Tag Archives: Lit

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

Gathering Volumes hosts Coloring Book Club for adults

Coloring, which used to be just for kids, has now become an artistic discipline and a meditative hobby done in social circles, akin to yoga. If you are interested in finding the calming embrace of putting markers to paper and staying in the lines, check out Gathering Volumes’ Coloring Book Club. Bring colored pencils, pens,

Professional nature photographer Rick Lieder presents first solo show

Nature and photography go together like peanut butter and jelly. As a professional nature photographer, Rick Lieder knows this all too well. See 90 of his photographs during his solo show “Wild Light” at the National Center for Nature Photography. Lieder’s work is featured in a series of stunning picture books—Step Gently Out, Sweep Up

Local fantasy author Chelsea Bobulski celebrates her debut novel

Chelsea Bobulski went to Ohio State, received a degree in history and planned on being a teacher. But her heart has always been in writing, so when she and her husband graduated, the high school sweethearts, who stayed together through college, decided that she should follow her dream. Now, seven years later, her dream has

Personal to political: Activism and feminism in the local literary community

Zines can be an overlooked form of literature and artistic expression, perhaps because they are a mostly underground and non-mainstream platform. However, the Toledo area has a more active zine scene coming out into the foreground. Marissa Medley, a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) where she studied Arts Administration and Creative Writing,

Read and Eat

On Monday, August 14 the Wood County Main Branch Library invites you to bring a dish to share, made from recipes found in The Hungry Girl: Clean and Hungry cookbook by Lisa Lillien.   The ongoing Page to Table series, hosted by Kristen Wetzel and Jenny Swope, selects a different cookbook monthly for participants to experience