Acclaimed author series

Acclaimed Authors Luncheon Series

​ July and August cancelled

The New Program Committee plans 3 summer luncheons to showcase local authors. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A and book- signing.  These events take place at the Cleveland Skating Club, 2500 Kemper Rd., Cleveland OH, 44120, from 11:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m.
Free parking is available on site.


Friday, June 19, 2020 CANCELED
Mary Doria Russell,  “The Women of Copper Country”.

The novel is an historical account of Annie Clements, who in 1913, at the age of 25, courageously led a strike for better wages, as well as better working and living conditions for children, families, and miners working in the world’s largest copper mine, located in Calumet, Michigan.

Friday, July 17, 2020 CANCELED
Laura DeMarco,   “Mark Twain’s America, Then and Now”

Laura DeMarco says, ”I knew Samuel Clements visited Cleveland, but until I started researching this book I had no idea he had such a strong connection to our city.  He almost ended up a Cleveland newspaper owner! In this new book, I set out to tell Twain’s story through the places that defined his life – and show why what he has to say is still so important today”.


Friday, August 21, 2020 CANCELED
David Giffels, “Furnishing Eternity, A Father, A Son, And A Measure Of Life"  
Giffels is a New York Times bestselling author from Akron, Ohio. The NYT review described this work as ”…a book that is tender, witty and, like the woodworking it describes, painstakingly and subtly wrought”.  Giffels is not only a gifted writer, but also a compelling speaker.


Non members Registration Options:

By Check: check payable to CWRU  should be sent to :
Siegal Lifelong Learning
CWRU Thwing Center, Suite 153
10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106-7116 

By phone:  216-368-2090


Annual Meeting has been postponed until September.
Guest Speaker: 

Chris Ronayne, President, University Circle Inc.  “The Anchor District As Urban Catalyst”
Location: Cleveland Skating Club

2500 Kemper Road, Cleveland  
Cost:  Lunch and program $40 

Mr. Ronayne has served as Cleveland’s Planning Director, Chief Development Officerand Chief of Staff, where he spearheaded numerous revitilization projects, including the Avenue District, the Flats East Bank, Battery Park, and Steelyard Commons.   As President of UCI, Mr. Ronayne facilitates, supports and leads institutional, commercial, and residential development in University Circle.  From residential high rises to small and mid-scale urban infill projects, dense urban development gives form to the neighborhood.
This is an event for members only.  We will be voting on changes to the bylaws and a slate of officers.

Registration Options:

By Check:  checks payable to ACE should be sent to:
Siegal Lifelong Learning 
CWRU Thwing Center, Suite 153
10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106-711

By phone:  216-368-2090