Is home where the heart is, or does our art tell us that it might live somewhere else? Join us for a one-of-a-kind event that explores ideas of home from the perspective of a range of writers, visual artists, journalists, and musicians with connections to the Cincinnati area. Attendees will enjoy readings by the poets, Lisa Ampleman, Les Kay, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Kristi Maxwell, and Linwood Rumney. In the category of visual arts, Libby Birkley and Erika Johns will walk visitors through their conceptions of home.
Editors Bob Strickley (from The Cincinnati Enquirer) and Suzanne McQuade (of The Cincinnati Anthology) will speak in conversation about the experience of presenting the identity of Cincinnati to audiences who may disagree about its core truths.
Cincinnati-native Sarah Anne Strickley will read a story of home from her new collection of fiction, and the folk-rock band, No Consolation, will close the event with a performance evocative of, as the writer Jane Austen once memorably phrased it, the “real comfort” of home.