Hundreds of book lovers gathered to celebrate Cleveland Book Week this fall with a series of events taking place Sept. 22-30 celebrating past and present Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards winners.
In case you missed them, or would just like to enjoy again, you can watch recordings of author events showcasing 2023 poetry winner Saeed Jones, 2023 fiction winners Geraldine Brooks and Lan Samantha Chang, 2023 nonfiction winner Matthew Delmont, and 2023 lifetime achievement honoree Charlayne Hunter-Gault, as well as the full recording of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony held on Sept. 28 at the Maltz Performing Arts Center.
Watch the full recording of the awards ceremony honoring the 2023 class here.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault at The City Club
Award-winning journalist and civil rights icon Charlayne Hunter-Gault chronicled her lifelong commitment to reporting on Black people in their totality, from the Civil Rights Movement to the election of Barack Obama, and beyond at The City Club of Cleveland on Sept. 29.
Historian Matthew Delmont discussed his 2023 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards nonfiction winning book “Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad” at East Technical High School on Sept. 30.
Want more of the 2023 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards winners? Mark your calendars! The documentary celebrating them will air on Ideastream Public Media PBS early next year! You can also catch up on seasons 1-3 of the Anisfield-Wolf podcast, The Asterisk* here.
The Equity in the Arts Fund (EITAF), previously known as the Minority Arts and Education Fund (MAEF), is a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation that seeks to strengthen and build the capacity of organizations that promote the arts and cultures of communities of color and to provide meaningful creative opportunities for artists of color. […]
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