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Developing writers, amplifying voices, and transforming our community through storytelling.
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7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 & 8/23
Advanced Essay Writing: The Braided Essay
In this eight-week course, students will read through contemporary examples of braided essays and discuss their meaning, construction, and mechanics.
7/6, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27
Developing a Writing Habit - July 2022
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.
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Breakthrough Writing Residency
Apply for Literary Cleveland's free year-long writing residency and work one-on-one with a mentor to complete a book-length project.
September 9-10, 2022
Literary Cleveland's Inkubator Writing Conference is one of the largest free writing conferences in the country.
July 9, 2022
See Our Light
Free writing, storytelling, and digital fabrication program for Glenville residents.
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.