Cuyahoga Arts and Culture recently informed Literary Cleveland that we've been recommended for full funding of our Project Support II grant application, which we submitted in August after becoming a tax exempt 501c3 organization in May.
CAC has informed us that the organization’s grant award amount will be made available pending approval by CAC’s Board of Trustees at their meeting on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4 pm at the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland.
With support from the Cleveland Public Library, CAC and donors and members of Lit Cleveland, we plan to expand the successful Cleveland Inkubator into a weeklong festival for writers and readers in 2017. Stay tuned for more details!
"Even though I'm telling my own personal story, the voice I use isn't my everyday speaking voice," write Sue William Silverman in her essay "Innocence and Experience: Voice in Creative Nonfiction. "In fact, my observation, both from writing essays and memoir, is that most writers employ two major voices in their work. I've defined these voices by reimagining phrases originated by William Blake, labeling one a song (or voice) of innocence, the other, a song (or voice) of experience."
Drawing on writing by Silverman, Vivian Gornick and others, University Heights writer and 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow Amy Breau kicked off Lit Cleveland's "Tell it Slant" workshop with a discussion of voice in creative nonfiction. Then she asked the 15 participants to complete a writing exercise where they experimented with using the voices of innocence and experience in their own work.
Essayist and journalist Sharon Holbrook led participants in a helpful discussion of the tools and tricks of revision. Then they practiced revising an unfinished essay by an individual who is in a writers' group with Holbrook.
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