Literary news and events in Dayton, Ohio

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October 2017

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  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Films on the immigrant and refugee crisis
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  • Books & Beer 2017
  • Soman Chainani and The School for Good and Evil #4
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  • First Wednesday Writing Workout with Katrina Kittle, $10
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  • Ohio Hauntings with Jim Kleefeld
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  • Applications close for Erma Bombeck Humorist-in-Residence Program
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  • NY Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Auxier
  • How to Write the Story of Your Life
  • YSLA Tea: Crafts & Books 1650-1850
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  • 5 indie authors
  • Dayton Ghosts
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  • Last Chance for the Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Writing Contest for Teens
  • Author Visit: Shelley Pearsall
  • Stick Dog and Stick Cat
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  • Picture Books and Young Children: Exploring Learning Opportunities with Dr. Patricia Hart
  • Hate Crime Survivor and International Speaker: Rais Bhuiyan
  • Astronaut Terry Virts shares photos from space
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  • He Had His Dream: A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar
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  • The Legend of Roswell
  • Whitney Bell Book Signing
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  • Wright Library Poets
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  • Basic Acrylic Painting on Canvas
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  • Jeff Alt and the Appalachian Trail
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  • Brown Bag It with Random House!
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  • COLUMBUS: Central Ohio Fiction Writers Workshop, $55
  • Yellow Springs Open Studios
  • Jewelry Making with Lilly Rose
  • Electronic Textile Bracelet
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  • Puzzle Exchange (ages 18+)
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  • Haunted Ohio
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  • What is NaNoWriMo? with Cyndi Pauwels
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  • Guest Speaker: Tuskegee Airman Harold Brown
  • Make the Habit Class: Developing Good Writing Practices with Katrina Kittle, $45
  • Power of Different with Gail Saltz
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  • UD Speaker Series: The Minimalists Live
  • PechaKucha on 'Love and Death'
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  • Books by the Banks
  • He Had His Dream: A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Intro to Raspberry Pi
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  • Harry Potter Science
  • Plotting Your Path to a Satisfying Literary Project
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