Fri 1/3 @ 6PM
Literary Cleveland and Twelve Literary Arts are two local organization that present all sorts of events, designed to help writers develop, spotlight quality writing, and bring writers and readers together.
Events such as the upcoming poetry reading with Adebe DeRango-Adem they’re co-sponsoring accomplish the latter two goals, and emphasize another: the partnerships such groups are forging with each other.
DeRango-Adem, who is an up-and-coming poet from Canada, has been in Cleveland for five weeks as Twelve Literary Arts’ Barbara Smith poet-in-residence. She has published three collections of poetry and has another in the pipeline called Vox, the Latin word for “voice,” which she has been working on during her residency and will form the basis of the reading.
Poets Maya Jones, Mary Barrett and Raja Belle Freeman will also read at the event taking place at St. John’s Episcopal Church. There’ll be a reception after the reading for attendees to meet the poets. The event is free and open to all, but donations will be gratefully accepted!