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The Shipwrecks of Lake Erie with Mike & Georgann Wachter

Mike and Georgann Wachter – local shipwreck hunters and authors – visited us earlier this month to discuss wrecks they’ve discovered and researched in Lake Erie. For those who weren’t able to make it to their talk, they were kind … Continue reading

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Photographing Rock Stars with Janet Macoska

For more than 40 years, Janet Macoska has photographed rock ‘n’ roll royalty when they rumble through town. She’s probably your favorite rocker’s favorite photographer. David Bowie liked her picture of him so much he hung it in his home. Her … Continue reading

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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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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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