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Face the College Essay: Be Yourself

Lake Erie Ink offers many opportunities for teen writers in grades 6 through 12.  Our first teen workshop this fall is a college essay writing workshop on Sept. 16th from 7-8:30 pm. We know how hard it is to be yourself while writing an essay that will be evaluated by college admissions counselors, and we can help you […]

Fresh Ink Flicks Presents: Dinner and a Movie!

Join us for our second “Fresh Ink dinner and a movie” under the stars on Market Garden Brewery’s patio. September’s movie is: The Sax Man, a look at Cleveland’s most popular street musician and directed by Lakewood resident Joe Siebert. The film was a runner up for the Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award for […]

Weekend Ink: Storytelling Workshop Sept. 27

Our storytelling workshop, on Sept. 27 will feature professional storyteller Jack Ricchiuto.  Cleveland-native Jack Ricchiuto has been teaching storytelling across the US. He is a writer, author of 15 books and the region’s oldest blogger. His storytelling workshops are based on his book, “The Stories That Connect Us.” For more about Jack, visit JackRicchiuto.com.  The […]

LEI’s 2nd Annual Storytelling Slam on Sept. 27

Do you have a story to tell?  Let your story be heard at our 2nd annual storytelling slam on Sept. 27th from 5-7 pm at Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry.  Do you just want to listen?  Listeners will be admitted for free. The storytellers’ entry fee is $5 and the winner takes all!  The slam is open […]

Writers’ Gallery

Writing on Coventry in summer camp

From short stories and novels, to comics,  plays & poetry… to nonfiction and genre-bending “writing outside the box,” Lake Erie Ink writers explore a wide variety of genres at workshops and programs both on and off-site.

Upcoming Events

7:00 pm Teen Open Mic @ Lake Erie Ink
Teen Open Mic @ Lake Erie Ink
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring poems and stories to share or write one while you’re here.  Come for the poetry, pizza and creativity.  Free.  Donations for pizza and drinks are optional. Download the flyer.
7:00 pm Teen Evening Ink @ Lake Erie Ink
Teen Evening Ink @ Lake Erie Ink
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Teen Evening Ink @ Lake Erie Ink
Hang out with other teen writers, explore new writing prompts in a variety of genres, and share your writing with others.  For teens in 6th-12th grades. Free to members.  Register online for the quarter or pay[...]

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For Teachers

There are so many demands on teachers and students alike, that sometimes creative writing loses its place in the school.  Creative writing motivates students because it is personal, relevant and imaginative.  Students who have the opportunity to write creatively develop more fluency and confidence as writers.  Lake Erie Ink supports writing in your classroom with professional development […]

For Youth

If you need help with your homework, a creative writing experience, an audience of peers, or a safe place to speak your mind and explore your imagination, Lake Erie Ink has a program for you. Read more about our programs here. Check our calendar for upcoming workshops. Register. Add your name to the mailing list […]

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2843 Washington Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
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