Literary Cleveland Hosts Readings About the Environment in “Burning Words” at CSU

Sat 3/16 & Sun 3/17 @ 7PM

In 1969, environmental advocates were most worried about “silent springs” caused by poisonous industrial pollution. Now their successors are preoccupied with the global disruptions of climate change.

This shift, and many other developments in politics and the environment, will be subject to reflection during two nights of the Cleveland Humanities Festival. Hosted by Literary Cleveland, “Burning Words” is a series of dramatic readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire. Professional actors will interpret original works by local writers. Among the nineteen announced contributors are journalist and author Lee Chilcote; poet and essayist Marsha McGregor; multimedia artist Vince Robinson; and Mary Turzillo, recipient of a Nebula Award, one of the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy literature.

“Burning Words” will be staged twice, March 16 and March 17 at 7pm. The event is expected to run about one hour, with a reception with writers and performers following. It will be held in Cleveland State University’s Student Center Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Avenue. To register, go to the event’s page. For more information, go to the Humanities Festival’s site.

[Written by Joseph Clark]

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