William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage

writers center stage 2018-2019 season poster
jane mayer & frank rich headshots with mayer's book dark money and rich's dvd cover of veep
rachel kushner & piper kerman headshots with kushner's book the flamer throwers and kerman's book orange is the new black
michael ondaatje headshot with his book the english patient
andrew sean greer headshot with his book "less"
luis alberto urrea & julia alvarez headshots with urrea's book the devil's highway and urrea's book in the time of the butterflies
headshots of carl hiaasen & dave barry with hiaasen's book bad monkey and barry's book dave barry's greatest hits

Introducing the 2018-2019 Season

‌‌The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series brings the literary world's best writers to Cleveland. The 2018-2019 series is presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and Case Western Reserve University. Funds raised by this series help support Cuyahoga County Public Library, the nation’s top-rated library system for eight consecutive years. All shows start promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Date Speaker(s)
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018   Judy Blume w/ Daniel Handler (Sold Out)
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018   John Grisham  (Sold Out)
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018   Jesmyn Ward  
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   Timothy Egan
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   Lynda Barry & Matt Groening (Sold Out)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019   Jennifer Egan   



Single event tickets available now.

All tickets are delivered via email. No tickets will be mailed. All sales are final and no refunds will be issued. Guests with questions may contact the Information Desk at 216.368.6062.


Free shuttle service from campus 

Free shuttle service is offered for all Writers Center Stage events. Shuttles depart from outside the Tinkham Veale University Center Linsalata Entrance (on Bellflower Road) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Return shuttles depart from the Maltz Performing Arts Center at the conclusion of the event. 

Sponsor logos for Writers Center Stage 2018: Cuyahoga County Public Lubrary, CWRU, Medical Mutual, Ulmer Attorneys
Additional sponsors of Writers Center Stage: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Hathaway Brown, Hawken, Roetzel, University School
Additonal Writers Center Stage sponsors: Tri-C, Dominion Energy, Huntington, Jones Day, Nancy & Joe Keithley, KeyBank, MMG, Sherwin Williams