Lit Youngstown presents a reading by novelists Mary Beth Earnheardt and Randi Barlow Pappa, on Wednesday August 3, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Colleen Clayton will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will hold their summer sessions in the fine arts Tuesday, July 19th through Tuesday, August 23rd, 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. The classes are open to all children in the Youngstown area, free of charge. Classes include dance and movement, visual arts, creative writing/poetry, creative listening activities and drum circles. More information on facebook or by contacting Executive Director Kris Harper at 330-707-2144.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Greg Brown of Mercyhurst University in Erie; and Cee Williams, Poet Laureate of Erie County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday July 6, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Lit Youngstown will host a workshop on spoken word, taught by performance poet Rhonda Miska, on Sunday June 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown. No previous experience is required. Participation is free with registration. Registrations can be made at the Oak Hill Collaborative, at (330) 406-4448, or at LitYoungstown.Wordpress.com.
The YWCA of Youngstown presents a Creative Reading By Kelly Bancroft and Colleen Clayton, on Thursday, July 7, at 6:00 pm, at the YWCA on Rayen Avenue in Youngstown. Kelly Bancroft is a graduate of the NEO MFA program. Her poems and prose have appeared in journals such as Puerto del Sol, Literal Latte and Time. Colleen Clayton is the program coordinator for The Northeast Ohio Masters of Fine Arts program and is working on a second novel with writer and friend Kelly Bancroft. The reading is free and open to the public.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Dianne BOR-senik, John Burroughs, and Matthew Minicucci on Wednesday May 4, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by poets Allison Davis and Rochelle Hurt on Sunday April 24, at 2:00 pm, at The Soap Gallery on S. Champion St. in downtown Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The Jewish Community Center in Youngstown and Lit Youngstown present a reading with Mari Alschuler, Kelly Bancroft & Arya-Francesca Jenkins, on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 pm. The reading coincides with "Collective Resonance: An Exhibition of Women Artists." Nin Andrews & Karen Schubert will lead an ekphrastic poetry writing workshop before the reading, at 6:00 pm. (ekphrastic: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art)
Lit Youngstown host an hour of readings of light-hearted poetry at Gallagher's Lunch Bucket in the Oakhill Renaissance Center on Oakhill Avernue in Youngstown, on Monday, April 11, at noon. Bring your favorite food poem, if you're inspired.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will offer summer programming in collaboration with Neighborhood Ministries Center at Rockford Village, 1402B Dogwood Lane, in Youngstown, on Wednesdays through August 17th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Classes in creative writing/poetry, choir, visual arts, dance and drum circle will be offered. Summer programming will resume at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 1420 Youngstown-Poland Road through August 23rd from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.