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Meet the Authors: From the Fantastic to the Galactic

Four Greater Cleveland Superheroines Share Writing Secrets

2023-06-10 14:00:00 2023-06-10 16:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Authors: From the Fantastic to the Galactic Come ask your questions, hear about their new work, and enjoy fine fiction by your new favorite local writers: J.D. Blackrose, Joelle Presby, Mary A. Turzillo, and Marie Vibbert. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Writers Center Conference Room (65)

Saturday, June 10
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-10 14:00:00 2023-06-10 16:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Authors: From the Fantastic to the Galactic Come ask your questions, hear about their new work, and enjoy fine fiction by your new favorite local writers: J.D. Blackrose, Joelle Presby, Mary A. Turzillo, and Marie Vibbert. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Writers Center Conference Room (65)

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Writers Center Conference Room (65)

Come ask your questions, hear about their new work, and enjoy fine fiction by your new favorite local writers: J.D. Blackrose, Joelle Presby, Mary A. Turzillo, and Marie Vibbert.

About the authors:

J.D. Blackrose is the author of the Summoner’s Mark series of four books, beginning with  Demon Kissed, and is currently writing three more novels for this series. She’s published The Soul WarsThe Devil’s Been Busy, and the Zombie Cosmetologist novellas through Falstaff Books and is contracted for a new horror novel through Falstaff’s horror imprint, Falstaff Dread, for 2024. She’s published short stories in numerous speculative fiction and horror journals and anthologies. Under her legal name, she co-authored “Courageous Candles,” a Hannukah children’s story.

 








Joelle Presby is a former U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and a recovering corporate consultant who  grew up in West Africa. Her first reader husband works for NASA, but he has yet to build her a space elevator. She began her writing career publishing in David Weber's Honorverse and joined him as a cowriter for the Multiverse novels. After over a dozen short fiction pieces in other people's story universes, she has started a series of her very own with the novel: The Dabare Snake Launcher. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children.








After a career as a professor of English at Kent State University, Dr. Mary A. Turzillo is now a full-time writer. In 2000, her story “Mars Is No Place for Children” won SFWA’s Nebula award for best novelette. Her novel, An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl, was serialized in Analog in July-November 2004. These two works have been selected as recreational reading on the International Space Station. Cosmic Cats & Fantastic Furballs is her most recent collection of short stories.











Marie Vibbert's short fiction has appeared in top magazines such as Nature, Vice, and Amazing Stories. Her debut novel, Galactic Hellcats, was long listed for the British Science Fiction Award in 2021. Her latest novel, The Gods Awoke, is about a powerful telepathic being who thinks she's a goddess on a journey of self-discovery. A Nebula Award Finalist, Marie used to play women's professional football. By day she is a computer programmer at CWRU.











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

TAGS: | Writing | Author Event |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Steve Haynie

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 29 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 30 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch is home to the William N. Skirball Writers' Center, a welcoming space for writers for all ages and levels of experience. The Writers' Center offers free access to private writing rooms, laptops, writing workshops and a special collection of materials on the art of writing.

This branch is a Student Success Center and a Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kids Cafe location.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jun 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 25, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jun 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jun 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C (30)
Join us and learn how to ensure your medical care is what you want.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different textile techniques.

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
New date Monday, June 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Learn about how you can reduce food waste with the Cuyahoga Solid Waste District!

Fri, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Learn to make simple salsas.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 01, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Jul 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (90)
Presented by AARP, this engaging presentation teaches practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Learn about water bugs, what they need to survive, and how pollution affects them! This program is presented by Tinkers Creek Watershed.

Tue, Jul 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Fri, Jul 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Wed, Jul 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Join an editor and book coach as she unlocks the secrets to success in the competitive world of self-publishing.

Wed, Jul 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Join us when author Mateo Askaripour visits to discuss his latest novel, This Great Hemisphere.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Mr. Zap takes your readers on a magic trip around the world!!!!

Thu, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different techniques for crafting handmade jewelry.

Thu, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (90)
Explore this beloved story from the page to the silver screen.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Kindergarten Club is for children entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool, Head Start or a childcare center.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Join us when poets Jeremy Jusek, Dianne Borsenik, and Alissa Sammarco visit to read from their latest collections.

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Six-month fiction writing workshop focused on creating and completing a new short story or the beginning of a novel.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Join us when author Wanda Morris visits to discuss her new thriller, What You Leave Behind.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Learn how to do a few line-dancing moves with Ms. Brenda!

Tue, Jul 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (90)
Join us for a presentation to help demystify the world of Medicare. 

Tue, Jul 16, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovation Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system

Wed, Jul 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovation Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system

Wed, Jul 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
How books make money.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the Mandel Memory Lab

Thu, Jul 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different textile techniques.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Bring 15 copies of your one-page poem for feedback.

Fri, Jul 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us to learn how to make a nutritious snack.

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jul 20, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Call the Writers' Center up to one month before the office hours date to book an appointment.

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Tell a true, 8-minute (or under) story and listen to others' at this first ever free pop-up version of Story Club.

Mon, Jul 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 23, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Audio and Video Recording Studios throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Tue, Jul 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
What's your natural poetic temperament: Story, Structure, Music, or Imagination? Understand yours and learn which ones to strengthen. All poets and prose writers welcome.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Canceled
Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us when local author Deanna Adams visits to discuss her new novel, A Place We Belong.