William N. Skirball Writers' Center

Link to South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch page

Our Library supports efforts by local writers. The William N. Skirball Writers' Center, located in our South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch, is a welcoming space for writers in northern Ohio offering private writing rooms, laptops, and features listed below. Staff and resources, along with our Library Writer-in-Residence, are on-hand to offer workshops, events, and software to enhance and encourage writers.

Features for Writers

Writing Workshops

Aspiring and practicing authors can learn about writing and marketing fiction, poetry, memoirs, more. Schedule & registration

Author events

Writers learn from other writers. Meet published writers hosted by the Library, ask questions about their craft & practice. Events

Self-Publishing, Authors, and the Library

Along with Writing Workshops, our Library offers software and online self-publishing opportunities for writers, and opportunities for Readers. Authors can contact the Library about their work.  Learn more

Poets & Poetry Lovers

Read Poetry Chapbooks and every April, visit our yearly Read+Write 30 Days of Poetry during National Poetry Month.

Writers Reading Podcasts

Listen to your favorite local authors reading selections of their work. Listen to podcasts

Stories Connect Us

Upload your story for all to share, and read stories, or poems, submitted by others. Get connected through stories. Read more  


Claire McMillan photoCLAIRE McMILLAN

The William N. Skirball Writers' Center Writer in Residence for 2017-2018 is novelist Claire McMillan. As Writer in Residence, Claire will teach writing classes, have open office hours, and participate in select library events.

Claire McMillan is the author of The Necklace, published in July by Simon & Schuster, and Gilded Age. She grew up in and around Pasadena, CA. Claire practiced complex corporate litigation in San Francisco until 2003 and then received an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She currently lives with her spouse and two children near Cleveland on her husband's family farm.