New! November Workshops
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Events ($40.00 for series/$15.00 for workshops — member and youth discounts available)
For anyone working on fiction, whether you’re formally participating in NaNoWriMo or not. Cohosted by Lake Erie Ink. For teens (6th – 12th grade) and adults.
Tuesday, November 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Kickstart NaNoWriMo with novelist panel and Come Write In! at Lake Erie Ink
Thursday, November 10th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Troubleshooting Fiction with Laura Walter
Thursday, November 17th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Building Worlds with Linda Robertson
Tuesday, November 29th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Come Write In! at LEI w/tea, coffee and hot chocolate
Wednesday, December 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: “Thank God It’s Over” NaNoWriMo Celebration
Roots of American Music Songwriting Workshop ($18.00/$15.00 for members)
Saturday, November 5th, 1:00 – 3:30 pm, Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave.
Explore the art of songwriting with two teaching artists. Develop new ideas, polish a song you’re already working on, and receive feedback on your work. An open mic will follow the two workshops.
Roots and Rust Belt Songwriting w/Kevin Richards
Storytelling with the Blues w/Afi Scruggs
Writing from Real Life w/Judah Leblang ($45.00 /$40.00 for members)
Saturday, November 12th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Mac’s Backs, 1820 Coventry Rd.
Writers are observers, continually examining our lives and the lives of others. This workshop will focus on difficult circumstances that might become the rich “raw material” for new work. By the end, you will have worked through a topic and be well on your way to writing about it (and others) in a thoughtful and critical way.
NaNoWriMo workshops with Tricia Springstubb at Mentor Public Library (free)
Kickoff event: Wednesday November 9th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In this program, successful YA/adult writer Tricia Springstubb will present strategies (and coping techniques) for writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Tricia will lead participants in a NaNoWriMo boot-camp freewrite activity–can you write 500 words in 20 minutes?
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Lit Events Not To Miss Around Town
Wednesday, October 12th, 7:00 pm: Tim Staley, author of Lost On My Own Street, at Mac’s Backs
Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 pm: Broadsides and Ephemera open mic at Loganberry Books
Friday, October 14th, 8:30 am: Creative Mornings CLE with Michael Ryan
More info at www.clevelandpoetics.blogspot.com.
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