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About Lit Youngstown

Lit Youngstown hosts live in-person and virtual events so that readers, writers, and storytellers of all levels, backgrounds, and genre interests can grow creatively in community, advance their craft, and learn from each other.

Lit Youngstown's Reach


Lit Youngstown invests in writers, storytellers, and audiences in the Mahoning Valley, the larger
Northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania regions, as well as those farther afield. The results of this
extensive reach are showcased annually at Lit Youngstown’s Fall Lit Fest.


What Makes Lit Youngstown Special


Lit Youngstown programs balance a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment with the highest standards for creative integrity and accountability.

Click here to learn more about the distinctive quality of Lit Youngstown's programming and the role Lit Youngstown plays in its community.

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Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Lit Youngstown is home for the literary arts in the Youngstown region.

Our Vision

That readers, writers, and storytellers of all levels, backgrounds, and genre interests advance their craft, learn from each other, and grow creatively in community.

Andrews Avenue Mural - painter on ladder
Andrews Avenue Mural - Reporter interviewing painter

Our Values

Lit Youngstown balances a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment with the highest standards for creative integrity and accountability.
 

Lit Youngstown believes in the transformative power of the written word to inspire diverse
and authentic voices which in turn enrich our Youngstown community.

Statement on Convicted Writers & Victims/Survivors of Crimes

As an organization with a focus on giving voice to and reflecting on the shared and individual experiences of those within our community, Lit Youngstown acknowledges and embraces those on divergent paths.

 

We believe in restorative justice and welcome incarcerated members of the community and those reentering society.

 

We also recognize the pain of victims and survivors and will continue to work toward providing a safe and brave space with the intention of preventing further harm.

Andrews Avenue Mural in progress
Andrews Avenue Mural - Painters on scaffolding

Environmental 
Impact Statement

Lit Youngstown is dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint. To that end, we

  • look for products such as paper with a high post-consumer waste content

  • reuse materials such as signs and dishes rather than purchasing single-use products

  • continue to hold some meetings and programs remotely

  • hosted a year-long discussion on humankind and the natural world that included books on climate change and biodiversity

  • offer vegetarian and vegan options at events

  • purchased a white oak for our office host, St. John’s Episcopal Church

We also strive to have a positive economic impact on our community by supporting local businesses.

Support Our Work

We are always grateful for donations. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization; your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and it is so much appreciated.

To support Lit Youngstown by check, please send your check payable to Lit Youngstown to

Lit Youngstown

323 Wick Ave. #6,

Youngstown OH 44503.

 

Please include your mailing address.

Andrews Avenue Mural - Painter
Andrews Avenue Mural - Lit Youngstown

    Annual Reports

Click here to see our 2023 Annual Report.

Click here to see our 2022 Annual Report.

Click here to see our 2021 Annual Report.

Click here to see our 2020 Annual Report.

Click here to see our 2019 Annual Report.

Click here to see our 2018 Annual Report.

Click here to see our 2017 Annual Report.

Click here to see our 2016 Annual Report.

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