Celebrate literature & literacy at Cleveland Book Week

Cleveland Book Week Logo stacked books

This week we announced the inaugural Cleveland Book Week (CBW), a series of special events scheduled from September 10 – 16 that celebrate Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winners past and present, and showcase Greater Cleveland’s diverse literary and literacy community. We’re excited to present Cleveland Book Week in partnership with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Brews + Prose, The City Club of Cleveland, the Cleveland Flea and Cuyahoga County Public Library.

CBW 2016 coincides with the 81st annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony, scheduled this year for Sept. 15. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, administered by the Cleveland Foundation since 1963, recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. Today, it remains the only American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity. You can learn more about the awards and their founder, Edith Anisfield-Wolf, right here.

“The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are a vibrant community asset that honor truly great voices addressing the essential issues of racism and social justice through literature,” said our President & CEO Ronn Richard. “Cleveland Book Week extends the spirit of the awards into a week-long community conversation about the importance of literacy and the joy of reading.”

We can hardly wait for Cleveland Book Week to kick-off on Sept. 10. The CBW 2016 lineup includes events for all ages and interests, and many are free – get all the details here. We hope you’ll join us!

1 Comment

  1. Margaret molnar

    Splendid idea for an event. If Cleveland is indeed a diverse literary community, we need a newspaper that offers more than a single page devoted to books on a regular Sunday. Sports coverage is enormous. Books, a scrap. So much for a concern about literacy.

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