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Voices from the Edge

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. This workshop includes writing exercises and prompts, occasional readings, opportunities to share work, and more. 


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. Christopher was an instructor for Voices from the Edge in 2021, and as coordinator for the program he helped make the Voices from the Edge anthology possible.
Details: Voices from the Edge: Writing Workshop for Essential Workers with Christopher Johnston is an eight-week course which takes place Wednesdays, February 2-March 23 from 7-9pm remotely through Zoom. Register and we will send along information about how to connect via Zoom.
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NEW: As part of our ongoing efforts to make programs and classes more inclusive and accessible, we are now collecting voluntary demographic information during the registration process. The following information is entirely voluntary and will remain anonymous. It will only be used in aggregate to assess and improve services and inclusive practices to ensure we are serving our entire community equitably. Thank you!

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