Cleveland Stories is a place-based writing program for people who live, work, or have ties in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding neighborhoods on Cleveland's east side.
For this three-month program, Literary Cleveland partners with Seeds of Literacy to offer free writing workshops to residents of the community. These workshops—led by Mt. Pleasant natives Charlotte Morgan, Kisha Nicole Foster, and DL Ware—provide an opportunity for residents to engage with poetry and storytelling, to share their memories of the past and dreams for the future, and to tell the rich and complex story of their neighborhood on their own terms.
The 2019 Cleveland Stories program kicks off Wednesday, July 31 at 6pm at Seeds of Literacy with a reading from Cleveland Stories: Vol I by 2018 workshop participants. 2019 workshops will run from August through October at various locations in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. The final Cleveland Stories book launch, reading, and gallery opening will take place in January 2020.
Cleveland Stories Kickoff takes place Wednesday, 7/31 from 6:00-8:00pm at Seeds of Literacy (13815 Kinsman Rd, Cleveland, OH 44120).