A number of local news organizations were kind enough to cover this year's Cleveland Inkubator literary arts week. Check out links to the full articles below, and join us this week at one of many free events!
Cleveland.com: Literary Cleveland kicks off a week of events uniting local writers
Ideastream: Literary Cleveland Rallies Northeast Ohio Writing Community
freswatercleveland: Summertime workshops spark a hot mess of creativity
news5cleveland.com: Cleveland Inkubator celebrates the comeback of literary arts in our city
The News Herald: Literary Cleveland plans free festival for writers and readers
Lit Cleveland launches Gordon Square Review, online literary magazine spotlighting Northeast Ohio writers
Twenty people recently gathered at Loganberry Books on a rainy Saturday to hear Gina Messina-Dysert, a feminist scholar, Catholic theologian, author and activist who teaches at Ursuline College, discuss how to write a book proposal. Messina-Dysert talked about the need to be savvy about marketing, competition, and self-promotion in your proposal. She also leveled with the crowd about the financial realities of publishing, stating that there's very little money in it. Messina-Dysert's talk was inspiring, engaging and packed with insight.
Poets and performers Catherine Wing, Christine Howey, and Daniel Gray-Kontar took to the stage June 3rd for our "Where the Writers Are" fundraiser at The Bop Stop at the Music Settlement. The poets each read an eclectic selection of pieces alongside smooth and tasteful improvisation by the Cleveland-based Matt Segall Quartet. Check out videos from each performance on our Youtube page.
Thanks to all the poets and players for a night of colorful and quality words and sounds!
The Cleveland Composers Guild and Lit Cleveland are excited to announce a partnership during CCG's 2017-2018 season. We are calling for poetry, prose, and lyrics submissions! Requirements and more information listed below:
1. Please send electronic (pdf files ONLY) of your work which can be assembled into an on-line folder, accessible by members of the Cleveland Composers Guild. Please submit no more than three examples of your work.
2. Deadline: August 15, 2017. Send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org AND to email@example.com
3. Include all contact information, including name, e-mail address, phone number(s), and mailing address at the bottom of each submission.
4. It is expected and hoped that some of these submissions will inspire members of the CCG to compose music, which might come in the form of art songs or narrated chamber music, or in other creative forms.
5. You may submit literature of any length, but keep in mind that musical works based on your texts will most likely be between five and six minutes in duration. Therefore you might be asked to allow composers to use only excerpts of your texts.
6. Once composers have selected works from the online folder, they will contact writers directly using the information provided.
7. It is possible for more than one composer to select text by the same writer. This has happened in the past, and the different styles and interpretations have been fascinating!
History: The Cleveland Composers Guild is one of the nation’s oldest new music organizations, and has had over 200 composer members over its nearly sixty year history. During this time, the CCG has built an enviable record of supporting new music, with recordings on the CRI, Crystal, Advent, and Capstone labels, and publication series from Ludwig and Galaxy. There are between forty and fifty professional composers in the Guild at any given time, whose works feature a wide range of classical musical styles. In recent years the Guild has collaborated with the Cleveland Ballet, the Poets and Writer’s League of Greater Cleveland, and with such renowned chamber ensembles as the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio, the Cavani String Quartet, the Paragon Brass Quintet, the Solaris Woodwind Quintet, and many, many distinguished soloists and chamber musicians and other local artists to create multi-disciplinary concerts that engage with the arts in diverse ways.
Download a PDF of our "call for submissions" below.
Who We Are, Where We Live, a community writing program giving voice to individuals who live and work in the Buckeye-Shaker area, culminated in a reading and celebration at Loganberry Books on Sat. 7/8. Launched in April and led by local poet and Humanities professional Cindy Washabaugh, the program offered a range of free writing workshops, pop up events, presentations by local historians on the history of Buckeye, and related community events. Saturday's event marked the release of an online anthology of original work by program participants as well as the release of interviews and profiles highlighting a few special Buckeye residents, and featured readings by residents, raffle prizes, and a celebration of the vibrancy, history, and diversity of the area.
Check out the slideshow below for a quick recap of May's Between the Lines, D.L. Ware's Writing and Performing Poetry workshop, CSU's Arts and Humanities Alive (AHA!) Festival w/ Dana Norris, Jennifer Maschari, and Tricia Springstubb, and Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives at Near West Theater!
To create a strong community of readers and writers in Cleveland, Ohio through workshops, classes, readings and other events.