Writing Programs

Literary Arts at the Library

Cuyahoga County Public Library is honored to continue the work of the former LIT: Cleveland's Literary Center

Please continue to visit our site as we build programs, workshops, and opportunities for writers.
       Printable Winter Programs Brochure

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We’re inviting local self-published authors to be part of our Indie Author Conference & Showcase on Saturday, March 7th at our Parma-Snow Branch.

  •  Conference / 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
      Meet and learn from independent authors in breakout sessions. Open to all authors and writers!

  •  Showcase / 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
      Selected authors will meet readers and exhibit their work. Deadline to apply for the Showcase is January 14th.

To apply for the Showcase:

Print and complete the PDF application (includes Showcase details) and return it with one sample copy of each 2013/2014 book proposed for the Showcase by January 14, 2015, to:

Cuyahoga County Public Library Administrative Offices
Attn: Laurie Kincer
2111 Snow Road
Parma, OH 44134

Self-e: Publishing Opportunity for Indie Authors

We’re offering you the chance to share your writing with readers in your hometown, throughout Ohio, or even across the United States! Publish your work through SELF-e and you could earn a spot in Library Journal’s national showcase of the best indie writers. Learn more about SELF-e

PoetryChapbook150x150.jpgThe Poetry Workshop at Cuyahoga County Public Library

Read the poems chosen to celebrate one of the longest-running public poetry workshops in the country.

30 Days of PoetryRead+Write: 30 Days of Poetry

Cuyahoga County Public Library celebrated National Poetry Month 2014 with 30 days of poetry. We provided poems to write, poems to read, poetry websites to get to know and poetry books to check out from the library.  What made this site special: our focus on the poets and poetry of Northeast Ohio. Read+ Write: 30 Days of Poetry was a collaboration between the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Northeast Ohio poet Diane Kendig, who conceived and created the content for this celebration.

MUSE: The Lit online to 2011

Muse January 2011 cover and link to pdf Muse September 2010 cover and link to pdf
Muse June 2010 cover and link to pdf Muse March 2010 cover and link to pdf
Muse November 2009 cover and link to pdf Muse August 2009 cover and link to pdf
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Muse October 2008 cover and link to pdf Muse July 2008 cover and link to pdf
Muse April 2008 cover and link to pdf Muse January 2008 cover and link to pdf