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Let It Go! Let It Go! Editing & Revising Poems

Are your poems frozen in the same narratives, forms, themes, styles? What are you willing to give up to make a poem better? How do you embrace revisions and editing without letting insecurities get in the way?

Whether on stage or page, editing and revising are necessary tools to strengthen writing. This workshop will challenge participants to think beyond what initially triggered a poem to be written and provide tools to find new creative opportunities.


Kelly Harris-DeBerry received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University in Cambridge. Before leaving Cleveland for love, she was a recipient of MOCA's Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artists Award and The Akron Museum of Art Poetry Prize. Kelly was also a former board member for the Poets and Writers League of Greater Cleveland. Since then, she has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and Cave Canem. Some of her recent publishing credits include The National Parks Service Centennial Commemoration publication with Sonia Sanchez; Yale University's Caduceus Journal; Southern Review; Say It Loud: Poems for James Brown; and many more. Now living in New Orleans, Kelly continues as a poet, freelance writer, literary curator, and owner of a small communications boutique that serves nonprofits and artists. She is currently the New Orleans Literary Coordinator for Poets & Writers, Inc. Her debut book, Freedom Knows My Name (Xavier Review Press), was published in August 2020: FREEDOM KNOWS MY NAME |


Details: Let It Go! Let It Go! Editing & Revising Poems takes place Friday, July 16 and Friday, July 23 from 4-5pm remotely through Zoom. 


Zoom Info: Register for the workshop and Lit Cleveland will send you an invitation and instructions on how to attend via Zoom. 

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