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  • Headshot of Colson Whitehead  
  • Photo of Patti Smith  
  • Photo of Margaret Atwood  
  • Photo of Maria Semple  
  • Photo of David Grann  
  • Photo of John Irving  

William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage

Introducing the 2017-2018 Season

‌‌The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series brings the literary world's best writers to Cleveland. The 2017-2018 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017   Colson Whitehead
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017   Patti Smith  (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017   Margaret Atwood  (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018   Maria Semple
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   David Grann
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   John Irving  (SOLD OUT)



Single event tickets are on sale 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.



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