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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

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Multigenre
9/27

Literary Therapy

In this class, we’ll consider some of the most emotionally fraught parts of the writing life and discuss strategies for coping.
Fiction
9/29, 10/6 & 10/13

Speculative Fiction: Imagining New Futures

In this class, you’ll be given the tools to imagine a new future for your city, your community, or your world in fiction.
Fiction
9/30

Beyond the Rational: Fairy Tale Logic & What It Tells Us About Narrative Structure and the Nature of Reality

This craft talk will draw on the often startling details of several famous fairy tales for a number of important craft lessons in fiction.
Writing Process
10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25

From Writing Journal to Da Vinci Notebook: Developing New Tools for Creativity

Drawing inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci, you will learn, develop, and share new techniques and practices for journaling.
Fiction
10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 & 11/9

Advanced Fiction Workshop

In this seminar-style class students will develop and refine their skills with short fiction.
Journalism
10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 & 11/10

The Whole Story: An Introduction to Solutions Journalism - October 2021

You've heard of solutions journalism. Here's your chance to learn what solutions journalism is and write a solutions journalism piece.
Fiction
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 & 11/11

Building Suspense

Best-selling author D.M. Pulley shares tips and techniques to keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Poetry
10/7, 10/14, 11/4 & 11/11

One Mic Open: Poetry Performance Workshop

Join us for a free online series of performance workshops, open to poets of all skill levels.
Business of Writing
10/21, 10/28, 11/4 & 11/11

Pitch Intensive

In this fast-paced four-week workshop, you will revise your query letter with a focus on your book's pitch, comps, and audience.
Poetry Performance
10/21 & 11/18

One Mic Open: Poetry Slam

Get ready for the return of the One Mic Open Poetry Slam Series! One Mic Open is a free, online monthly event open to all age performers and forms of poetry.
Playwriting
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6 & 12/13

Just the Facts, Man: Documentary Playwriting Workshop

In this workshop, we'll discuss the techniques necessary to research a topic and get comprehensive interviews for material or language for the docudrama.
Writing Process
11/3, 11/10, 11/17 & 11/24

Developing a Writing Habit - November 2021

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

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