Arts Prize Winner: How Cleveland Inspires My Books – Kevin P. Keating


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:07:00 pm
  • Doors open:05:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required




Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • To Kill an Irishman
    • American Splendor Loaf
    • Rockefeller Mousse


Story topic this week…

Arts Prize Winner: How Cleveland Inspires My Books – The oldest award of its kind in the United States, the Cleveland Arts Prize is a testament to the standard of excellence and quality of artists in Northeast Ohio. It also honors individuals who have expanded the community’s participation in the arts and helped make the region more hospitable to creative artistic expression. The winner of the 2017 Cleveland Arts Prize shares just how Cleveland and Northeast Ohio have inspired his books.

Kevin P. Keating Bio

After working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Cleveland and Chicago, Kevin P. Keating became a professor of English and began teaching at Baldwin Wallace University and John Carroll University. He is the winner of the 2017 Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature. His first novel, The Natural Order of Things, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second novel, The Captive Condition, was launched at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International and is currently being developed as a 12-episode television series. His essays and stories have appeared in numerous literary journals. He lives in the Cleveland area.
The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

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