Christine Howey

Executive Director

Christine Howey was a theater critic for 20 years for publications such as The Plain Dealer and Cleveland Scene. She has published four books of poetry and was named Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights (2016-2018). She was named Best Critic in Ohio by the Press Club of Cleveland and the Society for Professional Journalists.

Christine Howey began her role as Executive Director of Literary Cleveland on January 1, 2019. Christine brings a unique combination of business acumen, literary talent, and an unparalleled passion for our mission. Most recently, Christine wrote, produced and performed in a play and film titled Exact Change, which was featured at a number of local theaters, including Playhouse Square, as well as at the New York International Fringe Festival. She has published four books of poetry and was named Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights (2016-2018). Christine has led numerous writing workshops, including several at Literary Cleveland, and has been a columnist and theater critic with Cleveland Scene and other publications. She has also been the creative director of branding and advertising with various advertising and communications companies.

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