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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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Cleveland Act Now Academy at Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre
Feb 04, 2020 - Mar 19, 2020 4-5:45 p.m. | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
Spring Session: 7-week after school theatre training program
WHEN: February 4th – March 19th, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm – 5:45pm
WHO: 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
WHAT: Taught by Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy Lead Teaching Artists Faye Hargate and Zyrece Montgomery, the spring session explores acting fundamentals and ensemble theatre practices with special attention on building vocal power, exploring creative movement, and introductory scene work.
COST: This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the support of the Cleveland Foundation and other generous supporters.
ENROLL: Youth who are new to CAN must participate fully in one audition and then be selected by Lead Teaching Artists for admittance into session. Youth who successfully completed the fall session are invited to participate in the spring session without audition. Enrollment is capped at 20 young artists.
TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION: Contact Faye Hargate, CPT Director of Community Ensembles, at 216.631.2727 x207 or fhargate@cptonline.org to sign up for one of the listed audition slots.
AUDITIONS: Tues, Jan 28th, 4:30pm-5:45pm, Wed, Jan 29th, 4:30pm-5:45pm, Thurs, Jan 30th, 4:30pm-5:45pm and Fri, Jan 31st, 4:30pm-5:45pm
PREPARE: Prepare a 1-2 minute performance (monologue, poem, dance, rap, song, etc.). They conduct group auditions, and youth must be able to stay for the whole audition time frame. They request that a guardian or caregiver is present for the first 30 minutes of the audition. If this is not possible, contact Faye Hargate.
QUESTIONS: Contact Faye Hargate, Director of Community Ensembles, at 216.631.2727 x207 or fhargate@cptonline.org.

African American Artists Alumni

Case Western Reserve University Art Education Program
Feb 08, 2020 - Mar 06, 2020 5-8 p.m. | Case Western Reserve University Art Studio Gallery, 2215 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
“African American Alumni Art Exhibition” sponsored by Case Western Reserve University Art Education Program. The artists showcased in this exhibit exemplify the impact of African culture on the arts today. It features CWRU Art Education Alumni: Anna Arnold, Gina Brent, Danny Carver, Napoleon Dismuke, Sandra Noble, Georgio Sabino III, Jerome White, Tucker White, Travis Williams with a selections of paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, masks, crafts, musical instruments and artifacts.

Also on exhibit learn about West African Culture by viewing the ethnographic arts collection of CWRU Director Art Education/Art Studio, Tim Shuckerow. Featured in this collection is Nigerian artist/storyteller, Bodunde Motoni and textile artist, Grace Motoni. See a variety of paintings, sculptures, textiles, masks, musical instruments, and artifacts. We hope that the viewer will find this dual event a culturally enriching experience.

Heartful Living Cafe

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation
Feb 18, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | 26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 | Community
Free arts enrichment and socialization café to engage individuals affected by memory loss/dementia and their care partner (spouse, child, caregiver). Each session will include music, sing-a-longs and dance/movement. Before the session, enjoy coffee/tea, snacks, and socialization. Class runs from 2 pm to 4 pm. Pre-register by calling 440-414-0434. The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation at the Center for Artful Living, 26633 Detroit Rd., Westlake, Ohio 44145.

The Sweet Arts Cafe

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation
Feb 19, 2020 - Mar 25, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 | Community
Free arts enrichment and socialization café for those with memory loss/dementia and their care partners (spouse, child, caregiver). It begins with a brown bag lunch and is followed by an arts, music, storytelling or dance/movement activity. Class runs from 11 am to 1 pm. Pre-register at 440-414-0434. The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation at the Center for Artful Living, 26633 Detroit Rd., Westlake, Ohio 44145.

