“Who We Are, Where We Live” Encourages Neighbors to Write & Tell Their Stories

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Sat 4/22 @1-3PM

Literary Cleveland, the nonprofit organization founded just two years ago to encourage and connect readers seems to come up with a great new idea every other week.

Its latest is called “Who We Are, Where We Live,” described as “a place-based community writing program,” that will let people in a neighborhood tell their stories so others outside the neighborhood can here there. It will include community writing workshops, interviews and oral histories in order to learn about and connect the community’s past with its present-day realities. The first featured community will be the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood.

“Cleveland is filled with untold stories of our neighborhoods and the people who live there,” says project director Cindy Washabaugh. “Who We Are, Where We Live will help people better understand their neighborhood’s past and present, and to share stories with neighbors they have often never met. This helps forge community connections and give voice to people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to write and publish their work.”

It will kick off with a launch party to introduce people to the project, taking place at Loganberry Books on Larchmere Boulevard. There visitors will learn about the program and some neighborhood history, and enjoy writing activities and refreshments.

It will be followed by community writing workshops at local library branches and culminate in a reading/celebration on Sat 7/8 at Loganberry Books.

To learn more about this program, go to litcleveland.org/who-we-are-where-we-live.

 

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