Join Lit Cleveland for our third-annual staged reading at the Cleveland Humanities Festival! On the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire, three professional actors will perform original work by Cleveland writers addressing the infamous fire, climate change, and other topics related to nature and the environment. The performance, titled: “Words On Fire: A Remembrance of the Cuyahoga River Fire, 1969,” will last about one hour, and a reception with the actors and writers will follow.
Selected contributors include Alberto Montero, Amy Phipps, David J. Adams, David Lee Garrison, DT McCrea, Gail Bellamy, Geoffrey Landis, Jeremy Mark Ritch, Jill Sell, Josh Davis, Lee Chilcote, Maria Wolfe, Marsha McGregor, Mary Turzillo, Melissa Warren, Meredith Holmes, Theresa Gottl Brightman, Toni K. Thayer, and Vince Robinson.
Parking available underneath student center. Click here for a map of CSU visitor parking.
The 2019 Cleveland Humanities Festival explores the relationship between society and the world of Nature from a variety of perspectives in history, literature, and the arts. The Cleveland Humanities Festival is a collaborative event celebrating the great cultural institutions of the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio dedicated to humanistic inquiry. The Festival engages the public in addressing some of society’s most challenging issues and pressing concerns. Coordinated by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University's English Department and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Festival is partnering with our region’s major museums, educational institutions, and arts organizations. The 2019 Cleveland Humanities Festival on “Nature” will offer public programming which explores this theme from a variety of humanistic perspectives, including the representation of the natural world in literature and the arts; climate change, its past history, future consequences, and the ethical problems it presents; and our constantly growing understanding of the science of nature and its impact on culture and society.