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Events & Programs

June 22, 2024

Culture, Community & Liberation: A Juneteenth Celebration

Dance, music, theater, poetry, and open mic!

Join Literary Cleveland and ThirdSpace Action Lab for a one-day arts festival.

June 27, 2024

These Words Are Not My Home

Free launch party reading and open mic for an anthology of writing by unhoused Clevelanders

June 28, 2024

GSR Issue 14 Launch and Blackout Poetry Reading

Celebrate the recent publications of Gordon Square Review with a virtual reading

Lit Summer Camps

June-August 2024

Join Lit Cleveland this summer for support, inspiration, productivity, and community!

July 5, 2024

One Mic Open

Free open mics each month hosted by Eric Odum!

Write Now: Free Monthly Writing Groups


Join a free writing group at the Cleveland Public Library

Breakthrough Writing Residency

Apply for Literary Cleveland's free year-long writing residency and work one-on-one with a mentor to complete a book-length project.

Veterans' Voices

June - August 2024

Free writing workshops for those who have served in the United States Armed Forces or military

Inkubator Writing Conference


Literary Cleveland's Inkubator is one of the largest free writing conferences in the country.

April 27, 2024

2024 Indie Bookstore Day

Celebrate Cleveland's independent bookstores!

Amplify Projects

Projects to empower, uplift, and celebrate our many stories.

Word for Word Scholarships

Apply for a Summer 2024 class scholarship by April 15!