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Sat, Jun. 21st, 2008, 11:26 pm
dogzilla30: Scott Raab - 6/26/08 7pm at Mac's Books in Cleveland

1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Hts, OH 44118 is the address.

Some of you may remember writer Scott Raab---he left Cleveland in the mid 1980's and became a journalist for publications like GQ and The New York Times.

He has been Esquire's Writer-at-Large since 1997 and will be at Mac's to sign copies of Real Hollywood Stories: Inside the Minds of 20 Celebrities, with One A-List Writer, a collection of articles about celebrities originally published in Esquire.

Scott seems to be from the Hunter Thompson school of Gonzo journalism. The stories are irreverant, insightful, and amusing. He's walked the dog with Cleveland favorite Paul Newman, gone to the zoo with Ian McGregor and bowled with another Cleveland favorite, Drew Carey. Bill Murray, Sean Penn, Will Ferrell and many others are included in this very entertaining collection. Bring it to the beach!

Fri, Jun. 6th, 2008, 10:47 am
ccfinlay: Six Science Fiction Writers, One Book Signing

This Saturday, June 7, at 7p.m.
The Barnes & Noble at Lennox Town Center
in Columbus, Ohio
on the corner of Olentangy and Kinnear
right off 315


Sarah Prineas
author of The Magic Thief
"I couldn't put it down. Wonderful, exciting stuff."
—Diana Wynne Jones, author of Howl's Moving Castle
Come to Sarah's major book release!

Sarah is also appearing Saturday morning 11:00-12:30
at Cover to Cover books in Clintonville.
Catch her there if you can't make it Saturday night.

Tobias Buckell – Caribbean flavored adventure SF

Paul Melko – living in a post-human world

Sandra McDonald – former US Navy officer
...romance, adventure, and really big space ships!

with Charles Coleman Finlay
raised by wolves, now he writes for them

and Paolo Bacigalupi
the world without oil: cutting edge environmental science fiction
– interviewed by Wired Science

Mon, May. 19th, 2008, 11:44 pm
dogzilla30: Paul Pope - May 20th, Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts

One of the most eclectic talents in comics, Ohio State alumnus Paul Pope works in such diverse genres and styles as superheros, erotica, and manga.

He’ll offer insightful comments about his own practice and an overview of his remarkable career, which includes the sci-fi book THB, Heavy Liquid, and Batman: Year 100. The collection Pulphope: The Art of Paul Pope was published in 2007.

The talk will be in the Film/Video Theater at the Wexner Center for the Arts. It is free and there is a book signing afterwards.

Tue, May. 13th, 2008, 08:06 am
dogzilla30: Amy Bloom - Columbus, May 14th, 7pm

Amy Bloom is the author of two novels, two collections of short stories, and a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for the New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Slate, and Salon among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Her first book of nonfiction, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude, is an exploration of the varieties of gender. A practicing psychotherapist, she lives in Connecticut and teaches at Yale University.

Amy Bloom will read from her work on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Wexner Film/Video Theatre at Wexner Center For the Arts. The reading is free and open to the public.

Thu, May. 8th, 2008, 08:04 pm
dogzilla30: Second Annual Ohioana Book Festival - Columbus, May 10th

Join us at the State Library of Ohio on Saturday May 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as the Ohioana Library presents the 2nd annual Ohioana Book Festival: Celebrating Ohio’s Authors.

Opening ceremony with Ohio First Lady and Festival Honorary Chair Frances Strickland • Presentation of the Ohioana Robert Fox Awards for Young Writers • Presentation of the Ohio Center for the Book’s “Letters About Literature” Awards • Panel discussions • Readings • Meet authors and book signings • Book Fair with 10 Featured Authors and 40 additional Ohio authors • Activities for children • Barnes & Noble book store • Live entertainment • Food vendors

Festival Book Fair Authors
Ian Adams • Michelangelo Altiére • David Baker • Christopher Barzak • Kellie Bean • Tim Bowers • Gary Braunbeck • Andrea Cheng • Robin Davis • Zee Edgell • D. G. Fulford • Brian Groh • Ann Hagedorn • Gary Harwood • Nikki Jenkins • Ken Keller • Rosemary Laurey • Gene Logsdon • Mary Alice Mairose • Lee Martin • Craig McDonald • Dianne McElwain • Paula McLain • Asma Mobin-Uddin • Pat Mullen • Robert Olmstead • Donald Ray Pollock • Jerry Roscoe • Kaira Sturdivant Rouda • Nathan Singer • Lucy Snyder • Linda Stanek • Vickie M. Stringer • M.B. Szonert • Ann Townsend • Catherynne M. Valente • Richard Wirick • William Zink

This is free and there should be free parking at the State Library.

