk on miniature books. He will discuss the history of miniature books from the earliest times to the present, as well as share stories about books and book collecting over the last thirty years.
David Giffels, The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt
Saturday, March 22, 2-4pm
~ special event ~
A new book of essays about life in the Rust Belt, by the author of All the Way Home. Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, thrift stores, and the heartbreak of basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, The Hard Way on Purpose is about coming of age in the Midwest, and the stubborn, optimistic, proud, and resourceful people who thrive there.
George Saunders: The Tenth of December
Thursday, March 27, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
George Saunders' first short-story collection in six years, Tenth of December, is as profound and moving as it is entertaining. Saunders' wonderful ability to portray a character's inner monologue--the secret voices, the little fantasies, the inside jokes, the spots of sadness--might be his greatest talent as a writer. But he is also expert at parceling out details to hook the reader and nudge the story in whatever direction he wants it to go. While these stories are generally more straightforward than we’re used to seeing from this author, the turns they take are constantly surprising.
Gene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, March 27, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays, odd months ~
Our favorite house band kicks up some lively tunes at the end of March. Gene Epstein on bass, Bill Kenny on clarinet, Reed Simon on violin, and Kevin Richards on guitar. We dare you not to tap your toes.
Donations for the band appreciated.
Elizabeth Earley: A Map of Everything
Saturday, March 29, 7-8:30pm
~ special event ~
Anne’s sister, a bright and lovely teenager, sustains a traumatic brain injury after a near-fatal car accident. As a result, Anne and her siblings and parents are 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.
At the Loganberry event, you will hear an original song performed by Diana Chittester, an original poem performed by William Evans, as well as Elizabeth Earley's reading from her novel.
George Bilgere, Imperial
Thursday, April 3, 7-8pm
~ special event ~
In Imperial, George Bilgere's sixth collection of poetry, he continues his exploration of the beauties, mysteries, and absurdities of being middle-aged and middle-class in mid-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. In Bilgere's world a yo-yo morphs into an emblem for the atomic bomb. A spot of cancer flames into the Vietnam War. And the death of a baseball player reminds us, in this age of disbelief, of the importance--the necessity--of myth.
Books 2 Eat
Edible Books Festival
Saturday, April 5
~ annual event ~
Our eleventh annual Edible Books Festival carries on where alphabet soup left off! Any creation will do, as long as all the parts are edible, and it has something to do with books. We look forward to seeing this year’s interpretations.
Prizes include the Logan Award for Most Literary, the Otis Award for Most Appetizing, the Strong Award for Most Book-like, and the Zober Award for Most Creative. What are you cooking?
Free to enter contest and view entries; $3 to vote and eat.
12:00 set-up begins
1:00 viewing and voting
2:00 awards announced and books consumed
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