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Visual Narratives: Creating a Printed Book

Put on your storytelling caps for this unique writing and book making class! At the end of the two-part session, participants will walk a way with a handmade book of their own creative writing. This class is open to writers and makers of all levels—no previous experience required! During the first session, students will dive into generative writing prompts to explore lyric and fragmented narrative forms with writer Sarah Minor. During the second session, artist Eugene Sarmiento will guide participants through step-by-step techniques to learn basic printmaking and bookbinding and create a handmade book that features their writing.


Sarah Minor is a writer and interdisciplinary artist and author of Slim Confessions: The Universe as a Spider or Spit (Noemi 2021), Bright Archive (Rescue 2020), winner of the 2020 Big Other Nonfiction Book Award, and The Persistence of the Bonyleg: Annotated, a chapbook from Essay Press. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies including Best American Experimental Writing and Advanced Creative Nonfiction and have been selected for an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and the Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. Minor serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Video Editor at TriQuarterly Review and the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival. Find images of her work at

Eugene Sarmiento is a visual artist from Dallas, TX currently residing in Lexington, KY. Eugene earned his BFA from the University of Texas Arlington in Printmaking and his MFA from the University of Kansas in Printmaking and Drawing. Eugene has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums across the US, most recently including La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and Happy Art Gallery in Chicago, IL.


Details: Visual Narratives: Creating a Printed Book takes place Monday, July 12 and Monday, July 19 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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