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Octavofest 2013 Events at the Michael Schwartz Library

2013-09-23 08:22:13

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The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University, Cleveland Public Library, and the Ohio Center for the Book, along with other founding partners Art Books Cleveland and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, have once again teamed up to present the 5th annual Octavofest, a month-long series of events in October to call attention to the book and paper arts.

Below are the events hosted by the Michael Schwartz Library:

Exhibits: September 30, 2013 - October 31, 2013

  • "Adventure on the Atlantic: One Man's Voyage"
    Memorabilia surrounding the story of the smallest boat ever to cross the Atlantic nonstop.
  • "SLAM: Chapbooks as Bursts of Poetry"
    This exhibit includes examples of chapbooks from the Michael Schwartz Library collection to celebrate bursts of creativity as both literary works and lovingly crafted paper and book art. Items date from the early 1960s through present day.

Lectures / Discussions / Workshops

  • "Urban Education in Poetry"
    September 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
    An eclectic panel of speakers will discuss the evolution of poetry chapbooks, explore their significance to avant garde poets, and explain their continued importance as a means for talented, but not yet discovered, poets to make their works known.
  • "William X 2: A Poetry Reading"
    September 30, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 4th Floor
    The Collister Hutchison Poetry Room
    The national book award winning poet William Billiter will read from his newest collection of poetry along with William D. Waltz, the 2012 winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's open book competition. They will also answer questions about getting your poems published in national journals and making your own journal and/or chapbook. Light refreshments and book signing.
  • "Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans"
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library (Rhodes Tower, 503)
    Registration required
    Dr. Charles Hersch, Chair and Professor, CSU's Political Science Department, will present a public lecture discussion on his book, Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans.
    If you register for the event by October 11, 2013, you will be entered into the drawing for a free copy of Dr. Hersch's book. Write to Dr. Regennia N. Williams at -- subject line "Subversive Sounds." Others are invited to read library copies, or purchase copies, and join the October and subsequent book discussions.
    The lecture and discussion are presented with the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • "Folding Book Art" Workshop
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
    Bring your books to fold and transform into voluminous and intriguing shapes!

Find out more about Octavofest.

Posted 2013-09-23 08:22:13 by Lauren_Felder.

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