& Sponsorships

Hardship Sponsorships 

Lit Youngstown offers hardship sponsorships for all of its events, including the Fall Literary Festival. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to be considered.


Sponsorships for Participants 

When participants register, they have the option to sponsor a fellow writer. This sponsorship will cover the registration fees for a participant-in-need to participate in a workshop or Fall Literary Festival. We enthusiastically thank our sponsors for supporting struggling writers in our community.

The Lou Yuhasz Memorial Scholarship

Lou was an enthusiastic writer and Lit Youngstown volunteer and participant, and we miss him. To honor his spirit, we created this $100 scholarship for a current student in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts.

Lou’s daughter Jamie offered us this tribute.

Lou Yuhasz was a writer, a husband, a father, a friend, and above all, a teacher… He was a husband of 26 years, and raised two daughters. His support for his family was unparalleled. His office looked like something out of a Lovecraft novel, with tentacles and gargoyles scattered between the bookshelves housing various scifi and horror novels. He loved to write and tell stories, as well as teaching others the ability to create what they loved.  He would be proud and honored to have this scholarship enable people to follow their passion.


Centofanti Foundation Presenter Scholarship 


The Fall Literary Festival 2021 sponsor, Centofanti Foundation, is offering a full scholarship to one presenter for their travel, lodging, registration, meals, and other costs. Applications for this scholarship have closed and the recipient will be announced soon. 


Pamela Anderson & Al Bartholet, The Nathalie & James Andrews Foundation, Elizabeth Bartz, Centofanti Foundation, Diane & Tim Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Kauffman, Ellen Perduyn, The Purple Cat, Jean Romeo, Lowell & Ellen Satre, Larry & Sally Sears, Sojourn to the Past, St. John’s Episcopal Church, WYSU.

The Fall Literary Festival is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.