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Meet John ‘Derf’ Backderf, author of ‘My Friend Dahmer’

Some of the authors who visit us discuss Ray Bradbury, Laura Ingalls Wilder, or linguistics. But only one of them can talk about going to high school with the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper John “Derf” Backderf, … 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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Learn about the Cleveland Indians before & during World War II

Author, historian and Cleveland Indians fan Scott Longert is guiding us through the history of his beloved Tribe. He’s written books about: Addie Joss—a contemporary of Cy Young who was such a dominant pitcher that they changed the Hall of Fame’s … Continue reading

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2018 Northcoast Writers’ Showcase features ‘Orphan Train’ author Christina Baker Kline

Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling novel Orphan Train, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase on Saturday, April 28, at Lake Erie College in Painesville. Kline’s keynote will cap a day in which readers … Continue reading

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