Welcome to Literary Cleveland
Developing writers, amplifying voices, and transforming our community through storytelling.
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1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 & 2/15
Intro to Fiction: Generative Workshop
Generate new writing and learn the building blocks of fiction
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December 1, 2023
GSR Issue 13 Launch Party
Join us to celebrate the new issue of Gordon Square Review!
December 11, 2023
Apply for a paid $8,000 four-month fellowship to create a literary project for your community.
December 18, 2023
Holiday Member Mixer
Wear your best/worst holiday sweater, meet fellow members, and exchange a book at our holiday member mixer!
Literary Cleveland is accepting applications for a part-time Marketing Coordinator. The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the marketing content calendar, drafting weekly newsletter communications, designing and scheduling social media posts, and monitoring social media activity. Applicants must reside in Northeast Ohio. Spread the word and apply by December 1!
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.