Creative Connections (TM)

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation
Feb 21, 2020 - Mar 27, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | 26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 | Community
Arts enrichment program for individuals with memory loss/dementia and their care partners (spouse, child, caregiver). Participate in a visual art activity, music, storytelling, poetry and dance/movement. Enjoy coffee/tea, snacks, and socialization. No cost. Class runs from 2 pm to 4 pm. Please pre-register at 440-414-0434. The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation at the Center for Artful Living, 26633 Detroit Rd., Westlake, Ohio 44145.

Breakout Session (or Frogorse)

Cleveland Public Theatre
Feb 22, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Can a society legislate a change of heart? In Nikkole Salter's Breakout Session (or Frogorse), inspired by Cleveland’s Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, a corporate training company is vying for the contract for anti-bias training with Cleveland’s Police Department. When the white facilitator tosses the approved curriculum out the window, the session spirals. Can a mantis shrimp and a crocodile teach us about building trust and the strength of vulnerability? Commissioned by CPT with funding from the National New Play Network (NNPN). World Premiere.

The Real Inspector Hound

CSU Theatre and Dance
Feb 27, 2020 - Mar 08, 2020 Thurs-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sun @ 2:00 PM | Outcalt Theatre (Allen Theatre Complex, Playhouse Square) | Community
CSU's second theatre production of the year is Tom Stoppard's THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND. This play within a play is part parody, part farce, part whodunit, and explores the ideology of free will and fate. A murder mystery with a twist ending, intertwines classic characters of melodrama with the commentary and insecurities of modern critics. Directed by Russ Borski.

Improv 1 and Sketch Comedy Writing 1 with Michael Busch

Michael Busch Classes
Mar 02, 2020 7-9 p.m. | The Film Space, 15022 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
The Improv 1 course is an introduction to long-form improvisation, based on the style developed by The iO Theater and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. You will start with a focus on the fundamentals - agreement, listening, and support - as well as the thing that should come across in every scene: the fun. You will also get into things like establishing the reality of the scene, connecting with your scene partner, and heightening based off game/premise.

In this Sketch Writing Course, you will learn: Proper script formatting; Ways to generate ideas; Tips on the writing process; How to confidently pitch; Writing/revising sketches; and practical experience in a writers room setting.

Reading Cleveland: Fact and Fiction

Literary Cleveland
Mar 04, 2020 - Mar 18, 2020 6-8 p.m. | The Bookshop in Lakewood, 15230 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Explore and discuss Cleveland's history through Langston Hughes' The Big Sea, Mark Winegardner's Crooked River Burning, and Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere, three books that take place here. Using historical information to inform our discussion, this class will discuss Cleveland’s past, present and future in ways that challenge how we think about the city.

Texts:
‍The Big Sea by Langston Hughes
‍Crooked River Burning by Mark Winegardner
‍Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Books are available at The Bookshop in Lakewood as well as at Bookshop.org, an Amazon alternative that supports local bookstores. Click here to purchase Reading Cleveland titles.

Marisol

Cleveland Public Theatre
Mar 05, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020 7:30PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
A CPT / Teatro Público de Cleveland Production. | EN ESPAÑOL / Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. | Marisol es visitada por su ángel guardián, y así se entera de que hay una guerra en el cielo. La obra de José Rivera, ganadora del Premio Obie es una pieza esencial, fantástica, y suele ser humorística, contemporánea, clásica, inspirándonos a despertar y cambiar el mundo que nos rodea. Estreno Regional de la Producción en español. / Visited by her Guardian Angel, Marisol learns there is a war in heaven. José Rivera’s Obie-Award-winning play is a primal, fantastical, and often humorous contemporary classic inspiring us to wake up and change the world around us. Spanish Production Regional Premiere.

Creating Artistic Learners: Reception + ArtWorks Live!

