Veterans' Voices Workshops (Begins October 1)

Updated: Jul 23




Project Overview

We're so excited to announce a collaboration project between Lit Cleveland, Whole Health team, and Lit Youngstown!

Together we're hosting a series of writing groups for Veterans in the Youngstown area and beyond!

Join Veterans' Voices: FREE creative writing classes for Veterans to generate new writing, complete in-class exercises, receive feedback on your work, get inspired by great readings, and bond with fellow group members. You will also have the opportunity to publish your writing in a new anthology we will be creating in spring 2023.

Lit Cleveland will run prose and poetry workshops virtually and Lit Youngstown will run in person workshops in Youngstown Ohio. Interested? Register here

Schedule Overview
Kickoff Event
  • Saturday, October 1 from 10am-12pm at the downtown Cleveland Public Library

Writing Workshops Phase 1 (Oct-Nov, 2022)

Virtual offerings:

  • Free 4-week prose workshop – Mondays, Oct. 3-24 from 6:30-8:30pm online

  • Free 4-week poetry workshop – Wednesdays, Oct. 5-26 from 6:30-8:30pm online

  • Free 4-week prose workshop – Mondays, Nov. 7-28 from 6:30-8:30pm online

  • Free 4-week poetry workshop – Wednesdays, Nov. 9-30 from 6:30-8:30pm online

Youngstown Writing Workshops
  • Free In-person writing workshop led by Lit Youngstown Outreach Coordinator, Melanie Murphy- details TBD ‍

Writing Workshops Phase 2 (Jan-Mar, 2023)
  • Free 8-week prose workshop – Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28 from 6:30-8:30pm online

  • Free 8-week poetry workshop – Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Mar. 1 from 6:30-8:30pm online ‍

Anthology Publication (June, 2023)

Have fun with writing. Discover your voice. Tell your story. All genres and experience levels are welcome.

Our Partners

Literary Cleveland is a nonprofit organization and creative writing center that empowers people to explore other voices and discover their own. Through an expanding roster of multi-level classes, workshops and events, Literary Cleveland assists writers and readers at all stages of development, promotes new and existing literature of the highest quality, and advances Northeast Ohio as a vital center of diverse voices and visions.

Whole Health Team is VA’s cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means your health team will get to know you as a person, before working with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

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