Ravenna Author Events

RAVENNA - Ron Ellison - Illusions of Permanence

Illusions of Permanence by Ron Ellison

Ron Ellison's journey began in harsh poverty, and continued along a harsh path for many years. It has taken him, unexpectedly and late in life, to a place of humble spiritual acceptance. His poetry ranges from his work as a fisherman and lumberjack, to the joy of ecstatic dance. Discover the heart and inspired writings of a man who has experienced life fully-from its agonies to its joys.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

RAVENNA - Jody Bower - Jane Eyre's Sisters

Jody Bower (PhD Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology) argues that Joseph Campbell's model of the hero's journey does not work for women. We need a different model to do justice to a woman's experience of moving beyond the expectations of conventional societal roles to find her true, creative self. To explore the pattern of the woman's heroic journey in contrast to a man's, Bower draws from 19th century novels written by women as well as from ancient mythology, traditional folk tales, and work by contemporary women writers.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
ISBN: 9780835609340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quest Books (IL) - March 2015

Ever since women in the West first started publishing works of fiction, they have written about a heroine who must wander from one place to another as she searches for a way to live the life she wants to live, a life through which she can express her true self creatively in the world.

RAVENNA - LoLS (League of Literary Snobbery : Storytime for Grownups)

Are you wistful for the days of your youth when adults would read out loud to you? Well, we are. Join us for LOLS: League of Literary Snobbery. It's a story time for grown ups and it's just what it sounds like: we're gonna read to you while you enjoy an adult beverage. Short stories, excerpts from soon-to-be released novels, and other favorites, we might even throw in some poetry, who knows, we're playing this by ear. We've even got a super secret meeting room. Meet in the Pub. All are welcome (well, all adults). Bonus: we'll provide the popcorn!

Event date: 
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

RAVENNA - Sara Nickerson - The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose, and Me

When twelve-year-old Missy and her older brother Patrick get summer jobs at a local farm, blueberry picking quickly becomes about more than just money-for Missy, it's the perfect distraction from missing her two best friends at summer camp without her and the fact that her dad is remarrying. Wishing things would just go back to normal, Missy soon discovers that the summer is full of secrets: the secret to making her family feel whole again; the secret to keeping her two best friends from changing and leaving her behind; the secret of a local farm's blood feud; and most importantly, the secret of blueberries. Local author Sara Nickerson infuses warmth and emotion into this relatable story about finding something special within yourself and a place to call your own in even the most tumultuous of times.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
ISBN: 9780525426547
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - July 21st, 2015

Determined to make some extra money, twelve-year-old Missy and her older brother Patrick get summer jobs picking blueberries at a local farm. For Missy, though, blueberry picking quickly becomes about more than just money it's the perfect distraction from the fact that her two best friends have gone off to summer camp without her and that her dad is getting remarried.