Class Level

All Levels

​Unless otherwise noted, most of Literary Cleveland’s classes are designed to be helpful to writers at all levels of experience.

Other Class Types

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Writing Process

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.
Reader Series
1/3, 2/7, 3/7, & 4/4

Read Like a Writer

Take a deep dive into the craft of one short story each month
Writing Process
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, & 2/28

Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback - January 2023

Have you started developing a writing habit and are now ready to take your writing to the next level? Then it is time to incorporate feedback and revision.
Reader Series
1/10, 1/24, & 2/7

Reading Contemporary Poetry (FULL)

Join Marion and Barbara to discuss books by three contemporary masters: Victoria Chang, B.H. Fairchild, and Carolyn Forché.
Reader Series
1/14, 2/11, 3/11, & 4/8

Reader Series: A Year of Graywolf Press Poetry

In this year-long Reader Series class, read 12 of Graywolf Press's extraordinary poetry collections.
Business of Writing

After NaNoWriMo - Understanding the Industry Before You Publish

Literary Agent Erin Hosier and Publishing Expert Brandi Larsen explain how the book publishing industry works.
Writing Process
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, & 2/22

Developing a Writing Habit - February 2023

Investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output.

So You’re Thinking About Going Back for Your MFA?

" . . . From the perspective of a middle-aged working mom . . . I can tell you what I read, what I learned, whatever you want to ask in two hours . . . "

Master Class: Worldbuilding Workshop

Learn a variety of approaches to worldbuilding in science fiction and fantasy writing.
3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, & 4/6

Generative Fiction Workshop

This six-week generative workshop is designed to help strengthen, deepen, and enrich your fiction.
Business of Writing
3/7, 3/14, & 3/21

Non-Fiction Book Proposals and the Publishing Process

This workshop will set you on the path to put together a nonfiction book proposal, get your proposal published, and train you on the publishing process.

Techniques in Speculative Short Fiction

In this class, we will focus on developing our own short fiction by critically reading the six Nebula finalists in the short story category.

Funny Business: How to Write Humorously

We will examine what makes something funny, such as word choice, repetition, and stealing it from Reddit, and look at some of the masters of the craft.
Reader Series
3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17, & 7/15

Reader Series: Feminist Fiction of the 1960s-70s

In this series we'll read books from Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, Marilyn French, and Joanna Russ.
Writing Process
4/5, 4/12, 4/19, & 4/26

Developing a Writing Habit - April 2023

Develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your “voice,” and keep your writing process in motion.