Literary Cleveland, a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing a vibrant community of readers and writers in Northeast Ohio, is hosting its third annual “Where the Writers Are” fundraiser at the Bop Stop in Ohio City on Friday, June 2nd from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Highlights of the party include a Lit Jam featuring writers and performers Catherine Wing, Daniel Gray-Kontar, and Christine Howey backed by the Matt Segall Quartet, celebrity writers-for-hire, delectable food catered by Boney Fingers Barbeque, and sweet raffle items including two season tickets to Writers Center Stage.
Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Literary Cleveland’s week-long Cleveland Inkubator literary festival taking place Mon. July 24th – Sat. July 29th. Inkubator is Northeast Ohio’s largest annual event for readers and writers, and offers an array of free writing workshops, craft talks, readings and a day-long literary conference on July 29th.
Inkubator is made by possible with the support of Cleveland Public Library and the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
The schedule for Cleveland Inkubator includes:
- Monday, July 24th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Read Ohio: Janice Lowe, author of Leaving CLE: Poems of Nomadic Dispersal, an author talk, reading and concert at the Bop Stop in Ohio City
- Tuesday, July 25th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Lit Cleveland Book Swap at Market Garden Brewery
- Wednesday, July 26th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Between the Lines with a panel of independent filmmakers at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern
- Thursday, July 27th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives performance on Public Square
- Friday, July 28th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Lit Cleveland Live: Open Mic Night in Cleveland Public Library’s Eastman Reading Garden
- Saturday, July 29th, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Cleveland Inkubator conference for writers and readers, Cleveland Public Library’s Stokes Wing
The full schedule for 2017’s Cleveland Inkubator can be found on our website. Literary Cleveland’s mission is to create and nurture a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio.