The Lit Cleveland board of directors is generously matching dollar-for-dollar the first $2,500 of gifts given from Thanksgiving through GivingTuesday!
Moreover, this Tuesday, November 28th, if Lit Cleveland receives more than the 37 gifts we received last year, the board has pledged to add in another $250.
Lit Cleveland’s Holiday Mixer is Coming Up
Lit Cleveland Holiday Mixer (Free for members; non-members purchase a membership in advance or at the door)
Tuesday, December 12th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., CLE Urban Winery, 2180 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights
You helped make 2017 a great year for Lit Cleveland. Now, it’s time to celebrate! Connect with fellow writers and readers and enjoy a stellar wine list, complimentary appetizers, readings by Lit Cleveland members, and a chance to win raffle baskets from some of our favorite vendors in the CLE.
Featuring readings by Amy Eddings, Patricia Averbach, and Jackie Feldman.
Lit Cleveland Podcast Vol. 3: John G.
Our latest podcast features local cartoonist and comics creator John G, who spoke with us about serving as Gordon Square’s first Artist-In-Residence, making a living as an artist, his biggest artistic influences, and more! Listen to the full podcast here, and be sure to check out John’s work at his website and at the Gordon Square Art Space.
Introduction to Memoir Writing w/Marsha McGregor (Free!)
Wednesday, November 29th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake
If you feel drawn to expressing your personal life stories on paper, here is the place to start. Come prepared to write in class. You will leave with rich material gathered from your life, and new knowledge about how to work with it.
Events & Readings
YA Writer Showcase: Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima (Free!)
Thursday, December 7th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland
Join us for our last Read Ohio event of the year, featuring acclaimed young adult authors Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima! We’ll gather at Loganberry Books to hear the two authors read from newly published work, discuss their approach to young adult writing, and take questions from the audience. In partnership with Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library.
Lit Events Around Town
Bucket List Book Club discusses The Optimist’s Daughter (Free!)
Wednesday, November 29th, 7:00 p.m., Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland
Join Bucket List Book Club to discuss The Optimist’s Daughter, pulitzer-prize winning novel by Eudora Welty.
On our blog: Gordon Square Review launch party packs house at Happy Dog – Last Thursday, Lit Cleveland and Gordon Square Review teamed up to host a launch party at the Happy Dog. Read about the event on our blog.
And be sure to check out a lovely article by Culture Trip about the significance of GSR’s first issue.
Gordon Square Review’s debut issue recently went live! In total, it features 8 prose pieces, 10 poetry pieces, and work by local artist Chris Pekoc. Click here to read “Scrapbook,” a breathtaking poem by Cleveland-based writer Donna Hunt.