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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Presented by The City Club of Cleveland at The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland OH

Aug 03 2018
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

The co-founder of the successful writers’ events Brews + Prose, Dave Lucas will talk about why poetry matters, how it makes us human, and even if you’re not convinced of those first two, how it can at least be fun.

Clevelander Dave Lucas became the Ohio Poet Laureate in January 2018. Lucas succeeds Dr. Amit Majmudar of Columbus, the state’s first poet laureate after Governor Kasich created the position in 2014.

As poet laureate, part of Lucas’ mission is to advocate for a broadening of our understanding of poetry, so we might come to see its presence in the everyday—in slang, jargon, song lyrics, our own emails, and maybe even our shopping lists. Maybe that last one is a stretch. But, during his

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$22 City Club members / $37 nonmembers

Contact: 2166210082


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The City Club of Cleveland

850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd floor, Cleveland, OH 44114


If you’re driving, parking is available immediately west of the City Club building in the Euclid Prospect Gateway Garage. The cost is $10.00 before 4:00 pm and $4.00 after 4:00 pm. Special event pricing does apply. If you are at the city club between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, bring your ticket with you into the City Club and we will validate your ticket to reduce the cost to $3.00.

Discounted valet parking is available at the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel. Bring your ticket in with you to the City Club to receive a discount validation.

Additional, non-discounted downtown parking can be found in the Atrium Garage (645 W. Prospect), Ameritrust Garage (900 W. Prospect), and Gateway Prospect Parking (944/1002 W. Prospect). More parking information can also be found here.

Or, skip the drive and hop on a UH Bike—there’s a station right across the street from the City Club. Use discount code G3TR1D1NG for 30 minutes of free ride time on us.


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