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Mar 07, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Tri-C Metro Campus | Community
Join Center for Arts-Inspired Learning at their Creating Artistic Learners event as they celebrate the work of the 2019-’20 program year and acknowledge the supporters who make their work possible!
5:30pm | Reception; Cost: $50 Individual tickets; Campus Center 201
Tribute to Deborah Ratner, co-founder of CAL’s ArtWorks program; Meet ArtWorks alumni and parents and discuss the program impact; Enjoy heavy appetizers, wine, and beer

7pm | ArtWorks Live! Performance + Exhibit, The John P. Murphy Foundation Theatre
A celebration of ArtWorks 15th Anniversary, where you can see our student apprentices in action, performing dance, spoken word, fashion and more!

Writing Through Grief

Literary Cleveland
Mar 07, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | The Screw Factory, 13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
Writing after a death isn't easy. This four-session class will help you connect to your grief through readings, storytelling, writing prompts, and narrative therapy techniques, in a safe, community environment.

The Art of the Story: Intermediate Fiction Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Mar 07, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | University Circle United Methodist Church 1919 E 107th St, Cleveland, OH 44106 | Hone Your Craft
This class is designed for students who have some experience with short story or novel writing and who are looking to deepen their fiction storytelling skills. In this workshop, we’ll complete writing exercises to enhance those skills, discuss craft in greater depth, and workshop 10 pages of your story (or story-in-progress) in a creative and supportive environment.

Applied Intimacy: Deepening our Connection to Chemistry and Exploring Intimate Kinesphere

Cleveland Play House
Mar 08, 2020 5-8 p.m. | Cleveland Play House • 1901 E. 13th Cleveland, OH 44114 | Hone Your Craft
Presented by Alexis Black and Samantha Kaufman, Intimacy Directors, Intimacy Directors International from 5-8pm on March 8th. *You must either attend the Introduction to Intimacy workshop on January 12th or have attended a prior introductory workshop as a prerequisite for this course. Register for both Intimacy: Informed Advocacy for Performers on 1/12 and Applied Intimacy on 3/8 and save $25! The first step in applying what you've learned is to make it specific to your task. This class aims to introduce tools to take on situations as a performer – “Deepening our Connection to Chemistry” and “Exploring Intimate Kinesphere.” Deepening our Connection to Chemistry: Technical and imagination-based exercises to create on-stage connections to acting partners in various scripted relationships (romantic, platonic, familial). Exploring Intimate Kinesphere: an exercise on how to create a full kinesphere and a discussion of how to use kinesphere to communicate your character’s level of comfortability and consent Find out how best to introduce these topics, overcome obstacles in a safe and respectable manner, and follow a roadmap that leads to the successful creation of dynamic, intimate moments made sustainable by the collaboration of all parties involved.

Empowering Arts Professionals with Disabilities: Insights from Arts & Media Employers (Webinar)

National Endowment for the Arts
Mar 09, 2020 3-4:15 p.m. | Online | Employment
Join the National Endowment for the Arts and Art Beyond Sight on March 9, 2020, from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. ET, for the fifth in a series of six webinars promoting careers in the arts for people with disabilities. This webinar series is part of a toolkit designed to help expand employment and career development opportunities for disabled people as artists and cultural workers, which will be launched in 2020.

Disability is a vital part of diversity in both the arts sector and the arts workplace. Artists and other cultural workers with disabilities bring creativity, innovation, talent, and a diverse perspective to art programs and workplaces. Arts organizations that hire, cast, curate, and otherwise integrate people with disabilities into their workforce can find higher levels of creativity and innovation, as well as higher retention rates and productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn from representatives from the non-profit, for-profit, and public sectors who will discuss how they have woven disability into their diversity and inclusion efforts, and how they ensure that their employees with disabilities succeed in their work.

Host: Chris Smit, DisArt

Speakers will include:

Tari Hartman Squire, Lights, Camera, Access!
Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.
Martha K. Jackson, Assistant Commissioner, Employment and Business Relations, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Dana L Spencer Winfield, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Frick Collection

Let's Get Physical - Drawing Workshops w/ Robin VanLear

Robin VanLear
Mar 10, 2020 - Dec 08, 2020 6:30 - 9 p.m. | Art Acts Studio, Coventry Peace Campus, 2843 Washington Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Workshop series lead by Robin VanLear, Art Acts Ltd., Founder of Parade the Circle and the "I Madonnari" Chalk Festival.

