THE WORDPLAY NEWSROOM

December 3, 2019

CINCINNATI, OHIO—Cincinnati teens have been reading and thinking about the work of Chicago artivist and Blaxican poet Leslé Honoré for months in preparation for her Dec. 5 visit to Cincinnati’s Mercantile Library. WordPlay Cincy community engagement coordinator Desirae Hosley, along with Poet-In-Res...

October 8, 2019

More than 120 local professionals, philanthropists and community members gathered at Nicola’s restaurant in Over-The-Rhine on Sept. 12 for the fourth annual Legendary Dinner for WordPlay. Attendees raised over $100,000 for WordPlay’s capital campaign, “Unleash Curiosity; Ignite Community.”

Guests enj...

August 19, 2019

OVER-THE-RHINE—With a new building located in the heart of the community of Northside and a new slate of expanded opportunities to connect with thousands of youth from around the region, WordPlay Cincy has plenty to celebrate at its fourth annual “Legendary Dinner” at Nicola’s restaurant in Over-the...

May 14, 2019

CINCINNATI — On Friday, May 10th, local bicyclists braved a chilly, misty morning to participate in the 7th annual Ride For Reading Cincinnati. The volunteer cyclists helped deliver 5,000 books to more than 400 students at South Avondale Elementary School. Each student chose 5 books to take home and...

October 18, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 11, WordPlay Cincy hosted Nicola’s Legendary Dinner at Nicola’s restaurant in Historic OTR. Through ticket sales, a live auction and donations, attendees raised over $63,000 in giving to help WordPlay expand mobile programming and reach more students.

Now in its third year, Nicola's...

April 3, 2018

CINCINNATI — Most people wouldn’t expect books and bicycles to have anything in common. But this May, don’t be surprised if you see a parade of cyclists delivering thousands of books by bike to a local school. Created by a national organization based out of Nashville, Ride for Reading events take pl...