Writers Center Stage

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The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series brings the literary world’s best writers to Cleveland. Each show is followed by a Q&A and book signing. All shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. in The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University. A few tickets for these events are still available...

photo by Elke Van de Velde - website linkMaria Semple

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Best-selling author Maria Semple has written three novels, including Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which spent a year on The New York Times best-sellers list and won the American Library Association’s Alex Award. She began her career as a screenwriter for such successful television shows as Beverly Hills, 90210; Saturday Night Live; and Ellen. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her work on the series Mad About You, and for a Writers Guild of America Award for her work on Arrested Development. Her latest novel is Today Will Be Different.

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photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky - website linkJohn Irving

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

John Irving is one of the literary world’s most popular and respected writers. He is the author of 14 novels, including the international best-seller The World According to Garp, for which he won the National Book Award; A Prayer for Owen Meany; A Son of the Circus; and The Cider House Rules, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. In 2001, Irving was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His latest novel, Avenue of Mysteries, is a New York Times best-seller.  Sorry!  This event is sold out.

photo by Matthew Richman - website linkDavid Grann

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

David Grann is a number one New York Times best-selling author and an award-winning staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. His first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and named one of the best books of 2009. The film adaptation released in 2017, was written and directed by James Gray and stars Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, and Sienna Miller (available now on hoopla). Grann’s writing has appeared in such notable publications as The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His latest is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.



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The 2017-18 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series is presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and its academic partner Case Western Reserve University. Funds raised by this series help support Cuyahoga County Public Library, the nation’s top-rated library system for eight consecutive years.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series or placing an ad in our season program, please email us at foundation@cuyahogalibrary.org.

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