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Looking for an in-person chance to improve your writing and create in community? Join our FREE introductory creative writing courses at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Road Branch to learn more about fiction writing, nonfiction writing, poetry writing, and publishing, as well as how to cultivate a serious writing habit. Have fun with writing. Discover your voice. Tell your story. For interested individuals and emerging and established writers ages 19 and up.

Schedule Overview

Developing a Writing Habit

Tuesday, September 20 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

In this two-hour lecture and workshop, we will discuss strategies for getting you into your seat, how to combine playfulness with discipline, and discuss the three components necessary for a writing career. We’ll then cover the basics of a process guaranteed to get you started generating raw material. All genres welcome. FREE!

Intro to Fiction Writing

Tuesday, October 4 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A, Room B - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

Have a story to share? Looking to hone your prose? This introductory workshop is designed to help you get started on a short piece of fiction. Together we’ll practice each stage of the writing process from writing prompts to revision. Fiction of any form, length, or genre is welcome. FREE!

Intro to Creative Nonfiction Writing

Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A, Room B - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

Creative nonfiction essays and memoir can come in many forms and draw from personal experience, observation, research, reflection, contemporary issues and more. This introductory workshop is designed to help you get started with creative nonfiction writing as we read examples of the form and use prompts to generate new material. FREE!

Intro to Poetry Writing

Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A, Room B - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

In this introductory workshop, we will explore and discover how poems are generated, crafted, and refined. We will read and discuss example poems and engage with writing prompts that will surprise and inspire the imagination. Expect to be delightfully nudged out of your usual habits with language and discover yourself as a poet in the process. FREE!

How to Publish Your Writing

Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A, Room B - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

At a Big 5 publisher, over sixty people help bring a book into the world. For academic, small press, and self-publishers, the hands may be fewer, but the volume of work remains the same. In this class we will learn about the publishing process, how a book is made, and what you can do to get in the pipeline—from manuscript to bestseller to perennial backlist and beyond. FREE!

Register now for the day and time that works best for you!

Looking for an in-person chance to improve your writing and create in community? Join our FREE introductory creative writing courses at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Road Branch to learn more about fiction writing, nonfiction writing, poetry writing, and publishing, as well as how to cultivate a serious writing habit. Have fun with writing. Discover your voice. Tell your story. For interested individuals and emerging and established writers ages 19 and up.

Schedule Overview

Developing a Writing Habit

Tuesday, September 20 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

In this two-hour lecture and workshop, we will discuss strategies for getting you into your seat, how to combine playfulness with discipline, and discuss the three components necessary for a writing career. We’ll then cover the basics of a process guaranteed to get you started generating raw material. All genres welcome. FREE!

Intro to Fiction Writing

Tuesday, October 4 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A, Room B - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

Have a story to share? Looking to hone your prose? This introductory workshop is designed to help you get started on a short piece of fiction. Together we’ll practice each stage of the writing process from writing prompts to revision. Fiction of any form, length, or genre is welcome. FREE!

Intro to Creative Nonfiction Writing

Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A, Room B - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

Creative nonfiction essays and memoir can come in many forms and draw from personal experience, observation, research, reflection, contemporary issues and more. This introductory workshop is designed to help you get started with creative nonfiction writing as we read examples of the form and use prompts to generate new material. FREE!

Intro to Poetry Writing

Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A, Room B - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

In this introductory workshop, we will explore and discover how poems are generated, crafted, and refined. We will read and discuss example poems and engage with writing prompts that will surprise and inspire the imagination. Expect to be delightfully nudged out of your usual habits with language and discover yourself as a poet in the process. FREE!

How to Publish Your Writing

Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30-8:30pm *in-person*

Room A, Room B - Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Branch

At a Big 5 publisher, over sixty people help bring a book into the world. For academic, small press, and self-publishers, the hands may be fewer, but the volume of work remains the same. In this class we will learn about the publishing process, how a book is made, and what you can do to get in the pipeline—from manuscript to bestseller to perennial backlist and beyond. FREE!

Register now for the day and time that works best for you!

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Lee Road Branch

2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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