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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.

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Nonfiction
3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 & 4/9

Minding the Gaps, Mapping the Story: The Art of Lyric Essaying (FULL)

In this 6-week workshop, Zoë Bossiere will guide writers through approaches to crafting lyric essays.
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Poetry
3/5

Revising Your Poems Like Gardeners (& Not Police)

We will approach our poems as gardeners and not police, drawing from Rachel Zucker's method of "radical revision."
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Multigenre
3/6, 3/13, 3/20 & 3/27

Developing a Writing Habit - March (FULL)

Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle.
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Nonfiction
3/7, 3/14, 3/21 & 3/28

Hermits and Hybrids (FULL)

Reboot or refresh your writing practice with a month of hermit crab essays and other hybrid and experimental forms.
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Comics
3/9

Comics for People Who Can't Draw

This workshop is for anyone with an interest in comics, and no special equipment or drawing skills are required!
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Fiction
3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11 & 4/18

Intermediate Speculative Fiction Workshop

By the end of this class, you will have examined techniques of some of the best writers of short speculative fiction.
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Fiction
3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 & 4/20

The Devil's in the Detail: Worldbuilding in Prose (FULL)

In this workshop, you will study some of the masters of world building and then practice applying detail-oriented world building.
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Multigenre
3/16

You Are Here: Cultivating Your Nature and Ecological Writing

Take inspiration from Cuyahoga Valley National Park and prepare for Ada Limón's visit this summer!
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Playwriting
3/20

Donuts & Mountain Climbing: Stories I Tell Myself About Playwriting

Want to learn more about playwriting? Join this talk with acclaimed playwright Eric Coble.
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Fiction
3/28

Tech & Sci-Fi

This craft talk will help aspiring and published Sci-Fi writers, as well as avid readers, to better understand what makes science fiction exciting.
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Multigenre
4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21

Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback - April 2024 (FULL)

This class will help you discover ways to see and hear your work more clearly, penetrate it more fully, find the deep-down gems and get them to come forward.
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Multigenre
4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24

Developing a Writing Habit - April (FULL)

Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle.
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Fiction
4/6

The Ekphrastic Hour: Art as a Feedback Loop for Fiction

We’ll look at examples of ekphrastic writing and ekphrastic experiments and get inspired to go beyond description to get at something more.
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Poetry
4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 & 5/7

Discovering and Enhancing Your Poetic Temperament

In this five-session workshop we will examine which temperaments come most naturally to you and play with techniques to broaden your instinctive style.
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Fiction
4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 & 5/16

The Short Story: A Generative Writing Class & Craft Intensive (FULL)

In this generative writing intensive, we will delve deep into the art of the short story.
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