There's a new organization for the literary arts in Youngstown! Lit Youngstown is up and running with a slate of spring workshops, a monthly reading series, and an online poetry book club.
The spring classes include workshops on song writing, writing prose poetry and a prose writers roundtable, and the art of storytelling. All sessions begin in March. Enrollment is open and will stay open until classes are filled. Reserve your seat here.
Our monthly first Wed. readings will begin in March with the Fallen City Writers and their new anthology, followed by a moderated open mic. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, a big-hearted downtown joint. This anthology is terrific and includes some of the icons of the Youngstown writing scene, as well as more recent arrivals.
Kickstand Poetry is the online poetry book group. I love talking about the books I read, and I think a lot of people, even writers, don’t have a way of keeping up with contemporary poetry. There is some phenomenal work being published these days by wonderful presses, and I think that’s worth supporting and talking about. Our first book will be Kimberly Johnson's Uncommon Prayer (Persea Books 2014).