Lit Cleveland Presents Winter Fictionfest this Saturday, February 24

Winter Fictionfest ($40/$30 for members)

Saturday, February 24th 1:00 p.m.. – 5:00 p.m. Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland with Michael Garriga, Lucy Biederman and Imad Rahman

This year’s Winter Fictionfest will focus on “the long and short of it,” with a panel discussion on the craft of fiction, workshops on writing flash fiction and other topics, and a reception, book-signing and open mic following the classes! Hone your craft with award-winning Cleveland authors, connect with other writers, and develop new work at this half-day conference.

Cleveland Humanities Festival Writers Announced

I Will Sing For You: Writers on Health (Free!)

Saturday, March 17th & Sunday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m. CSU Student Center Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland

Join Lit Cleveland for a free staged reading during the Cleveland Humanities Festival on Saturday, March 17th & Sunday, March 18th! Directed by Dale Heinen, this year’s performance features original work by Nicholas Cohen, Diane Ferri, Aubrey Hirsch, Ray McNiece, Philip Metres, Darlene Montonaro, Robin Pease, Mimi Plevin-Foust, Susan Rakow, Jane Richmond, Elaine Schleiffer, Karen Schubert, Jill Sell, Mary Weems, and Jo and Joann Zivsak-Kapitan.

Upcoming Winter Classes

The Shape of Memoir w/Charlotte Morgan ($80/$60 for members)

Saturday, March 3, March 10th, March 24th and March 31st, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave, Cleveland

You have recollections, but are not sure how to turn them into compelling writing. By reading selections from good memoir and doing craft exercises, this class will help you develop your first chapter. In later sessions, we’ll provide feedback on each other’s work. Open to writers of all levels.

Just the Facts, Man: Documentary Playwriting Workshop w/ Christopher Johnston ($80/$60 for members)

Saturday, March 3rd, March 17th, March 31st and April 14th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (except March 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.), Loganberry Books

In this workshop, we’ll discuss the techniques necessary to research a topic and get comprehensive interviews from which to draw material or language for a play. We’ll also develop a short piece that can stand on its own or be developed into a one-act or full-length play.

No More Excuses: Submit Your Work to Literary Journals Today w/ Laura Maylene Walter ($20/$15 for members)

Monday, March 12th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave, Cleveland

Writers, it’s time to abandon those excuses and get to work submitting your fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to literary magazines. Learn how to navigate the literary magazine landscape, how to manage submissions, and why submitting your work matters in the first place.

Creative Nonfiction Critique Circle w/ Marsha McGregor ($30/$23 for members)

Saturday, March 17th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Hts

Exchange productive, respectful feedback on creative nonfiction manuscripts with focused attention on each participant’s manuscript. Limited to eight participants. Bring nine copies of three, double-spaced pages of a work in progress.

Polish and Purge w/Barbara Hacha ($40/$30 for members)

Wednesday, March 21st and March 28th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Rd Cleveland Hts

After you’ve completed the essential first step of getting your story down, it’s time to take a second look and make it better. You’ll learn ways to edit your own work to eliminate common mistakes and make your writing stronger and more compelling. You’ll leave with an improved manuscript and tools to use in the future.

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