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Developing writers, amplifying voices, and transforming our community through storytelling.
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Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit - December 2022
This two-hour lecture will provide the foundational concepts that we’ll work with in the four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class.
1/9, 1/23, 1/30, & 2/6
Introduction to Essay Writing
This four-week workshop is designed to help you get started with essay writing.
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October 2022-June 2023
Free writing workshops for those who have served in the United States Armed Forces or military
Word for Word Scholarships
Apply for a 2023 class scholarship by December 5!
Paid Internship Opportunities
Literary Cleveland is accepting applications for two spring 2023 internships! Internships are 5-10 hours per week, and each intern will be compensated $1,000 for 10 weeks of work from February through April 2023. Application deadline: December 19.
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.