$ FREE for members; Non-members, purchase a membership in advance or at the door
Join us from 6:30-9 pm for our next Lit Cleveland mixer! Enjoy appetizers, cash bar and networking with Lit Cleveland members and fellow writers. While you're there, browse the beautiful stacks at Visible Voice, one of Northeast Ohio's finest independent bookstores, and also check out Crust Pizza downstairs.
Featuring readings by local writers (and Lit Cleveland members) Stacie Williams, Franz Margitza, and E.F. Schraeder. We'll also host an Open Mic where we'll draw 3 names out of a hat -- the lucky winners will each have the opportunity to read a piece up to 3 minutes long.
About the readers:
Stacie Williams is a writer and librarian in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to managing the digital scholarship program at Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library, she also has more than 15 years of journalism experience with alternative publications, such as the Shepherd Express (Milwaukee), The Chicago Reporter and The Nation. Her work in New York magazine, Catapult, The Toast and other essays are available on her website at https://staciemariwilliams.com/portfolio-2/. Her first book is forthcoming in 2018 from Fiction Advocate.
Born and raised in Detroit, Franz Margitza became an official Cleveland resident last summer. Having worked in the Research Department of several Broadcast Television Stations, he now works as the Director of Research with News 5 Cleveland. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. – with a major in journalism, and has studied many different forms of creative writing. Franz lives in Downtown Cleveland and is enjoying what the city has to offer – particularly Literary Cleveland.
E. F. Schraeder is the author of two poetry chapbooks, most recently Chapter Eleven from Partisan Press. Schraeder's creative work has also appeared in Lavender Review, The Literary Hatchet, Dark Moon Digest, Mummy Knows Best, and other journals and anthologies. A rustbelt native, Schraeder holds a Ph.D. emphasizing applied ethics, facilitates writing workshops at a public library, and serves as contributing editor to an animal advocacy webcomic & blog (CLAWtheory).