Tag Archives: Lit

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