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Join us at the Lakeland Literary Festival

lakelandJoin us at the Lakeland Literary Festival! Lit Youngstown is pleased to be invited to participate in the book fair at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. We will leave at 7:00 a.m. from our office at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. Like to ride up with us? Please let us know: LitYoungstown@gmail.com.

Celebrate the many exciting forms of literature with noted writers. The Lakeland Literary Festival is being held Nov. 30, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in HIVE in the H-Building.

Acclaimed writers and poets will present a variety of workshops in areas such as non-fiction, fiction, poetry, translation and publishing. There will also be a book fair with many presses, magazines and organizations.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for the workshops. Register here.

The event will begin with a continental breakfast and then the workshops will run from 9-10 a.m., 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase from food trucks on the campus. After lunch, at 1 p.m., keynote speaker Dave Lucas, Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio will speak. The event will close with a poetry reading by winners of the 31st Annual Poetry Competition, slated from 2-3 p.m.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor James DeMonte at  jdemonte1@lakelandcc.edu or call 440.525.7458.

Announcing our First First Wednesday monthly reading

Lit Youngstown’s First First Wednesday monthly reading will be held
March 4, 2015, 7:00, downtown at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 32 Phelps St.
Free parking behind Suzie’s.

fallen-cityHeadliner: A reading from the Fallen City Writers Anthology. The Fallen City Writers have been an institution in Youngstown since the beginning of the 1980s. Their 2014 anthology includes work from a myriad of poetry and prose writers who have passed through their doors.

Following Fallen City will be an Open Mic moderated by the editorial staff and friends of Penguin Review, print literary journal of YSU. Each reader will have 5 minutes to read their own work or work by another that they admire.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Suzie’s offers coffee & tea, hot dogs with specialty toppings, side dishes and salads, craft beer and a full bar.