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Meet Authors Samantha Tucker and Amy Spears

2023-05-03 19:00:00 2023-05-03 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Authors Samantha Tucker and Amy Spears Join us when Samantha Tucker and Amy Spears visit to discuss their roller derby team memoir, <i>Collective Chaos</i>. Parma-Snow Branch - Conference Room A/B (60)

Wednesday, May 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-05-03 19:00:00 2023-05-03 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Authors Samantha Tucker and Amy Spears Join us when Samantha Tucker and Amy Spears visit to discuss their roller derby team memoir, <i>Collective Chaos</i>. Parma-Snow Branch - Conference Room A/B (60)

Parma-Snow Branch

Conference Room A/B (60)

Join us when Samantha Tucker and Amy Spears visit to discuss their roller derby team memoir, Collective Chaos.

About the authors:

Samantha Tucker (she/her) is an antiracist teacher, writer, and editor in Columbus, Ohio. Sam writes personal essays, memoir, and cultural critique, having earned her MFA and MA in creative nonfiction. Her essay “Fountain Girls,” originally published in Ecotone, is a listed notable in Best American Essays 2017 and is anthologized in Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: An Anthology. Other essays have been published with Literary Hub, Columbus Alive, BUST, Brevity, and Guernica. In her spare time, Sam loves protest, mutual aid, roller derby, and karaoke. She is also quite vain about her hair.

Amy Spears (she/her) graduated from Denison University with a degree in cinema and creative writing. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she is in her second decade as a skater with Ohio Roller Derby. She spent several years active in the leadership of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association and has given presentations, workshops and talks about the sport at Pecha Kecha Columbus, the Roller Derby World Summit, and Rollercon. Her digital essay (with Julie Driscoll) “Worlds Collide! facebook, family & George Costanza” was published in Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, and her prose and poetry have appeared in Columbus Alive, Lynx Eye, and Wine X. A self-described “collector of hobbies,” she’ll try just about anything once.


Through stories about playing this full-contact, theatrical, and revolutionary sport, Collective Chaos shows the value of gaining a truly radical self-knowledge through teamwork, love, discipline, and critical consideration of our local and global societies and of our roles and responsibilities within them.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Fri, Dec 09, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Mon, Dec 12, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Tue, Dec 13, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Wed, Dec 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Fri, Dec 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Sat, Dec 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat, Dec 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Thu, Dec 29, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Fri, Dec 30, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Mon, Jan 02, 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Mon, Jan 02, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Tue, Jan 03, 10:00am - 10:20am
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Tue, Jan 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Jan 03, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Tue, Jan 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Jan 04, 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Wed, Jan 04, 10:00am - 10:20am
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Wed, Jan 04, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Thu, Jan 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, Jan 05, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jan 06, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jan 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Rescheduled
Sat, Jan 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
New date Saturday, January 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join with your Parma neighbors to celebrate the peoples and cultures of Northeast Ohio!