Seasonal Special Happenings

Disaster Piece

When: Sat., Feb. 8 2014

Visible Voice tends to host quirky authors and musicians, but tonight’s reading should be a blast for lovers of Cleveland history and the bizarre. Local author Alan F. Dutka has written a book called Cleveland Calamities which is exactly what it sounds like — a history of all the awful geological and meteorological disasters visited upon Cleveland. No more generic sports tragedies here. This shit is bizarre: A pseudo tidal wave once pounded the Lake Erie shore from Bay Village to the Pennsylvania border! A phantom ice age caused scientists to predict that glaciers would return to Cleveland! A river burned! Mayflies swarmed downtown by the millions! Citizens hurled rocks at volunteer firefighters! This stuff is awesome. Come out to Visible Voice in Tremont tonight for the reading and conversation with the author between 6 and 9 p.m. And dive into this book. We’ve taken a pass through it ourselves and it’s insane. (Allard)

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