Journals and Organizations
Hiram Poetry Review (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Published annually by the Hiram College English Department, Hiram Poetry Review has more than 40 years of continuous publication to its name. The Review seeks to find the odd work of the erratic genius, to discover the undiscovered and to advance the careers of accomplished poets. Annual publication allows the Review to maintain a high level of quality in the poetry and reviews.
Lake Erie Ink
A nonprofit providing creative expression opportunities and academic support to youth in the Greater Cleveland area, Lake Erie Ink believes that creative writing is not only for kids and teens who already love writing, but also for youth who have something say and too often feel that no one is listening.
Literary Cleveland (1-4 p.m.)
Ohio Center for the Book
Established in 1997, the Ohio Center for the Book is dedicated to promoting and celebrating books, reading, literacy, and libraries to the citizens of Ohio and the book community at large. Part of the Cleveland Public Library, the Center maintains a collection of books written by Ohio authors. Centers for the Book exist in all 50 states and at the Library of Congress on the national level. For more information on the Ohio Center for the Book, go to www.ohiocenterforthebook.org
Portage County District Library
A member of OhioNET, the state's network of school and public libraries, Portage County District Library serves nine school districts and their surrounding communities through five branch libraries, home delivery services, Library Express services, programming, a computer lab and more. www.portagecounty.lib.oh.us/
River Teeth (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
River Teeth is a biannual journal combining the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays and memoir, with critical essays that examine the emerging genre and that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, and readers. www.riverteethjournal.com/
A nonprofit literary magazine published by the students of Cleveland State University for more than 30 years, Whiskey Island is named for the historic peninsula that sits at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. www.whiskeyislandmagazine.com
The Lindsay-Crane Center Presents: The Big Read
This community-wide reading program, based on the novel "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea, officially kicks-off on Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. Programs are free and open to the public and include author readings, book discussions, performances and more. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Lindsay-Crane Center at Hiram College is one of 75 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project between Sept. 2015 and June 2016. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest. www.hiram.edu/big-read.
Friends of the Hiram College Library
The Friends of the Hiram College Library is a highly successful organization, one of the most successful such groups in Ohio, if not the country. Since its founding in 1984, the group has contributed more than half a million dollars in support of the library. library.hiram.edu/index.php/support-the-library/friends-of-the- library
Hiram College Admission Office
Founded in 1850, Hiram College is a liberal arts college with a proud heritage of educational innovation and excellence. www.hiram.edu/admission