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The Creative Compass event calendar is focused on events geared toward individual artists. For a list of public arts and culture events in Cleveland, visit http://www.cacgrants.org/find-an-event/.

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Read Like a Writer: Short Fiction

Literary Cleveland
Jan 05, 2021 - Dec 07, 2021 7-8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
The best way to improve as a writer is to write. The second best way is to read and analyze contemporary literature. Join us for this reader series class where we will take a deep dive into the craft of one short story each month. We’ll unpack character, structure, dialogue, plot, details, theme, tone, cultural context and more using examples from a wide variety of the greatest contemporary fiction writers. We’ll also discuss what we can take away and learn for our own writing styles, projects, and processes. Copies of the stories will be provided in advance of each class. Join us the first Tuesday of each month for advanced-level craft lessons, writer-centered discussion, and great reading.

Reader Series: A Year of James Baldwin

Literary Cleveland
Jan 09, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 10 a.m. - 12 noon | Zoom | Community
James Baldwin was a remarkable novelist, a legendary essayist, a civil rights activist, and one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. Baldwin once said, "You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you can’t, but also knowing literature is indispensable to the world... The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it." Join this class and allow the months of reading, analyzing, and marveling at Baldwin’s insight and eloquence transform your thinking and feelings about race, America, history, love, hate, and much more.

Reader Series: A Year of James Baldwin - Session 3

Literary Cleveland
Sep 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 10 a.m. - 12 noon | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
James Baldwin was a remarkable novelist, a legendary essayist, a civil rights activist, and one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. Baldwin once said, "You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you can’t, but also knowing literature is indispensable to the world... The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it." Join this class and allow the months of reading, analyzing, and marveling at Baldwin’s insight and eloquence to transform your thinking and feelings about race, America, history, love, hate, and much more.

Read Like a Writer: Short Fiction - Session 3

Literary Cleveland
Sep 14, 2021 - Dec 07, 2021 7-8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
The best way to improve as a writer is to write. The second best way is to read and analyze contemporary literature. Join us for this reader series class where we will take a deep dive into the craft of one short story each month. We’ll unpack character, structure, dialogue, plot, details, theme, tone, cultural context and more using examples from a wide variety of the greatest contemporary fiction writers. We’ll also discuss what we can take away and learn for our own writing styles, projects, and processes. Copies of the stories will be provided in advance of each class. Join us the first Tuesday of each month for advanced-level craft lessons, writer-centered discussion, and great reading.‍

Session 3
Sep 14: “The Merchant and theAlchemist's Gate” – Ted Chiang
Oct 5: “The Husband Stitch” – Carmen Maria Machado
Nov 2: “Guidance/The Party” – Jen George
Dec 7: “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” – Karen Russell

Inlet Dance Theatre's Children's Dance Classes Fall 2021

Inlet Dance Theatre
Sep 23, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 | Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression | Hone Your Craft
Fall semester children's classes are offered at Inlet's new headquarters at the Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression:
2937 West 25th St, Cleveland OH. 44113

Inlet will offer weekly classes for children at the Pivot Center during the school year. These programs are designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions.

Thurdays
Level 1 (Ages 3-5) 4:00pm-4:45pm
Level 2 (Ages 6-12) 5:00pm-5:45pm

Saturdays
Level 1 (ages 3-5) 9:00am-9:45am
Level 2 (Ages 6-12) 10:00am-10:45am

Pricing: Price: $132 for fall semester (11 classes).

Financial assistance is available- please contact us for more info! You can email us at info@inletdance.org OR call/text us at (216) 386-1547.

To register, please visit: tinyurl.com/InletClass2021

For more info about teen/adult classes & Inlet Dance Theatre in general, please visit our website at www.inletdance.org

Inlet Dance Theatre's Teen/Adult Open Level Dance Class Fall 2021

Inlet Dance Theatre
Sep 23, 2021 - Dec 09, 2021 6:30-8:00 PM | Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression | Hone Your Craft
Inlet’s open level class for teens & adults will run from September 23-December 9 on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm.

This class will be held in Inlet’s studios at the Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression on West 25th St.

This class will be a mix of Modern technique, nontraditional partnering and improvisation.

Price: $15 drop in/$130 for 10 class card
*Financial assistance available* To learn more, email us at info@inletdance.org

To register: https://tinyurl.com/InletClass2021

Monthly Saturday Workshops: Check out our social media and website for our workshop offerings once a month!

To learn more about Inlet Dance Theatre, please visit our website at www.inletdance.org

Just the Facts, Man: Documentary Playwriting Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Nov 01, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
s playwrights, we usually draw from real-life stories to create a narrative play. However, we can also do extensive research and interviews with people on which to build a documentary theater piece about a dynamic individual or a particular group or people, say veterans or victims of domestic violence. We have the option to create characters based on those interviewees or by using the subject's exact words from an interview transcript in a verbatim piece. In this workshop, we'll discuss the techniques necessary to research a topic and get comprehensive interviews from which to draw material or language for the docudrama. Each student will develop a shorter piece that can stand on its own or be developed into a one-act or full-length play.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

This class is presented in partnership with Playwright's Local.

10 Minutes to Midnight: 9 Quirky Plays For The Holidays

Cleveland Public Theatre
Dec 02, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021 7:30pm, Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat and 3:00pm (Sun) | Cleveland Public Theatre 6415 Detroit Avenue | Community
No matter what you celebrate during December, the holidays can bring joy, communal meals, loneliness, family, pressure, parties, warm hugs on cold nights, incredible stress, romance, anxiety, disaster, hope, dysfunction, and so much more! This holiday season, CPT shares humor, heart, and a party-like celebration, wrapped in a montage of short holiday (or non-holiday) plays. Part variety show, part cabaret, and part 10-minute play festival, 10 Minutes to Midnight celebrates the breadth of holiday happenings (or non-happenings) in this seasonal extravaganza dosed with live music, fun-sized scenes, hilarity, and humanity.

Winter Workshop + Company Auditions

The Movement Project
Dec 11, 2021 9:15am-4pm | Guzzetta Hall, The University of Akron, 228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325 | Community
Join TMP December 11th, 2021 for our Winter Workshop & Company Audition at Guzzetta Hall at The University of Akron! As professional dancers, it's important to continue training and engaging with one another. TMP is working hard to bring high quality and affordable training opportunities to you and is looking forward to offering this 1-Day workshop to the Cleveland/Akron dance community.