At Literary Cleveland it is our mission to amplify marginalized voices—to place power into the hands of people and communities, giving them the platform to tell their own stories on their own terms. That is why this spring we are launching an ongoing series of programs we're calling Literary Cleveland Amplify Projects designed to empower, uplift, and celebrate our many stories. Our first project was a free class called The Future Is in Color: Intro to Afrofuturism, led by Isaiah Hunt. We also published two anthologies of local writing. Breaking the Silence: Queer Self, Life, and Love in Northeast Ohio, created by Alexander Saint Franqui, celebrated the wealth of perspectives in the queer and trans community of Greater Cleveland. Black Women Coping in Cleveland, created by Dr. Tisha Carter, highlighted the experiences and perspectives of Black women in the city. We will have more projects on the way. Stay tuned!