Poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca will tell his compelling story to at Cleveland Public Library this Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Baca had a troubled childhood and was a runaway at the age of thirteen. He was arrested on drug charges and served time in a maximum security prison, where he learned to read and write.. He has since gone on to publish 10 volumes of poetry, a collection of short stories, a novel, a memoir, a children's book, and two collections of stories for adolescents. He has devoted his life to writing and teaching others to overcome conflict in their lives, conducting hundreds of writing workshops in prisons, schools, community centers, libraries, and universities throughout the country.
The Cleveland Public Library's Writers & Readers series showcases the Library's role in promoting books and reading to the Greater Cleveland Community. All Cleveland Public Library Writers & Readers events are FREE and open to the public.
Where: Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Corner of East 6th and Superior.
When: Saturday, September 24
Cleveland Public Library is the place for all Clevelanders to dream, create and grow. CPL serves four million patrons annually at 28 branches across the city, lending more than 6.5 million items from a collection of more than 10 million. CPL's library services are also available at the Public Administration Library in City Hall, "The People's University on Wheels" Bookmobile, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and the On the Road to Reading literacy van. CPL is the home for the Ohio Center for the Book, CLEVNET library cooperation, and KnowItNow24x7 virtual reference service.
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