Appropriate for all levels of experience. These twice monthly workshops, are held in the beautiful new Art Acts Studio in the Coventry Peace Campus. Designed to be interactive, these workshops will cover approaches to drawing and drawing techniques from multiple view points. Focuses will include explorations with materials, ways of seeing, feeling comfortable with your style, realism, representationalism and abstraction. Individual workshops will include utilizing a wide variety of props to drawing from a live model.

When: Tuesday evenings, twice monthly, 6:30 to 9pm * (One workshop only in July, August, December) in 2020
Dates: March 10 and 24; April 7 and 21; May 5 and 19; June 16 and 30; July 21; August 25; September 8 and 22; October 6 and 20; November 10 and 24; and December 8.

Pricing: $15 per class, $2 model surcharge on classes with live model. Model dates posted one week in advance. After the first class students may apply their first $15 payment to a multiple class card.
5 classes for $65. 10 classes for $100

For more information contact Robin VanLear at artacts_ltd.@outlook.com

Shtetl in the Sun: Works by Andy Sweet

Cleveland Print Room
Mar 13, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Cleveland Print Room, 2550 Superior Ave Cleveland OH 44114 | Community
A subject of the 2018 documentary The Last Resort, Andy Sweet (Nov 9, 1953 – Oct 17, 1982) was an American photographer known for his street and documentary photography.

Sweet photographed the life and residents of South Beach, with a particular focus on the Jewish community, many of them Holocaust survivors. In the film, The Last Resort, viewers embark on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of yesterday thru the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe, where they captured the disappearing Jewish Community in South Beach.

The son of a prominent Miami Beach family, his sudden death diverted attention from his art just when his work was gaining a following.

The discovery of Sweet's test prints in a family storage unit has garnered new interest in his photography and some of his surviving prints have been restored over the last decade. The Cleveland Print Room will be exhibiting works from Sweet's Shtetl In The Sun series.

Join us for the opening reception of this show on Friday, March 13, from 5-8pm. The show will be on view until April 17, 2020.

"The Blacker the Berry..." A Theatrical Experience

dkWard Quality Entertainment Group
Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 6:00 pm | Glenoak Theater, 901 44th St., NW Canton, OH 44709 | Community
The story opens when two young girls discover their grandmother’s diary. As they sneak and read the diary, the intriguing story found within the pages is unfolded on the stage. The diary is full of family secrets that could destroy everything!
The story begins in 1948 when Hattie Clark is a bright 17-year-old that lives over Bowtee’s bar down on 4th Street, with her mother, the infamous, Deloris Mae Clark.
Living with Deloris is not easy. Unhappy with the choices she’s made in life, Deloris is a bitter and negative bar maid who’s lost all hope for happiness. In that misery loves company and Hattie is an only child, Deloris beats Hattie down constantly with her nasty disposition, fowl mouth, neglect, and verbal abuse. She constantly tells Hattie how unattractive and “black” she is.
In spite of her mother, Hattie still dreams of being an attorney one day and with the help of a true friend named Naomi, she manages to keep a relatively good outlook on life, until...
Watch Hattie's life spiral down to its lowest point through a series of events no one would have ever imagined. Then watch how God steps in and helps her go from grit to glory in this floor slappin', high impact story of despair then destiny.

Some of the subject matter is a bit mature, so they suggest parental discretion and recommend you not bring anyone under the age of 10.
DKWARD is LOOKING FOR SPONSORS AND INVESTORS
Their goal is to launch a National Tour in February 2020. All proceeds will be used to secure the initial dates.

