On Sat. 3/17 & Sun. 3/18, Lit Cleveland delivered one of its major programs of the year, entitled I Will Sing For You. In collaboration with acclaimed Director Dale Heinen, I Will Sing For You featured five professional actors performing original work by area writers on the themes of health, illness, the American health care system, health inequality, and related topics.
Over the course of two evenings, I Will Sing For You attracted around 125 attendees, many of whom referred to the performance as "dynamic and well-rounded", "really worthwhile, and "balanced and inspiring." And despite the emotionally charged subject matter, the written pieces featured in I Will Sing For You approached themes with great sensitivity and nuance.
We'd like to thank all of the writers who lended their voice to this performance: Nicholas Cohen, Diane Vogel Ferri, Aubrey Hirsch, Ray McNiece, Philip Metres, Darlene Montonaro, Robin Pease, Mimi Plevin-Foust, Susan Rakow, Jane Richmond, Elaine Schleiffer, Karen Schubert, Jill Sell, Mary Weems, and Joe Kapitan. Thanks also to all of the many writers who submitted their work for consideration.
A heartfelt thanks too to Director Dale Heinen, who beautifully adapted these written works into a fluid and compelling show, as well as actors Davis Aguila, Andrea Belser, David Bugher, Anne McEvoy, and Kimberly Silas, who helped bring these words to life.
Finally, we'd like to thank the George Gund Foundation, Baker Nord Center for the Humanities, Cleveland Humanities Festival, Cleveland State University, and Margaret Wong and Associates, without whose support this program would not have been possible.
Literary Cleveland is accepting applications for its 2018 Programming Fellowship, a part-time fellowship that offers a writer for an underrepresented group an experience in editing, publishing, literary programming, and outreach in collaboration with the staff of Lit Cleveland.
Lit Cleveland’s mission is to help build and nurture a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio. The organization produces dozens of workshops and networking events annually, hosts a reading and author talk series at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, and organizes the annual free Inkubator conference at Cleveland Public Library, among other core programs. Lit Cleveland was incorporated in 2015 and is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with 300+ contributing members. In 2017, we organized nearly 100 events impacting more than 2,000 individuals.
A complete history and description of activities is on our website at www.litcleveland.org.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
Timeline: April 1st 2018 through August 31st 2018 (5 months, start date somewhat flexible)
Email one-page letter of inquiry and resume to:
Lee Chilcote, Director
6516 Detroit Ave. Suite 13, Cleveland Oh 44102
To create a strong community of readers and writers in Cleveland, Ohio through workshops, classes, readings and other events.