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From 2013 through 2017, Writer-in-Residence Dani McClain followed Black Lives Matter organizing closely and wrote about it for several publications. Given the recent nationwide uprisings and efforts to root out structural racism in policing and other institutions, she is reflecting on what she's learned through her reporting in her latest blog post.

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In this episode of our “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Dani McClain speaks with local journalist Nick Swartsell. They discuss the impact of the pandemic on Cincinnati, media in the time of COVID-19, the upcoming election, and more.

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Writer-in-Residence Dani McClain shares tips for keeping a journal during unprecedented times.

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In this episode of our “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Dani McClain talks with educator, poet, youth advocate, and hip-hop artist Tim'm T. West about self-care in quarantine, moving back to Cincinnati, West's poetic memoirs, lessons from the AIDS crisis, creating community, and more.

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In her latest video, author and journalist Dani McClain discusses what writing means to her and gives advice to aspiring writers.

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In this episode of "Inside the Writer's Head", Dani McClain sits down with local journalist and publisher of ‘The Cincinnati Herald’, Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney.

How to read like the Writer-in-Residence

  • February 24, 2020 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
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In a new video, Writer-in-Residence Dani McClain shares some of the books that inform her work as well as what she currently has checked out from the Library.

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In her inaugural episode of season 5 of "Inside the Writer's Head", Dani McClain sits down with local author Kathy Y. Wilson, who was the Library’s first Writer-in-Residence in 2014 and is a friend and mentor to McClain.

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The Library Foundation's 2020 Writer-In-Residence appears in a new video discussing the power of libraries and why she's excited to serve as an ambassador to our Library over the course of the next year.

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On this episode of "Inside the Writer's Head", our 2019 Writer-in-Residence Jessica Strawser sits down with newly selected 2020 Writer-in-Residence, author and journalist Dani McClain.

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