Library Writers' Center


Link to South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch page

Our Library supports efforts by local writers. The William N. Skirball Writers' Center, located in our South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch, is a welcoming space for writers in northern Ohio offering private writing rooms, laptops, and features listed below. Staff and resources, along with our Library Writer-in-Residence, are on-hand to offer workshops, events, and software to enhance and encourage writers.

Features for Writers

Writing Workshops

Aspiring and practicing authors can learn about writing and marketing fiction, poetry, memoirs, more. Schedule & registration
 

Author events

Writers learn from other writers. Meet published writers hosted by the Library, ask questions about their craft & practice. Events
 

Self-Publishing, Authors, and the Library

Along with Writing Workshops, our Library offers software and online self-publishing opportunities for writers, and opportunities for Readers. Authors can contact the Library about their work.  Learn more
 

Poets & Poetry Lovers

Read Poetry Chapbooks and every April, visit our yearly Read+Write 30 Days of Poetry during National Poetry Month.
 

Writers Reading Podcasts

Listen to your favorite local authors reading selections of their work. Listen to podcasts
 

Stories Connect Us

Upload your story for all to share, and read stories, or poems, submitted by others. Get connected through stories. Read more
 

Writer-In-Residence

The next Writer-in-Residence at the William N. Skirball Writers’ Center ...
Dave Lucas photoCLAIRE McMILLAN
Please join us at the William N. Skirball Writers' Center Sunday, September 10th at 2 PM to welcome Cuyahoga County Public Library's new Writer in Residence for 2017-2018, novelist Claire McMillan. As Writer in Residence, Claire will teach writing classes, have open office hours, and participate in select library events.  Register for this event.

CCPL's first Writer in Residence, poet Dave Lucas (2016-2017), will also be on hand to welcome Claire and share his project, the Writers Reading Podcast, with the audience. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch. 

Claire McMillan is the author of The Necklace, published in July by Simon & Schuster, and Gilded Age. She grew up in and around Pasadena, CA. Claire practiced complex corporate litigation in San Francisco until 2003 and then received an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She currently lives on her husband’s family'’s farm near Cleveland with their two children.