NEW: Panel on Book Publishing
Learn How Agents and Editors Work with Nicole Boose and Victoria Selvaggio ($18.00 /$15.00 for members)
Saturday, November 19th, 10:00 am – 12:15 pm, Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd.
A craft talk and Q&A with a successful literary agent and book editor based in Northeast Ohio. Bring your questions and stay to chat afterwards!
The Agent Quandary: Agents and Queries and Rejections, Oh My!
Navigating the publishing process can be overwhelming for every writer––beginner to advanced. In this presentation, learn the basics of what an agent’s responsibilities are, how to decipher if you need one and if you do, how to tackle the submission process and compose a query letter. As time allows, agent Victoria Selvaggio will also provide information about The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.
The Publishing Process from Acceptance to Print
In this talk, Nicole Boose (Managing Director of Belt Publishing, former Marvel Comics editor) will review how written work goes from initial concept to published piece. Learn about what publishers look for, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the mechanics of editing and publishing, and discuss the diverse ways that both comics and prose find their way to an audience.
Immerse Yourself in Nature Writing
Writing Wild: A Nature Writer’s Conference ($45.00/$40.00 for members)
Saturday, October 22, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Discover how to craft your story as your write about the environment and the natural world.
A few sample writing sessions:
The Sixth Sense of Nature Writing with Kathleen Cerveny
This workshop will offer examples of metaphor and heightened sense imagery in writing about nature. You’ll use close observation and a focus on your own senses as a starting point for your writing.
Field Notes for Writers with Kathryn Flinn
Focus on the naturalist’s practice of taking field notes and learn how you can use it to generate vivid and thoughtful writing on nature, culture, and place. You’ll spend some time outside, where you can practice this discipline and learn how to make connections between external and internal observations.
Lit CLE Member and Partner News
Lake Erie Ink’s Weekend Ink workshop series features “Eerie Ink: Writing the Spooky and Suspenseful” on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Daniel Gray-Kontar has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 for arts education programs at Twelve Literary and Performative Arts Incubator.
Justin Glanville produced a podcast “revealing the stories behind the projects built in the Buckeye neighborhood through the Making Our Own Space workshops.”
Between the Lines with Nin Andrews and Karen Schubert
Wednesday, October 19th 7:00 pm, Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave.
Nin Andrews’ poems have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, Agni, The Paris Review, and four editions of Best American Poetry. The author of 6 chapbooks and 6 full-length poetry collections, she has won two Ohio individual artist grants, the Pearl Chapbook Contest, the Kent State University chapbook contest,the Gerald Cable Poetry Award and the Ohioana poetry book award for 2016. Her book, Why God Is a Woman, was published by BOA Editions in 2015. Her chapbook, Our Lady of the Orgasm, is out this month.
Karen Schubert’s publications include four poetry chapbooks, and poems, short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, interviews and reviews in Water~Stone Review, Artful Dodge, diode poetry journal, terrain.org, PoetsArtists, Apple Valley Review, DMQ, Best American Poetry blog, Poets’ Quarterly, AGNI online and many others. She holds an MFA from the NEOMFA. She is co-founder of Lit Youngstown, a literary arts organization.
In partnership with the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern and East Cleveland Public Library.
Last Call for October Workshops!
Pitch Perfect: Writing for Magazines ($30.00/$25.00 for members)
Saturday, October 15th and November 12th, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Mac’s Backs, 1820 Coventry Rd.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to identify compelling story ideas and pitch them to editors.
The Stories We Tell: North Collinwood (Free)
Saturday, October 22nd 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Praxis Fiber Workshop, 15301 Waterloo Cleveland 44110
Explore the history of North Collinwood and write your own story! Led by historian Mary Lousie Daley and award-winning poet/perfomer Ray McNiece. In partnership with Neighborhood Connections.
Personal Essay and Poetry Writing Workshops at CPL (Free)
Saturday, October 15th 10:30 am: essay writing at Carnegie West branch, 1900 Fulton Rd.
Writers of all experience levels welcome. Workshops offer exercises and feedback on participants’ work. Please register in advance.