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Pegado Poetica

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to classic and contemporary Puerto Rican poets & poetry as a way to discover new voices and inspire their own. Participants will use the example poems to generate one original piece of their own. This class will follow a pay-what-you-can model in an endeavor to promote accessibility and inclusion for all.

NOTE: In keeping with our mission, to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, the registration fee for this course is "Pay What You Can." We believe every writer, reader, storyteller, and literary enthusiast who wants to attend a Literary Cleveland course should be able to have that experience. "Pay What You Can" registration allows comfortable, affordable participation for everyone. We have suggested fees--you can pay one of them, or pay what you can. Your participation is the priority for us. We want you to have an opportunity to learn with Literary Cleveland.

Instructor: Stephanie Ginese is an author & comedian. Instructor & loud talker. From South Lorain, Ohio. Daughter to an equally loud, Puerto Rican mother & a stylish, Italian immigrant father. She's published with some rad journals like Palabritas at Harvard, the pinch journal at university of Memphis, wax nine journal, and others. Her debut collection of poetry, Unto Dogs, with a focus on themes of Puerto Rican nationalism, reproductive violence, and spirituality, was released in July of 2022 on Grieveland. She was recently a 2023 Cleveland Arts Prize recipient & is currently living in Cleveland with her two children.


Details: Pegado Poetica takes place Monday April 15 from 6:30-8:30pm in-person at Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, 2800 Archwood Ave, Cleveland OH 44109.

Prerequisite: None

Genre: Poetry

Level: All levels

Format: Craft talk & generative workshop

Location: This class takes place in-person at Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, 2800 Archwood Ave, Cleveland OH 44109.

Size: Limited to 35 participants.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email


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