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Writer’s Center Stage hosts cartoonist Roz Chast

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 8, 2016

The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series, a collaboration between the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Case Western Reserve University, has hosted unusual speakers this year. The schedule...

Haitian-American poet discusses migration

Nardine Taleb, Copy Editor April 1, 2016

Haitian-American poet and writer Edwidge Danticat led a discussion on March 21 as part of Cleveland Cuyahoga Public Library’s Writer Center Stage Series, which invites several highly acclaimed authors...

Creators of “Serial” speak at this year’s first Writers Center Stage event

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter September 18, 2015

For host Sarah Koenig and senior producer Julie Snyder, the success of their podcast is shocking. They predicted that “Serial,” an offshoot of Ira Glass’ “This American Life”, would have...

“Be the lobster”

Elizabeth Gilbert discusses writing, fear and life at Writer's Center Stage on Nov. 17
Nardine Taleb, Contributing Reporter November 26, 2014

Do you have the courage? This is the question Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and "The Signature of All Things" asked her audience on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Writers Center Stage program,...

Dennis Lehane’s tips for writing success

Small group session on Oct. 23 revealed novelist’s methods
Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 24, 2014

“I have a theory that you have 1,000 pages of crap in you,” said author Dennis Lehane, sitting at a table surrounded by students, “and you basically just write the crap out of you.” Before speaking...

Reasons to write

Zadie Smith visits campus for engaging talk
Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor October 3, 2014

Attendees of novelist Zadie Smith’s Sept. 30 lecture as part of Writer’s Center Stage series weren’t surprised at the mix of topics featured in her talk: racism, creativity and being provocative,...

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