Wed, May. 7th, 2008, 06:19 pm
dogzilla30: Jeff Smith and Scott McCloud - Columbus May 10th 2pm

This is at Mershon Auditorium at Ohio State University. Book signing follows.

Join Bone-creator Jeff Smith and comic book artist and theorist Scott McCloud for a lively conversation about Smith’s career and each artist’s view of the practice and future of comic book art. McCloud is the author of Understanding Comics, Making Comics, and Reinventing Comics and the creator of the comic Zot!

The exhibition Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond, on view May 10 through August 3, features original comic book drawings by the Columbus-based artist and some of the comics artists who have inspired him.

Bone and Beyond and related events are presented in collaboration with Ohio State’s Cartoon Research Library.

Saturday, May 10, the Bone and Beyond exhibition is open from 11 AM until 8 PM. Jeff Smith: Before Bone, a related exhibition on view nearby at the Cartoon Research Library, is open from 1 to 5 PM. (The Cartoon Research Library is not typically open on Saturdays and is right there between The Wexner Center and Mershon Auditorium.)

Mon, May. 5th, 2008, 09:58 pm
dogzilla30: Etgar Keret - 5/6/08 Wexner Center in Columbus at 5pm

Filmmaker Etgar Keret is also an acclaimed author. He’ll read from The Nimrod Flip-Out, his recent collection of offbeat, fragmentary short stories. A book signing follows in the Wexner Center Store. Jellyfish, an acclaimed film Keret codirected, screens at 7 PM on May 6 (with an introduction by the director) and May 7.

These events are part of an occasional yearlong series marking and commemorating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel.

The reading is in the Film/Video Theater inside The Wexner Center and is free. I'm sure the bookstore will have copies of his books (one of his short stories was adapted into the movie Wristcutters: A Love Story) and graphic novels for purchase.

Movie starts at 7pm and ticket prices vary from $5 to $7.

Sat, May. 3rd, 2008, 08:21 pm
dogzilla30: Free Comic Book Day - May 3rd, 2008

You can find out if any nearby stores are participating with this link.

I knew today was coming up but didn't find a link listing participating stores until this evening. If you don't get your comic today there is next year!

Sun, Apr. 6th, 2008, 10:53 am
dogzilla30: 3rd Annual 24-Hour Poetry - Columbus, Ohio at Kafe Kerouac - Going on Now!

I promise - my last post to this community today. It's happening right now until 8pm tonight - it began yesterday and I missed the post to the Columbus Community.

Sun, Apr. 6th, 2008, 10:18 am
dogzilla30: Morgan Spurlock - Ohio State University Campus - April 10th

As part of the First Year Experience program at OSU Morgan Spurlock will be there on April 10th.

Most information is taken directly from their site at http://fye.osu.edu/speaker.html

Tickets are free but required! Seating is limited - Tickets can be picked up in 120 Enarson Hall.

The event will be held at Weigel Hall Auditorium on April 10, 2008, at 7:30 p.m.

About Morgan Spurlock
Morgan Spurlock's career spans film, non-fiction literature, television, and theatre. He is the Academy Award-nominated director of Super Size Me, creator and producer of the reality television series 30 Days, and author of Don’t Eat This Book. His current film project is What Would Jesus Buy?

30 Days
In each episode of FX’s critically acclaimed series 30 Days, a person (sometimes Spurlock himself) immerses themselves for a month in a lifestyle opposite to their experience.

The series tackles current social issues such as college binge drinking, immigration, outsourcing, and abortion. The first episode of 30 Days, where Morgan Spurlock tries to survive for a month on minimum wage, was shot in Columbus.

Super Size Me
Spurlock's first feature film, Super Size Me, was released in 2004 and centered on Spurlock’s experiment to eat only fast food for a month.

The documentary received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature, the Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay Award, and Best Director prizes at the Sundance Film Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival. It is the sixth highest grossing documentary of all time.

Don't Eat This Book
Shortly after the theatrical opening of Super Size Me, Spurlock published his first non-fiction book, Don’t Eat This Book. The book picked up where the film leaves off, diving even deeper into the psyche of a super-sized nation. Note: His then fiance, now wife, Alex Jamieson, wrote a book called The Great American Detox Diet: Feel Better, Look Better, and Lose Weight by Cleaning Up Your Diet which is how he lost the weight he gained from the movie.

What Would Jesus Buy?
Spurlock is a co-star and producer of the recently released film, What Would Jesus Buy?, based on the work of Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. The film looks at the commercialization of Christmas.

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