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Developing writers, amplifying voices, and transforming our community through storytelling.
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9/6, 9/7, 9/8, 9/9 & 9/10
Early Ink: Inkubator 2022
Start each day write! Join us every day of Inkubator 2022 for community, accountability, and some serious writing time in our early morning writing club.
9/7, 9/14, 9/21 & 9/28
Developing a Writing Habit - September 2022 (FULL)
This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your “voice,” and keep your writing process in motion.
9/10, 10/8, 11/12 & 12/10
In The Tradition: A Year of Great Black Books - Session 3
In this course, we will take a year to read, examine, and discuss some of the seminal books written by Black authors.
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Inkubator Writing Conference
September 6-10, 2022
Literary Cleveland's Inkubator Writing Conference is one of the largest free writing conferences in the country.
Free writing workshops for those who have served in the United States Armed Forces or military
Writing at Heights Libraries
Lit Cleveland has partnered with Heights Libraries to offer a series of free introductory creative writing courses from September 20 - November 15.
Literary Cleveland is accepting applications for a part-time Program Operations Coordinator. The Program Operations Coordinator is responsible for the smooth functioning of ongoing classes, including scheduling, registration, evaluation, and communication with instructors and participants. Applicants must reside in Northeast Ohio. If you are organized, detail oriented, and love books and writing, you should apply! Spread the word and apply by September 18!
Essential Worker Anthology
Voices from the Edge
In April-May 2021, sixty essential workers in Northeast Ohio participated in Literary Cleveland's free trauma-informed writing workshops designed to help them process their experiences, connect with fellow frontline workers, and craft their own stories in their own words. Now we have collected their stories and poems into an anthology that detailes the lived experience of the pandemic from the point of view of those who sacrificed to keep others safe. Stories include a nurse practitioner on the fear and uncertainty of the first COVID cases, a homecare nurse on the tragic loss of a patient, a grocery store worker on loneliness and heartache, a warehouse worker on going through divorce during a pandemic, a social worker on absorbing the suffering of others, and a military veteran on maintaining a positive attitude while providing homecare. As one doctor writes: “How did I cope with so much death and defeat? I don’t know if I ever did.” Read these powerful and movies stories now. Support essential workers as they supported us.