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Developing writers, amplifying voices, and transforming our community through storytelling.
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4/3, 4/10, 4/17, & 4/24
Writing About Dead Relatives: Turning Family History into Story
Dig deep and leave with practical suggestions for writing your family history.
4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, & 5/9
Advanced Fiction Writing
In this seminar-style class students will develop and refine their skills with short fiction.
4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 & 5/9
Gazing into the Looking Glass: An Exploration into Speculative Fiction
This 6-week workshop will empower us to gaze into the looking glass of inspiration to discover what moves us. Speculative fiction will be the backdrop.
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October 2022-June 2023
Free writing workshops for those who have served in the United States Armed Forces or military
Read Local Challenge
For every book you read in 2023 by a local author you can enter your name to win a free pizza.
Cleveland Poetry Festival
Join Literary Cleveland, CSU Poetry Center, CWRU English Department, and grieveland for an April weekend in-person poetry festival.
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Inkubator Call for Proposals
Want to be an Inkubator presenter? Interested in running a community project during the Inkubator? See our open calls for Inkubator presenters and community projects.
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.
Gordon Square Review
Literary Cleveland's biannual online literary journal
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