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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
9/6, 9/7, 9/8, 9/9 & 9/10

Early Ink: Inkubator 2022

Start each day write! Join us every day of Inkubator 2022 for community, accountability, and some serious writing time in our early morning writing club.
Writing Process
9/7, 9/14, 9/21 & 9/28

Developing a Writing Habit - September 2022 (FULL)

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.
Reader Series
9/10, 10/8, 11/12 & 12/10

In The Tradition: A Year of Great Black Books - Session 3

In this course, we will take a year to read, examine, and discuss some of the seminal books written by Black authors.
Reader Series
9/13, 10/4, 11/1 & 12/6

Read Like a Writer: Short Fiction Analysis - Session 3 (September 2022)

Join us for this reader series class where we will take a deep dive into the craft of one short story each month.
Business of Writing
9/20 & 9/27

The Agent Hunt from Start to Finish

This workshop offers a holistic look at the process of searching for, signing with, and working with a literary agent.
Fiction
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25

Creating Dynamic Characters

This class will focus on building characters that pop off the page and stick in readers’ minds.
Nonfiction
9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26

Advanced Essay - September 2022

This class is for those who want to workshop, polish, and publish their essays.
Fiction
9/22 & 9/29

The Art of Finishing

Like everything else, finishing projects is a skill that can be taught.
Multigenre
9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7 & 11/14

Submitters Support: Workshop & Accountability Group

There are writing groups and critique groups… Why not a support group for submitting to literary magazines?
Writing Process
9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 & 11/15

Futhering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback - September 2022

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.
Poetry
10/1, 10/8 & 10/15

Flamenco Poetry

Explore the poetry of flamenco and learn to write your own flamenco verse.
Poetry
10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25

Forgetting Form: Craft & Generative Workshop

In this series of workshops, participants will learn how to write rebelliously.
Nonfiction
10/5, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26

Writing Memoir Through an Intersectional Lens

Throughout the course, students will be guided through exercises to help brainstorm and workshop ideas for their own intersectional narrative writing.
Fiction
10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 & 11/9

Novel Writing: Beginning, Middle, and End

Throughout this interactive six-week writing workshop, D.M. Pulley outlines the creative novel writing process.
Poetry
10/11, 10/25 & 11/8

Reading Contemporary Poetry - October 2022

Join Marion and Barbara to discuss three poetic masters writing in very different ways about what is off-center, imperfect, tattered or strange.
Poetry
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 & 11/17

Party for Your Heartbreak: Craft Elements in Poetry - October 2022

This class is a party, and while we're here, no matter where any one of us might be in the writer's journey, we are all poets.
Reader Series
10/22 & 11/19

Reader Series: Octavia Butler's Parables

In this reading series, we will read Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.
Writing Process
11/2

Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit - November 2022

This two-hour lecture will provide the foundational concepts that we’ll work with in the four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class.
Fiction
11/7 & 11/14

Writing Authentic Dialogue - November 2022

Good dialogue can make or break your story. Learn to write authentic dialogue.
Writing Process
12/7

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.

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