"I’m not a person who tells someone how to read my book, that’s not my job” -- an afternoon with author Paul Beatty
This year's Writers and Readers series continued Saturday with a full day of programming at Cleveland Public Library's main branch. Attendees first gathered for an interactive poetry workshop led by Dr. Mary E. Weems titled "It's All About Race: Using Poetry to Resist Racism," before participating in a special craft Q&A with Man Booker Prize winning author Paul Beatty. Beatty, author of The Sellout, Slumberland, Tuff, and other novels, capped off the day by discussing his approach to the craft of writing alongside Oberlin professor Gillian Johns. Check out a few lovely photos from the day below, courtesy of Cleveland Public Library.
Our Writers and Readers series with Cleveland Public Library continues Sat. 10/13 with journalist José Antonio Vargas, and concludes Sat. 11/10 with author Susan Orlean. For more on this year's Writers and Readers series, go to our blog.
Literary Cleveland, Northeast Ohio’s emerging literary arts nonprofit organization, is seeking an executive director to lead and execute its mission to create and nurture a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio. As the face and spokesperson of the organization, this position is an opportunity to write the future for the region’s literary arts community by creating and implementing innovative programming for local readers and writers. The role requires a visionary multi-tasker with a working knowledge of the literary arts community of Northeast Ohio, as well as effective nonprofit management, business, fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations experience to strengthen and cultivate Literary Cleveland’s growing membership. Salary range is $45,000 - $55,000 plus a modest benefits package. Please submit cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/18/2018.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will assume and maintain responsibility for Literary Cleveland’s staff, day-to-day operations, finances and programs. The ED will assure that the staff executes the organization’s mission and strategic and business plans. Through expertise, strong organizational skills, connections and passion, the ED will guide this young organization to an impactful future.
Program & Curriculum Development
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Salary range: $45,000 - $55,000. Small monthly medical stipend and matching contribution to a retirement account.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com no later than October 18, 2018, at 12 noon.
Dear community members,
In the past year, Literary Cleveland has continued to grow in response to the needs of the writing and reading community. We have conducted over 200 hours of programming, grown our membership, held another successful Inkubator, and formed strong partnerships in the community. Thank you for helping us achieve these successes.
In 2019, Literary Cleveland will go through some changes that reflect the organization’s evolution. Executive Director and co-founder Lee Chilcote has decided to step down at the end of the year from his leadership position to focus on his personal writing goals, teaching and family. However, he will be helping the new Executive Director transition into his / her role in 2019. We plan on announcing the new hire in late fall of 2018. We're excited for Lee and for Literary Cleveland as it continues to evolve into one of the linchpins of Northeast Ohio's literary community.
Given the deep talent pool in our community, the board is confident it will find another dynamic and passionate person to lead the organization into the future. Please find the job description here.
Lee Chilcote Susan Oelbracht
Executive Director Board President
Benjamin Percy, author of The Dark Net and keynote speaker at this year's Inkubator festival at Cleveland Public Library, shares tips for "writing around your life" and staying disciplined as a writer. Click here to check out an excerpt of his talk with Cleveland-based author Brad Ricca.
To create a strong community of readers and writers in Cleveland, Ohio through workshops, classes, readings and other events.