The William N. Skirball Writers Center

The William N. Skirball Writers' Center, located in our South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch, is a welcoming space for writers for all ages and levels of experience. The Writers' Center offers free access to private writing rooms, laptops, writing workshops and a special collection of materials on the art of writing.   

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JOIN A COMMUNITY OF WRITERS 

Cynthia is part of a community of local writers who make the William N. Skirball Writers' Center their second home. Watch this brief video to hear her story. 
 
 

FREE WRITING WORKSHOPS 

Aspiring and practicing authors can learn about writing and marketing fiction, poetry, memoirs and more at our free writing workshops. Our workshops are led by experienced instructors and are free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

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WRITER IN RESIDENCE David-Giffels.jpg

A poet, playwright, author, performer, imagination-intellect theorist and social/cultural foundations scholar, Dr. Mary E. Weems is the author of 13 books, including Blackeyed: Plays and Monologues; Writings of Healing and Resistance: Empathy and the Imagination-Intellect; and Public Education and the Imagination-Intellect: I Speak From the Wound in My Mouth. Her five chapbooks include white, and she has written numerous poems, articles and book chapters.

ABOUT Dr. Weems

      

WRITERS READING PODCAST 

The WRITERS READING podcast series began as a collaboration with our inaugural writer in residence, Dave Lucas, Ohio Poet Laureate and founder of Brews + Prose. WRITERS READING showcases the best work by some of the most talented novelists, poets and journalists in our region. 

The WRITERS READING podcast series is available to listen to free of charge, no downloads necessary.      

Pro tip: We recommend listening to WRITERS READING over a Wi-Fi connection when using a phone or tablet.

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FOR POETRY LOVERS  Free writing workshops at the library

The William N. Skirball Writer's Center is home to the Poetry Workshop at Cuyahoga County Public Library, one of the longest-running public poetry workshops in the country. Through our annual READ + WRITE: 30 Days of Poetry project we connect readers with some of Ohio's most talented poets and share daily poetry writing exercise to spark your creativity. 

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