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Lit Youngstown is a non-profit literary arts organization founded in 2015 in Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown has a long and abundant history of writers, beginning with immigrant steelworker Michael McGovern, the “Puddler Poet,” who published his verse in the late 1800s. Today we celebrate award-winning poets, fiction and non-fiction writers and journalists, as well as presses, programs and publications. The literary, musical and visual arts generate a tremendous amount of economic activity in our region, and are a critical element in making Youngstown a great place to live. We believe that the acts of writing and reading foster creativity, an increased understanding of the self, a strengthening of community, and a broader knowledge of the world.
Our programs and events are focused on many aspects of the literary arts: honing craft; publishing; performing; and engaging with literature. Classes taught by skilled writers and scholars are offered each spring, summer and fall, for writers and readers of varying ages and experience levels. We host a monthly first Wednesday prose and poetry reading with a special guest, followed by an open mic.
Lit Youngstown strives to be an information source for literary gigs happening all over the region. Is there a program or event you’d like us to know about? Is there a class you would like to take or teach? Email us at email@example.com.
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Click here to see our 2016 Annual Report.