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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

Writing Process
8/4, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25

Developing a Writing Habit - August 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.
8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2 & 9/9

Start Your Memoir from Scratch (FULL)

In this 6-week class we will generate new material as well as learn about the fundamentals of memoir writing.
8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7 & 9/14

"Won't You Come Celebrate with Me?": Reveling in Poetry Writing

In this workshop, you will explore the idea of holidays, examine the impact holidays have on us, and write new holidays and traditions into existence.
Writing Process

You Will Submit

Join two authors as they discuss the nuts and bolts of submitting your manuscript for publication.

Schizo-poetics: An Introduction to the Intersections of Art & Illness

This free introductory course will cover the aesthetics, craft, and ideas associated with Schizo-poetics.
8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 & 9/27

Keep Moving: 5 Stories in 6 Weeks (FULL)

Generate five new stories in just six weeks with a class designed to kick your writing into gear.
Writing Process
8/25, 9/8, 9/22 & 10/6

Submitters of the World Unite!

In these four sessions, we’ll meet to compare notes, share our joys and frustrations, and support each other in submitting our writing far and wide.
Writing Process

Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit (FULL)

This two-hour lecture will provide the foundational concepts that we’ll work with in the four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class.
Writing Process
9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26

Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback-September 2021

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.
Writing Process
9/8, 9/15, 9/22 & 9/29

Developing a Writing Habit-September 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.
9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14

The Art & Craft of Screenwriting

In this intensive 6-week class, you’ll learn to format a screenplay using the critical elements of screenwriting.
Reader Series
9/13, 9/27, & 10/11

Reading Contemporary Poetry-September 2021

Join Marion Boyer and Barbara Sabol to discuss books by three contemporary poets.
9/16 & 9/23

Writing a Novel

This class will explore creative techniques to help you develop ideas into novels that are engaging.
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25 & 11/1

Developing Your Memoir: Finding Your Focus & Expanding Your Toolbox

By the end of the course, you will have a broader understanding of the various tools and techniques that make for good memoir.
Writing Process

Insights into the Editor-Writer Relationship

In this craft talk, you'll explore the editor-writer relationship that is at the heart of the freelance writer's job.
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.

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.
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.

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