Books Don’t Sell Themselves: A Primer on Maximizing Your Local Book Sales

Literary Cleveland
Mar 14, 2020 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 | Hone Your Craft
In this class, participants will learn about the business of writing for authors who are published or soon-to-be published by a small press or an academic press as well as those who are self-published. The intent of the class is to provide participants with specific marketing strategies to tackle the daunting task of selling a book. As an editor at Norton said, “Every book is a start-up.”

‍Participants will learn how to:
— Build a credible digital profile, improving their chances of selection to appear at bookstores, book fairs, writing conferences, and other selling opportunities;
— Tap into the established channels for selling books in the local market, including book stores, library systems, and book fairs;
— Encourage their publishing house, whether small press or academic press, to invest in marketing their book;
— Find affinity groups to whom to sell their books at a lower cost to the author; and,
— Frame their book in ways that attract traditional media channels of television, radio, and newspaper.

All sections will contain actual examples of success stories.

Get Unstuck: Breaking Through Creative Blocks

Literary Cleveland
Mar 17, 2020 - Apr 07, 2020 6-8 p.m. | Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
Dealing with dreaded writers’ block? Stuck in a personal or professional rut that’s affecting your creativity? Struggling with perfectionism and/or procrastination? Flip the creative switch with “Get Unstuck: Breaking Through Creative Blocks,” a four-week class designed to activate projects and passions.

Using creative tools from The Artist’s Way and other methods, this workshop will explore how incorporating simple practices can make sizable shifts in mindset and help kickstart your writing project(s). Interactive exercises, guided assessments, journaling prompts, and group discussion are all active parts of this workshop, which is open to writers and creatives of all genres and experience levels.

Staging Success Career Fair

Playhouse Square
Mar 18, 2020 | Playhouse Square | Employment
‘Staging Success’ is geared towards early career opportunities and internships in arts management, technical labor, film/television, and stage & production management.

Participation is free, but an application is required. Applications are due by February 10, 2020.

Jesse Rhinehart Studio Classes

Jesse Rhinehart
Mar 18, 2020 - May 06, 2020 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. | Art Crafts Building, 4th floor East, 2570 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113, Free parking in fenced lot behind building Elevator Access | Community, Hone Your Craft
Classes:
Beginning Watercolor: Wednesday, March 18 - Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 10am - 12:30pm
Watercolor in the Evening: Wednesday, March 18 to Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6pm - 8:30pm
Watercolor Intermediate/Advanced: Thursday, March 19 to Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10am - 12:30pm
Oil Painting: Thursday, March 19 to Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6pm - 8:30pm

The fee for each of the four classes is $190.00 per 8-week session. Jesse requires a non refundable* $150.00 commitment fee to be paid up front. Roughly, it covers the first 6- weeks. If you miss any during that time you can apply it to week 7 or 8 or just pay $25.00 per class after that to fill out the 8 weeks. At the present I am not equipped to take credit cards so it’s cash or check.

Jesse's studio is located in the historic Art Craft Building in midtown at Superior and the Freeway just south of Dead Man’s Curve. 2570 Superior Ave. It’s easily accessible from anywhere because it’s right next to the freeway. There’s plenty of free parking in the lot at the back of the building and close to the back entrance the area is quite secure.

Hey Siri

Playwrights Local
Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 Fri-Sat 7:30 pm & Sun 2:30 pm | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, 397 East 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110 | Community
Playwrights Local presents the world premiere of “Hey Siri,”written by Mary E. Weems, Ph.D. and directed by Michael Oatman. “Hey Siri” is a new dramatic play exploring the lives of three very different wireless callers in the same city. Mack is an Iraqi War Veteran who suffers from PTSD. Elizabeth is a former doll hoarder without a single relative or friend. Lucky is an agoraphobic whose mother died from a heroin overdose. What happens when all three of these isolated people turn to Siri, the voice of their iPhones, for salvation? Is there insight behind Siri’s responses or is her intelligence truly artificial? “Hey Siri” tests the value of this pervasive technology when these three users start asking real questions.

