Weds. 8/1, 7-9p, Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave, Cleve OH 44106
OutLoud Cleveland is a reading and storytelling event that brings together writers of fiction, poetry, and storytellers from the LGBTQ+ community in Northeastern Ohio. The event will feature local writers Penelope Jeanne Girlblood, M; Margo, and EF Schraeder, and will be MC'd by writer Alex DiFrancesco. The talents of our community are far-ranging and diverse, and we're thrilled to showcase them on August 1st at Happy Dog. To submit your work for consideration, send it to Literary Cleveland at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “OutLoud Cleveland submission.”
M; Margo is a person who writes and resides in Cleveland. They are Founding Editor of Zoomoozophone Review, Managing Editor of Gold Wake Live, and Publicity Director for Gold Wake Press. Their most recent poetry chapbooks are Pennine Hillsongs (The Haunted Mask II) (summer 2018) and yr yr (2017), both published by Ghost City Press. Penelope Jeanne Girlblood is a trans lesbian, a mother, and a a poet. She has had her work published in Zoomoozophone Review and Voicemail Poems. She is in the second year of her MFA at Cleveland State and she helps run the Lighthouse Reading Series through the CSU Poetry Center. In her free time she enjoys riding trains and browsing Craigslist. EF Schraeder lives and works in the rustbelt. After studying the double whammy “what-are-you-gonna’-do-with-that” combo, literature and ethics, Schraeder went on to earn an interdisciplinary doctorate emphasizing ethics and social justice issues. After years of teaching everything from gender studies, humanities, and philosophy at a variety of colleges, Schraeder worked in the nonprofit sector, primarily in fundraising and development for grassroots organizations. Schraeder now works in the library and reads as much as possible (visit Goodreads to check out what Schraeder is reading now). EF Schraeder’s world is also full of other interesting details and pursuits which didn’t make it into this bio. Go figure. AlexDiFrancesco is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and journalism who has published work in Tin House, The Washington Post, Pacific Standard, and more. Their first novel, an acid western, was published in 2015, and their essay collection Psychopomps (Civil Coping Mechanisms Press) and their second novel All City (Seven Stories Press) are forthcoming in Spring of 2019. They can be found @DiFantastico on Twitter, or, more often, snuggling their cat, Sylvia.