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the WILLIAM N. SKIRBALL WRITERS CENTER STAGE SERIES 

Our spring 2021 virtual events will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. Customers who purchase tickets for multiple events will receive individual emails for each event that includes their virtual event link. Emails will be sent from “Writers Center Stage” and should arrive shortly after ticket purchase.

Order confirmation emails will also include a discount code to save 10% on select titles from Spring 2021 Writers Center Stage authors at Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021  
7:00 PM 

For chef, writer and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi, food is about more than what we eat. It is about a sense of place and home. Ottlenghi is widely beloved for his internationally best-selling cookbooks, including Jerusalem (2012), Plenty (2010), Plenty More (2014) and Ottolenghi Simple (2018). Jerusalem was awarded Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. His latest book is Ottolenghi Flavor.

 

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THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021
7:00 PM 

When Brit Bennett’s debut novel, The Mothers, was published in the fall of 2016, critics and readers were immediately dazzled. It was clear that an exciting new voice in fiction had arrived. Her second novel, The Vanishing Half, was an instant #1 New York Times best-seller and longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction. Before publishing her novel, Bennett had already built an impressive platform as a social commentator. Her essay in Jezebel, following the Ferguson riots, was shared over a million times. Her work has also been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and The Paris Review.


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THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021 
7:00 PM 

Tara Westover’s 2018 memoir, Educated, debuted at #1 on the New York Times best-seller list and remained there for more than a year. The book explores Westover’s struggle to reconcile her desire for education and autonomy with her desire to be loyal to her family. To date, Educated has sold more than 3 million copies and has been translated into 36 languages. For the book’s staggering impact, TIME Magazine named Westover one of the 100 most influential people of 2018.

Writer/naturalist/activist Terry Tempest Williams is known for her fierce advocacy and impassioned, lyrical prose. She is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place (1991); Finding Beauty in a Broken World (2008); and the best-seller, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks (2016). In 2019, Williams was given The Robert Kirsch Award, a lifetime achievement prize given to a writer with a substantial connection to the American West. Her latest book is Erosion: Essays of Undoing (2019).


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ABOUT WRITERS CENTER STAGE 

The 2020-2021 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 ten consecutive years. 


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