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Expo Community Conversation

Join us for this Expo Community Conversation event brought to you in partnership with the World Affairs Council – Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, Global Ties, the U.S. Department of State and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Join us for a discussion on how we bring Expos back to the United States and do so in a more inclusive way ... Read More

Letters Home: Ohioans and Their Wartime Correspondence with Kelly Mezurek

Coshocton Public Library 655 Main St, Coshocton, Ohio

Letters served as the main source of communications between soldiers, nurses, and other military support personnel and their communities during the American wars of the 18th through mid-20th centuries. The written word connected the individuals far from home to their families and friends, providing comfort, support, and the exchange of news. This talk illuminates how private wartime letters provide insight ... Read More

The Newark Earthworks: One of the World’s Wonders with Brad Lepper

Coshocton Public Library 655 Main St, Coshocton, Ohio

The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric enclosures and mounds in the world. The work of the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa A.D. 1-  400, these geometric earthworks covered nearly five square miles, using more than seven million cubic feet of earth. Why did the Hopewell build such monumental works? Were they prehistoric forts or ancient ... Read More

“Blue” Tuesday Talk

Join the Toledo Opera on Facebook or YouTube for their Blue Tuesday Talk on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. This free, virtual public panel discussion composed of artists, scholars, and Toledo community members goes beyond what’s on stage and delves into the themes found in Blue that can be seen in today’s contemporary society. Panelists include: Tazewell Thompson – NAACP Theatre Award-winning librettist ... Read More

WGTE on the Road: Blue Day

Mott Branch Library 1010 Dorr St, Toledo, Ohio

Join the Toledo Opera, WGTE Public Media, and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library on Thursday, August 18 from 9 AM until 4 PM for WGTE on the Road: Blue Day at Mott Branch Library for a full day of free events in anticipation of this month's production of Blue! Stop in at Mott Branch Library for live performances by the cast of Blue, ... Read More

Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics with Linda Mizejewski

League of Women Voters of Delaware County 39 W Winter St, Delaware, Ohio

Women’s comedy has long been a prime spot for women to talk back and break taboos in mainstream popular culture. But women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either “pretty” or “funny.” Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn and Lucille Ball have always gotten plum roles in romantic comedies and television sitcoms. In contrast, women who write and perform their ... Read More

“Blue,” presented by Toledo Opera

The Toledo Opera presents Blue, an innovative new opera about an African American family in Harlem. As the couple anticipates the birth of their firstborn, a son, with both hope and fear. As the baby grows into a young man, the mother worries for his future, and the father tries to prepare his son for the realities of 21st century ... Read More

Inkubator Writing Conference

Cleveland Public Library 525 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

Sponsored in part by Ohio Humanities, Literary Cleveland's Inkubator Writing Conference is one of the largest free writing conferences in the country. From September 6-8, the conference will feature virtual panel discussions with national authors all leading up to the big two-day in-person conference at the Cleveland Public Library on September 9-10. The in-person conference will consist of writing workshops, ... Read More

Franklinton Friday Open House

Ohio Humanities 541 W Rich St, Columbus, Ohio

Stop by the Ohio Humanities office during September Franklinton Fridays, a neighborhood-wide celebration of art, performance, and community. Mingle from location to location and come to know all that the Franklinton Arts District has to offer.

Blood, Brains, and Lobotomies with Mindy McGinnis

Coshocton Public Library 655 Main St, Coshocton, Ohio

Author Mindy McGinnis shares the research behind her Edgar Award-Winning Gothic historical thriller, A Madness So Discreet. Learn about how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890’s and the different aspects of care for the mentally ill – for better or for worse. Also included is a brief history of the Athens Lunatic Asylum, the setting for the novel.

Life Stories: A Mixed Media Gallery

Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, Ohio

Join We Amplify Voices for ImageOhio presented by ROY G BIV gallery. Life Stories features the intimate stories of 10 women serving life or long sentences at the Ohio Reformatory in Marysville. This project took place over the course of six months and was crafted completely within the prison itself. Through generous support from Warden Teri Baldauf and her staff, ... Read More

Hanif Abdurraqib Presents: A Celebration of Black Performance

Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center 1400 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, Ohio

2022 MacArthur Genius Award Winner Hanif Abdurraqib will visit Central State University on September 20, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to give a public reading, participate in a fireside chat, and answer questions from the audience. This event is sponsored by Ohio Humanities. For more information, visit Central State's website.


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