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The Ohioana Book Festival will take place in digital format from Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30 2020.
It is FREE and open to the public. No registration required.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT

http://www.ohioana.org/programs/ohioana-book-festival/schedule/




 

 

 

 

LOOKING BACK AT ELYRIA Featured on Cleveland Public Radio

After recording my interview with WCPN's Dan Polletta (at right), we took time out for a few photographs.
 
 

What a thrill to be invited out to the ideastream studios in Cleveland's Playhouse Square for an interview with WCPN's Dan Polletta about Looking Back at Elyria!

 

Here's a link to the station's website, where you can listen to the broadcast:

 

The piece is scheduled to air during a local break of NPR's "Morning Edition" Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2019, between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Not sure, but we're hoping there will be two plays, at 6:45 and 8:45.

WCLV, Cleveland's classical music radio station, will also air the piece at some point.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES
AND EVENTS FOR 2020
(More events are in the works;
please check back for details!)

 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 
LORAIN, OHIO
Book Signing at Lolipop’s Gift Shop, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ariel on Broadway Hotel
301 Broadway
Lorain, OH 44052

 


***DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED:
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
OBERLIN, OHIO
Oberlin Writing Series, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
“Reading for Writing: Nourishing the Craft”
Oberlin Public Library
65 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.***

 

***DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED:

TUESDAY, APRIL 14
ELYRIA, OHIO
Reading and Book Signing, 2 p.m.
The AbbeWood
1210 South Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.***

 

 

 

***DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED:

FRIDAY, APRIL 24
ELYRIA, OHIO
Elyria Public Library, West River Branch 2 p.m.
Featured Speaker, National Library Week Tea|
1194 West River Road
Elyria, OH 44035
FREE, TICKETED EVENT.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

CALL 440-324-9825 TO RESERVE TICKETS,
WHICH ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CENTRAL
AND WEST RIVER BRANCH REFERENCE DESKS
ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO 50
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.***


 

 

***DUE TO COVID-19, THE OHIOANA BOOK FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED AS A VIRTUAL EVENT. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
COLUMBUS, OHIO
Ohioana Book Festival
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Columbus Metropolitan Library 
96 South Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

UPDATED DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOW:

The Ohioana Book Festival will take place in digital format from Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30 2020. It is FREE and open to the public. No registration required.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
http://www.ohioana.org/programs/ohioana-book-festival/schedule/


 

 

 

 

***DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED:

THURSDAY, MAY 14
ELYRIA, OHIO
Elyria Kiwanis Club
Noon to 1 p.m.
Wesleyan Village (Cascade Room)
807 West Avenue
Elyria, OH 44035

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.***

 

 

 

***DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED:

THURSDAY, MAY 14
ELYRIA, OHIO
Elyria Fortnightly Book Club
(Location and time TBD)

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.***


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
AVON, OHIO
Lorain Public Library System, Avon Branch 7 p.m.
Guest Writer at Avon Writers’ Group
37485 Harvest Drive
Avon, OH 44011

 

 

 

***DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT IS CANCELED:

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

BEREA, OHIO
Baldwin Wallace University 11:30 a.m.
Strosacker Hall
BW’s Institute for Learning in Retirement
Book and Author Luncheon
125 Tressel St., Berea, OH

 

 

***DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
ELYRIA, OHIO
The 95 Book Club Anniversary Party
Elyria Country Club, TIME TBD
Reading and Book Signing
41625 Oberlin Road
Elyria, OH 44035

APPEARANCES 
AND EVENTS IN 2019

SATURDAY, November 2
ELYRIA, OH
“Cascade of Authors” 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.*
Elyria Public Library, West Branch
1194 West River Road, North
Free, public event
For more information, call 440.324.9825
*I will also be giving a reading, time TBD


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
ELYRIA, OH
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.*
The Lorain County History Center
284 Washington Avenue
*Private, invitation only event.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
ELYRIA, OH
Keynote Speaker
“Bloom Where You Are Planted” 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.*
Weigand Room, St. Mary Church
320 Middle Avenue
*Ticketed public event ($15)
To register, or for more information, call
440.322.6993


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
LAKEWOOD, OH
A Book Reading Served with a Traditional English Tea 
3:00 p.m.*
The home of Douglas Hoffman and Ronald Stach
*Private, invitation only event.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
OBERLIN, OH
Mindfair Books
Reading and Book Signing
2 to 4 p.m.
13 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH

Loganberry Books ≈ Larchmere Holiday Stroll

1 - 2 p.m.
13015 Larchmere Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
216.795.9800
 

 


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
ELYRIA, OH
Elyria Rotary Club, Noon*
Wesleyan Village
807 West Avenue
*For Rotary members and their guests.
Without lunch, free
With lunch, $8 to $15
For more information call 440-448-4960

Publication date announced!

Looking Back at Elyria will be published by the History Press on November 4, 2019. Please check back for further details.

Marci Rich Receives All-Ohio Excellence in Journalism Award

CLEVELAND, OHIO — Freelance writer Marci Rich received the second-place award in the Best Freelance Writer in Ohio category at the All-Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, presented by the Press Club of Cleveland on Friday, June 7, 2019, at the House of Blues. The award honors her ongoing feature series for The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), "Look Back, Elyria."

 

According to the Press Club, the organization received 801 entries from throughout Ohio, which were judged by Press Club members from across the United States, including journalists from Florida, Idaho, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Southeast Texas, Syracuse, and Western Pennsylvania. 

 

In making the award to Rich, the judges wrote:

 

"Marci Rich takes her readers on a trip down memory lane with her colorful tales of Elyria's local history. From the women who worked in the budding telephone industry to a child's trip to the local corner store, Rich gives her readers the sense of being there. Rich takes that step back to another time when she describes the rise and demise of the local movie theaters as well as her childhood memories of the first trip to the library. Her description of Cascade Park and those who lovingly kept its inhabitants, the local bears, safe imparts a sense of innocence. Rich's love of her hometown shines throughout her writing."

 

This is the second year in a row that Rich received a top award in the Best Freelance Writer category.

 

A book based on her award-winning articles, Looking Back at Elyria: A Midwest City at Midcentury, is forthcoming from The History Press in November 2019.