The cast of “Hey Siri” includes Michelle Broome, Mim Goloboff, Tamicka Scruggs, and Darryl Tatum. Design for the production is by Inda Blatch­-Geib (costumes), Tara Codella (lights), Todd Plone (set), and Lisa L. Wiley (props). The staff includes L.J. Chandler (stage manager), Tom Hayes (carpenter), Autumn Jacobs (assistant director), and David Todd (production manager).

More information on this production can be found at http://www.playwrightslocal.org/heysiri/.

Final Fridays at the Art Acts Studio

Robin VanLear
Mar 27, 2020 - Nov 27, 2020 6:30 - 9 p.m. | Art Acts Studio, Coventry Peace Campus, 2843 Washington Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Community
Join Robin VanLear, founder of Parade the Circle for these Final Friday workshops from 6:30 to 9pm.
2020 Dates: March 27, April 24, May 29, No June date, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, no December date
Activities: March, April, May - Parade the Circle 'Jouvay' style
July, August - the Art of Street Painting
September, October, - Day of the Dead masks
November - Lantern Making
Adults: $10 each,
Youth: (15 and under) $5 each
Family maximum: $30

Writing Tight: Flash Memoir and Short Essay

Literary Cleveland
Mar 28, 2020 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Council Gardens 2501 N Taylor Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
This workshop is designed for writers (at all levels) who want to develop new work and to explore the forms of memoir vignettes and personal essays for the purpose of storytelling through print. We will examine the structure of effective memoirs and essays in the short form (under 1,000 words), generate drafts based on a variety of writing prompts, and hone those drafts based on class feedback and personal reflection.

Detailing: Advanced Prose Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Mar 28, 2020 1-4 p.m. | Lake Erie Ink 2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
We often hear about the significance of detail in prose—especially what’s sometimes called “the telling detail.” Just what can detail tell us, and how so? In this workshop we’ll look at the uses and powers of detail and consider just what (perspective? character? setting? the passage of time? beauty? ethics?) detail can help build. How do we learn how to write more detailed details? How can detail build a world for readers to live in? Together we’ll read short examples of fiction and nonfiction, and look for new ways detail may enter and transform our writing.

Developing a Writing Habit

Literary Cleveland
Apr 01, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your "voice," and keep your writing process in motion. We’ll investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output as well as work with prompts that will help inspire specific writing projects, and most importantly generate new work. Participants will leave with a tool kit to keep the writing flowing.

Play to Your Strengths: Developing Your Natural Writing Temperament

Literary Cleveland
Apr 01, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020 1-3 p.m. | Siegal Lifelong Learning, 25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood, OH 44122 | Hone Your Craft
Story, Structure, Music, and Imagination are what Gregory Orr calls the natural temperaments of writers, and each writer has one of these temperaments that comes easily to us, is nearly instinctive, is the strength we lean into when we write. In this workshop you will discover which of the four temperaments is your particular strength and how to deepen and broaden that talent.

Further, each temperament has its complement, so we will discuss ways to pair your strength, like food with the right wine, you will find ways to develop your complementary temperament.

This is a five-week workshop for writers of all genres who want to have fun, experiment and develop their writing skills. We will create fresh work and workshop our writing in welcoming round table discussions.

This class is presented in partnership with Siegal Lifelong Learning.

Keep Moving: 5 Poems in 6 Weeks - Online Class

Literary Cleveland
Apr 01, 2020 - May 06, 2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Online | Hone Your Craft
Generate five new poems in just six weeks with a class designed to kick your writing into gear. Each week we'll share our writing, find inspiration in published poems, and respond to in-class exercises to get going on the next piece. Throughout the class we'll discuss craft, experiment with new poetic forms, play with language and line breaks, and find out what sparks our process.

NOTE: This class has now moved online.