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Derf Backderf on censorship, counterculture & ‘My Friend Dahmer’

John “Derf” Backderf — the graphic novelist who wrote My Friend Dahmer, Trashed and the comic strip, The City — visited us earlier this month. Derf also allowed us to interview him. He discussed: getting fired from his first job “for general tastelessness.” counterculture (In … Continue reading

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J. Everett Prewitt on writing, libraries & Literary Cleveland

Award-winning author J. Everett Prewitt joined us for our inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase. He discussed why he writes, how libraries have helped him and Literary Cleveland — a local nonprofit that offers classes and events for writers and readers. Visit our YouTube … Continue reading

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Rebekah Frumkin on her favorite books & why she doesn’t like happy stories

Rebekah Frumkin, author of the spectacular The Comedown, visited our region earlier this month. While here, she discussed what makes a story worthwhile to her, struggled to think of a single happy story that she enjoys, and explained how her philosophy … Continue reading

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Tom Batiuk on creating comics for 46 years

Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft creator Tom Batiuk joined us last month for our inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase. He discussed how he became a cartoonist and his favorite stories from 46 years of creating comics strips. He also explains why cartoonists need knowledge “a … Continue reading

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Romona Robinson on ‘A Dirt Road to Somewhere’

Emmy Award-winning news anchor Romona Robinson joined us last month for our inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase. She discussed what inspired her to write her autobiography, A Dirt Road to Somewhere. Robinson also told us what chapter was the most painful to write… … Continue reading

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