Powerful images of isolation driven by an impending mental breakdown drive this classic novel by Sylvia Plath. It’s both difficult and illuminating to find yourself inside the main character’s head, where reality and the symptoms of her psychosis often mingle indistinguishably. If you’ve read the classic novel about Esther Greenwood’s struggle to maintain a promising
Gathering Volumes bookstore has deemed it Romance Day, and what better way to celebrate than to have acclaimed romance novelist Miranda Kruse sell and sign books for her devoted fans? Kruse is best known for her To Be Thy Loved series which consists of the delightful mix of paranormal, fantasy and, of course, romance. 11am-3pm
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is bringing the thrills with a visit from best-selling mystery author, Karin Slaughter, to discuss her newest installment of the popular Will Trent series— The Last Widow. It’s full of action from mysterious abductions to bombings, with an undercover operation where Trent is determined to save his beguiling partner,
The Cocklebur Press Monthly Reading Series welcomes Toledo poet Kayla Marie Williams to Gathering Volumes as the featured reader in the otherwise open lineup. Williams, who is currently at work on a book, is known for hosting a music show, Radio Alchemy, where she also presents poetry at the end of each episode. Readers who
As part of the Lucas County Public Library’s Authors! Series, Elizabeth Berg— celebrated author of Night of Miracles, The Story of Arthur Truluv and more than 30 other books— will give a presentation followed by a Q&A. Known for her engaging talks, Berg has had her stories adapted for TV movies and the stage. Her
Meet University of Toledo Press authors and get your copies of their books signed at this free open house event. UT Press authors are known for specializing in the history, culture and heritage of the Glass City, so you’ll get to pick their brains about a variety of subjects. Check their website for updates on
Rise above your stage fright and show off your poetry prowess at the Poetryspeaks Poetry Slam! Participants will have a chance to win $75 with first place and $50 for second place. The deadline to enter is July 4. $15 entry fee | 6-10pm | Thursday, July 11 Hill Street Blues Cafe, 3535 Hill Ave.
Embark on a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, a novel that pairs well with the Toledo Museum of Art’s most recent exhibit— Life is a Highway— in that the book uses cars as symbols of opulence and greed. This TMA Art Book Club meeting is sure to be an engaging discussion of