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Literary Cleveland classes and workshops let you explore other voices and discover your own. We have workshops and craft talks for writers and readers of every genre, experience level, and background. View our upcoming classes below; filter by category, level, or class type; and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to learn about new offerings.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

Furthering Your Writing Through Feedback

Examine your drafts and push your writing habit further by incorporating effective feedback and revision.
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 & 11/11

The Purposes of Poems

Look at how poems can be used to serve different aims and attempt a few times to write your own poems with different purposes.
10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 & 11/15

Reading & Writing Flash Fiction

In this class, we answer flash-fiction questions by reading, discussing, analyzing, drafting, and revising.
Reader Series
10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 & 11/16

The Inklings of Oxford: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield

This class will reframe the magical realms imagined by the Inklings of Oxford, such as Narnia and Middle Earth.
Reader Series
10/14, 10/21, 10/28 & 11/4

Craftopia: Taking Inspiration from Books on Writing

Explore craft books by George Saunders, Haruki Murakami, Annie Dillard, and Jewell Parker Rhodes.
10/21, 10/28, 11/4 & 11/11

Creating Fictional (or Fantastical!) Worlds

Creating Fictional (or Fantastical!) Worlds offers participants a chance to create their own fictional and fantastical worlds.
10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 & 11/27

Adventures in Poetic Forms

Adventures in Poetic Forms is a seven-week generative workshop during which poets will write six poems, each in a different form.
10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 & 11/27

Finding Your Memoir

In this six-session course, we will explore many of the key features of the memoir genre.
10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 & 12/2

The Elements of Fiction: A Generative Workshop

In this six-week course, participants will explore the foundational elements of fiction including plot, point of view, voice, setting and other elements.
11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28

Advanced Personal Essay Writing

This class is for writers who have written a draft of a personal essay and are interested in submitting it for publication.

Intro to Developing a Writing Habit - Nov 2023

This two-hour lecture will provide the foundational concepts that we’ll work with in the four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class.

Turning Research into Narrative

In this workshop, food historian and author Sarah Lohman will show you how to be a responsible researcher and turn that knowledge into a compelling narrative.

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