Paging all local book lovers—it's time for #CBW2017. A lively array of literary happenings forms the itinerary
for the annual Cleveland Book Week, sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation and Partners.
Among the highlights: author talks by Peter Ho Davies (The Fortunes
), Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits
), and Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures
); an art book and zine fair at MOCA; a poetry, art, and music event at Karamu House; and the 82nd annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards at the State Theatre. This Saturday, the Cleveland Flea will also host a "#CBW2017 Edition" featuring a pop-up bookshop with rare books and first editions, plus a literary cafe where visitors can mingle with local authors.
In addition, those who use public transportation will be treated to some bookish fun on their commute this week. During the morning and evening rush periods, local artists performing poetry and spoken word pieces at RTA stations around town. (Locations include Airport, Cedar, E. 55th
St., Little Italy, Shaker Square, Tower City, W. 25th
St., W. 98th
St. and Windermere.)
To learn more about the awesome literary lineup, click here