This year's Cleveland Inkubator literary arts festival culminated in a free day-long writer's conference at Cleveland Public Library's Main Branch downtown. The conference -- which followed a week of free literary events, including author talks, performances, a book swap, and open mic -- was a great success, drawing nearly 300 readers and writers from Northeast Ohio. Participants attended an array of writing workshops and craft talks on topics ranging from flash fiction to memoir writing to zine making and beyond. The conference also featured inspiring performances by the writers of Lake Erie Ink and a Resource Fair staffed by local literary arts organizations.
Click here to watch Dan Chaon's keynote reading and conversation with D.M. Pulley
And here for performances by the talented youth of Lake Erie Ink
All in all, this year's Inkubator drew nearly 500 people and helped further our mission of creating and nurturing a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio.
Thanks again to our sponsors Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Cleveland Public Library, Ohio Arts Council, OverDrive, Cleveland Colectivo, Mac's Backs Books on Coventry, and Loganberry Books for helping make this incredible week possible. And thanks to all who attended for proving again just how vibrant and diverse Northeast Ohio's literary community is.