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Voices from the Edge

Voices from the Edge – Saturday Mornings

Are you a frontline worker in any position listed as essential in Ohio's Stay-at-Home order from March 2020? Have you had to put your health at risk during this pandemic in order to ensure our communities have access to groceries, deliveries, health care and other essential services?

Join us for a free eight-week online writing program designed to help you write about your experiences, connect with other essential workers, and share your story. You will have the opportunity to write, receive feedback on your work, and potentially have your story published in an online Voices from the Edge anthology. Participants will also receive an honorarium for taking part in the program. Contact Literary Cleveland at with any questions.


Instructor: Christopher Johnston has published more than 3,000 articles in numerous publications, including American Theatre, Balanced Living, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, History Magazine, The Plain Dealer, Scientific American, and His book, Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice was published by Skyhorse Publishers in May 2018. He is currently writing a biography of a Green Beret who served with distinction in Afghanistan where he was gravely wounded and required several years to recover.
Details: Voices from the Edge: Writing Workshop for Essential Workers with Christopher Johnston is an eight-week course which takes place Saturday mornings, April 10-May 29 from 10am-12pm remotely through Zoom. Register and we will send along information about how to connect via Zoom.
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