Thousands know that such entertainment luminaries as Roy Rogers, Tyrone Power, Nick Lachey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Steven Spielberg once called Cincinnati their home. Less well known are that some of the defining personalities of the 19th and early 20th centuries lived and worked in the Queen City, too. Samuel Clemens learned his first lesson about how to use the power of the printed word in a Cincinnati print shop. Thanks to one-time Cincinnati resident Frances Trollope (the mother of novelist Anthony Trollope) America got its first look at the wave of the future--the shopping mall. Who can forget that while conducting research for his novel Babbit, in which a social climber looses his faith in the commercialized perception of the American Dream, Sinclair Lewis lived in Cincinnati. These are just a few of the numerous claims to fame that Cincinnati has in its promotion and cultivation of American literature. Please visit and thank author Dale Patrick Brown in person for her achievement by attending the free, public launch of Literary Cincinnati on Tuesday, March 6th at the Mercantile Library at 414 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio at 6:00 pm. Reservations are requested so please email in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be obtained by contacting Mary Gruber by email at email@example.com or by phone at 1- (513) 621-0717. Hope to see you there!
****Dale Patrick Brown worked as a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch before beginning a career in advertising. She retired as CEO of the Cincinnati office of the global ad agency Young & Rubicam in 1998 to devote herself to writing.