Thurs. 11/9, 6:30-9p, Happy Dog West, 5801 Detroit Road, Cleve. OH 44102
$ 8 per ticket / 2 for $15 / FREE for Lit CLE members and issue contributors, contest winners and finalists
Join Lit Cleveland to toast the debut issue of Gordon Square Review, a new online literary magazine that showcases emerging writers nationwide, awards editing mentorships, and provides a venue to spotlight Northeast Ohio writers. We'll mingle, announce the winners of GSR’s inaugural contest, and hear readings from contributors. All proceeds go to support GSR. We’ll also be selling our new Gordon Square Review t-shirts and holding a raffle for some cool prizes, including one-on-one writing consultations with our editors.
Gordon Square Review received over 800 submissions (no, that’s not a typo) including contest entries. Ultimately, the editors selected 10 poems and 8 pieces of prose to be published.
Poetry contest winner: “On the Anniversary of the Kent State Shootings” by Mimi Plevin-Foust (($250 prize plus voucher for one free Lit Cleveland class).
Prose contest winner: “The Difference Between Me and Paige Pendleton” by Shannon Ready ($250 prize plus voucher for one free Lit Cleveland class).
Issue contributors (poetry): Bethany Brengan, Jenelle Clausen, Donna Hunt (NE Ohio spotlight), Jen Karetnick, Bill Lythgoe, Paula Persoleo, William Solden (NE Ohio spotlight), Mary Weems (NE Ohio spotlight), Stephanie Choi (editorial mentorship recipient)
Issue contributors (prose): Joe Kapitan (NE Ohio spotlight), Christen Kauffman, Hannah Lackoff, Phyllis Levine (NE Ohio spotlight), Christine Langley Mahler, Carol Pang (editorial mentorship recipient), Nan Wigington (editorial mentorship recipient)