CoolCLE PODCAST #38: Reading Behind Bars with Jill Grunenwald

This week, we have local author Jill Grunenwald with us to talk about her latest book Reading Behind Bars, which is a true insider’s story of of literature, law and life as a prison librarian. The book is out now, available at all reputable booksellers, and you can catch her locally at book readings and signings including August 28th at Westlake Porter Public Library and September 14th at Learned Owl in Hudson.

jill grunenwald

Grunenwald shares her funny memories of serving as a prison librarian, how it resonates with the perception of prison in pop culture, and the importance of books and information for all.  The book is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BAM and Indiebound.

uptight sugar

We also have new music from Cleveland’s Uptight Sugar (pictured above) from its EP I’m OK, You’re OK. You can see them live next on September 19th when they are supporting another Cleveland band, Bad Hooks, with their album release at the Music Box.

Daniel Rylander

And we have a track from Daniel Rylander (pictured above), just one of the 76 acts announced August 16th for this year’s Heights Music Hop.  Presented by Future Heights, a community development corporation and citizen engagement organization, the purpose of the Heights Music Hop is to have fun, to provide positive economic impact to the unique, independent businesses that make Cleveland Heights unique, and to highlight the community’s walkability, diversity and focus on the arts. This year’s line up includes many local favorites like Jack Fords, Mr. Carnivore, Coup de Grace, Alyssa Boyd, Key to the Mint, Kim Kennedy, Michelle Gaw and Orange Animal just to name a few. It all happens September 12-14th in Cleveland Heights.

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