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Developing writers, amplifying voices, and transforming our community through storytelling.
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Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit - June 2022
Learn the foundational concepts for developing a writing habit
6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, & 7/6
Gazing into the Looking Glass: An Exploration into Speculative Fiction
Journey into the unknown and generate new writing.
6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5 & 7/12
Generative Writing Circle: Poetry - In-Person
Produce new material while workshopping and perfecting previously written work.
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May 20, 2022
Represent: Writing Inspired by Black Art
Join us for readings in response to Currents and Constellations artwork at the Cleveland Museum of Art!
June 2, 2022
A Lit Summer Night
Support Literary Cleveland and local writers at our story slam fundraiser!
June 14, 2022
Black Women Coping in Community
Black Women Coping in Community is a series of free programs centered on amplifying Cleveland Black women's voices.
Literary Cleveland is accepting applications for 2022 Inkubator Fellowships, four-month $2,000 positions that provide two local writers with the opportunity to gain experience in literary programming, event planning, and community outreach. Application deadline: May 23.
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.