Gathering Volumes hosts two author events this month

Gathering Volumes is hosting two author events this month: Award-winning journalist Julia Torres will be doing a reading from her book Newyoricangirl…Surviving my Spanglish Life. The gritty story of a young mother from Jewish and Puerto Rican roots, this bio documents Torres’ time in Brooklyn including dealing with the events of 9/11. 2pm reading, 4pm

Become a better writer at the Toledo Writers Workshop

Want to become a professional writer? A City Paper contributor? You’re not alone. Join the Toledo Writers Workshop at its regular Tuesday meetings to brainstorm, read notes, get feedback and help other writers work on their manuscripts. Famed author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke) cites joining a writers’ group as one of the major reasons

Sci-Fi author Terry W. Ervin II’s latest is set in Toledo

Terry W. Ervin II has quietly become one of NW Ohio’s most prolific authors. The scribe, who works most prominently in sci-fi and fantasy, grew up fascinated by the concept of worldbuilding, taking part in tabletop-gaming guilds. After studying biology and English at BGSU, he became a teacher— first at Macomber-Whitney High School and, once

Lucas County Poet Laureate Jim Ferris hosts poetry writing workshop

Would you like to find out how to more articulately compare the object of your affection to a summer’s day, a pearlescent moon or a shrill banshee? Join Lucas County Poet Laureate Jim Ferris, for a poetry writing workshop, when he hosts Poetry Speaks. For both poets and wannabes, this free one-off program will help

Heroin talk at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Need a sobering discussion about the damaging effects of the rampant opiate addiction facing our community? Author Sam Quinones discusses his tragic non-fiction work Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Focusing on the past and present of Portsmouth, Ohio, the book demonstrates how fate collided to bring a massive influx of heroin to

Bad is Good

Meet and hang out with bestselling author and motivational speaker Jen Sincero by joining Literati, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s premier book club, when they host a private reception for the visiting author before her Open Book event. Or just enjoy the presentation where the author discusses her latest work, You Are A Badass

Become “Unfireable”: UT Professor Wants You To Be A Workplace Superstar

Successful people aren’t magically bestowed with special properties. Unless they hit that genetic lottery for exceptional beauty, brains or innate athletic ability, they have to work hard at it. Success comes as a byproduct rather than an end result, and it’s seldom “the goal.” For author/speaker/UT professor Clinton O. Longenecker, Ph.D., who is by all

Ottawa Hills resident signs first book deal on 75th birthday

After 35 years of trying to get published, Ottawa Hills resident Margaret (Peg) Berkhousen signed her first book contract on her 75th birthday. Join her to celebrate the release of her novel Curse of the Komodo, at Art and Soul boutique. The first of a trilogy, Curse of the Komodo is a young adult novel

Phil Farina presents his first young adult thriller at Gathering Volumes

Fans of local author Phil Farina, can head down to Gathering Volumes for the author’s reading from his young adult thriller novel Gravesend. Robbie Mauro, the protagonist, has extrasensory perception, but his life’s work comes into terrifying focus when he and his friends stumble upon an old Ouija board. Farina will sign copies of Gravesend

Poetry Speaks to feature special guest author James Siegel

Put on a beret, pour the coffee and snap your fingers when Poetry Speaks goes off at the downtown Library. Hosted by Toledo Poet Laureate Jim Ferris, the event will feature special guest James Siegel, author of How Ghosts Travel. Spiegel, a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award, travels from San Francisco, where he hosts