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Classes & Workshops

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

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Writing Process
12/8

Intro to Developing a Writing Habit - December

Learn the basics of a process guaranteed to get you started generating raw material.
Reader Series
1/4, 1/18 & 2/1

Reading Contemporary Poetry - Jan 2022

Analyze the best contempoary poetry and advance your understanding of the craft.
Reader Series
1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5

Read Like a Writer: Short Fiction Analysis - Session 1

Read and analyze the best contemporary short stories from the perspective of a writer.
Poetry
1/6, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27

Making Meaningful Poems: Workshop for Emerging Writers

Generate new poems in this four-week class designed to kick your writing into gear.
Nonfiction
1/8, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29

Introduction to Essay Writing

his four-week workshop is designed to help you get started with essay writing.
Reader Series
1/8, 2/12, 3/12 & 4/9

In the Tradition: A Year of Great Black Books - Session One

In this course, we will take a year to read, examine, and discuss some of the seminal books written by Black authors.
Multigenre
2/12-2/19

Introduction to Ghostwriting

Students in this class will learn how to land those big ghostwriting contracts.
Writing Process
3/2

Intro to Developing a Writing Habit - Mar 2022

Learn the basics of a process guaranteed to get you started generating raw material.
Poetry
3/7-4/11

Generative Writing Circle: Poetry

Participants can expect to learn tools for self-editing, refinement and revision and enhance their own craft while helping others.
Fiction
3/7-3/14

How to Make Any Fiction Subgenre Your Own

This workshop puts forth a simple formula for genre-hopping or creating “speculative fiction” that takes elements of sci-fi, horror, literary, and other genres.
Storytelling
3/7 & 3/14

Witness: Reclaiming Our Stories for Connection - March 2022

In this two-part workshop for anyone who is a member of a historically marginalized, we will dismantle the dominant narrative structures that limit our stories.
Multigenre
3/8-5/17

Exploring the Da Vinci Notebook: Creative Play, Experiment & Inspiration

Learn, develop, and share new techniques and practices for journaling and experiment with ways to use your journals as fodder for more purposeful writing.
Fiction
3/15, 3/22 & 3/29

Unexpected Perspectives: POV in Short Stories

In this three-week short story writing course, you'll try to walk in someone (or something) else’s shoes . . . or paws!
Fiction
3/16

How to Ask Questions to Dig Into Your Story

During the class, you will go through a series of exercises that encourage you to dive deeper into your story.

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