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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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Since launching our livestream events on social media you’ve joined us for more than 25 programs, collectively viewed upwards of 59,000 times! These are some of the ones you've enjoyed the most.

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

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April 23 marks Library Giving Day, a part of National Library Week. Learn more about the ways funding from the Library Foundation supports the resources, programs, and events you love the most.

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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 our “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Dani McClain talks with author Daisy Hernández about memoir writing and other topics.

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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|
  • General
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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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