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Events & Programs

Read Local Challenge


For every book you read in 2023 by a local author you can enter your name to win a free pizza.

Cleveland Poetry Festival

April 21-22

Join Literary Cleveland, CSU Poetry Center, CWRU English Department, and grieveland for an April weekend in-person poetry festival.

April 8, 2023

What Makes Us Well


A free staged reading of local writing on the theme of wellness as part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival

Veterans' Voices

October 2022-June 2023

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


March 4-25

Constellations is a practice in meaning-making and creation in community designed with the reverence for Blackness and queer & trans embodiments at its center.

Decentering the Self: The Art of the Ghazal

March 11-25

In this workshop, we will first set out to ask ourselves: what is the ghazal?

Inkubator Writing Conference

September 6-10, 2022

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

Word for Word Scholarships

Apply for a summer 2023 class scholarship by April 24!

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.

Reflections of The Land Anthology

This anthology highlights relationships to the natural and built environments of Greater Cleveland.

Neighborhood Voices

Pen stories, essays, and poems about your neighborhood in this free city-wide program.

Documenting Cleveland: May 12, 2020

Help us document everything that happens in Cleveland on May 12, 2020.

Voices from the Edge

A free writing program for essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic

A free writing program for essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Beauty for Ashes: Stories of Maternal Hope

Beauty for Ashes: Stories of Maternal Hope is a restorative writing project for Black women facing the maternal health and infant mortality crisis.

Amplify Projects

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

Black Women Coping in Cleveland

An anthology of the experiences and perspectives of Black women in Greater Cleveland

@NahomysLibrary for Literary Cleveland

@NahomysLibrary for Literary Cleveland is a series of literary-based social media videos created by Spring 2022 Amplify intern Nahomy Ortiz.

Cleveland Stories 2019

Cleveland Stories is a place-based writing program for people who live, work, or have ties in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding neighborhoods.

Breaking the Silence

An anthology of queer self, life, and love in Northeast Ohio.

March 27, 2021

Preparations for Travel


Join us for the premiere of an original crowdsourced video poem on the theme of identity.