Sat. April 8th, 10:30a-12:30p CPL Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave., 2nd Floor Literature Dept.
Writers of all levels and backgrounds welcome. Sharpen your craft and receive comments and suggestions on your work in a friendly group format. Please bring 10-15 copies of a poem.
April's Public Poetry workshop is FREE and takes place Sat. April 8th from 10:30a-12:30p at Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave., 2nd Floor Lit. Dept.
Writing poetry is a form of personal healing and freedom for Damien Ware, who uses his poetic voice to inform and inspire. As a resident and activist living in the Buckeye neighborhood, he has used the literary arts as a method for social action and literacy in cultivating and encouraging other artistic voices throughout the City of Cleveland.
Ware has organized as well as hosted various public performances and open mics and facilitated creative writing workshops for all ages. A zine-maker and poetic video blogger, Ware loves to share his talent for writing with the community, through self-publishing and public / web-based performances. In 2016, D.L. Ware’ partnered with LAND Studio and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in publishing his poetry as public art installations in the Buckeye Neighborhood (Love Lunes over Buckeye & The Buckeye Road Green Infrastructure project).
Ware holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and a Bachelors Degree in African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University. He is a husband and father of three and writes daily.