Help us kick off Literary Cleveland's two-week Inkubator Conference with exciting readings and a panel discussion titled “Walking the Talk: Literary Community In 2021” featuring representatives from local literary nonprofits, community programs, libraries and universities. In the past year writers have reckoned with what it means to be connected through our biology, our books, and our live streams of court proceedings. How will Cleveland’s literary community apply these experiences across our teaching, writing, and organizing in the next few years? This panel will invite community members from regional literary nonprofits, community programs and universities to think collaboratively about the questions: How do each of us act as agents of change within deeply ingrained systems? What will “equity” and “inclusion” mean for our diverse and physically dispersed literary community in the future? Led by Cleveland Drafts and sponsored by Ohio Arts Council.
Raja Bell Freeman, Jon Conley, Cori Winrock, Ali Black, Stephanie Ginese, Dr. Leah Lewis, Philip Metres, Sarah Minor