YOUNGSTOWN — Lit Youngstown has opened registration for two workshops and an annual fall conference.
The events will take place online via Zoom and registration is available here.
Putting the “I’s” in Activism
Putting the “I’s” in Activism: Personal Narrative as a Form of Transformative Resistance,” a workshop on writing about personal convictions and experience, will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday (July 12). Cost is $15.
The session will be led by Adrianna Lamonge, who received a Master of Arts degree in English from Youngstown State University and founded the nonprofit Rustbelt Social Justice Education and Activism.
Teen Writers Workshop
A free Teen Writers Workshop will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. twice per month in July and August beginning Tuesday (July 13). The workshop is designed to give teens a safe and respectful environment for writing and creative expression.
The facilitator, Carrie George, is a poet, photographer and Master of Fine Arts candidate at the Northeast Ohio MFA program. She is the current graduate fellow for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State, where she teaches poetry in local schools and various community programs.
Fall Literary Festival
The fourth annual Fall Literary Festival will take place Sept. 24-26, with more than 50 presenters offering readings, writing workshops and talks on writing and publishing.
This year’s featured writers are Cynthia Atkins, a poet from Virginia; Quincy Flowers, a novelist from Brooklyn; and Janet Wong, a children’s author from Philadelphia. The keynote speaker, David Giffels of Akron, writes on Rust Belt culture and identity.
The cost to attend the conference is $45; for graduate students and part-time faculty, $10; for undergraduate and high school students, free. There is a streamlined registration for whole classes.