The OPAL Beatrice Company presents "A Trip Up North", a staged reading of passages from Brendan Whitt's novella "A Summer In Harlem" accompanied by live jazz. The reading features poet and community organizer D.L. Ware, poet and journalist Tim Cox, and writer and CSU junior MaryAnn Dowdell. The reading will be preceded by an open mic featuring CSU students. The event is free and open to the public.
Come join author and filmmaker Brendan Whitt as he premieres his debut documentary "Under The Tent". "Under The Tent" takes a behind the scenes look at the Cleveland Museum of Art's annual "Parade the Circle" event. The documentary features interviews with the parade's artists and support staff as they share their processes and explain the impact of the parade on not only themselves but the city as a whole. The event is free and open to the public.
Join Brendan Whitt at Author Alley, an annual gathering and book fair of local authors held outdoors at Loganberry Books. The day coincides with the annual Larchmere Festival, a street festival that features antiques and collectibles, entertainment, and community camaraderie. As a merchant of the street, what better contribution can we make than to celebrate the local literati? All local writers are eligible, from self-published to national blockbusters.
The Black Pen will be a public reading highlighting the works of local Black authors Everett Prewitt (Snake Walkers and A Long Way Back), Rhonda Crowder (Riddles), and Brendan Whitt (A Summer In Harlem, When The Crows Come Home, and Camp '67). Come out and enjoy what Cleveland's Black Literary community has to offer.