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Fire Up Your Imagination at Winter Writing Workshops

This winter youth can write with Lake Erie Ink, not only at our after school Ink Spot for 4th-8th graders, but also at our Weekend Workshops and Evening Ink Workshops for Teens.  Our friend Dee Jay Doc Harrell will be spending his Wednesday afternoon at the Ink Spot and his Wednesday evenings with our teens. Participants will […]

Snowflakes and People

Snowflakes and People, by Jarell Snowflakes are beautiful in a way people are not People are beautiful in a way snowflakes are not People and snow are inspiring to others And people who love others, People never forget    

Thanks for helping create a place for kids to create!

Lake Erie Ink is grateful for the support we receive from our community! You help us cultivate a place where young writers discover their voices, share their ideas, and inspire each other. Creative writing transports youth beyond familiar boundaries—to imagine new possibilities and connect to the larger community. At Lake Erie Ink, we believe all children should […]

Face the College Essay: Be Yourself

Lake Erie Ink is offering a series of college essay writing workshops this fall and winter. Programs are provided both in classrooms and at Lake Erie Ink’s Coventry site. Students from John Adams High School have received essay help from Lake Erie Ink through an affiliation with College Now. If you are a teacher and want Lake Erie […]

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

10:30 am Weekend Ink: From Page to Stage... @ Lake Erie Ink
Weekend Ink: From Page to Stage... @ Lake Erie Ink
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Write a play, see it performed in a readers’ theater workshop, and be ready to submit it to the Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Play Writing Festival.  Learn from professional playwrights.  Karamu Playwright-in-residence, Michael Oatman, will be[...]
7:00 pm College Essay Workshop @ Lake Erie Ink
College Essay Workshop @ Lake Erie Ink
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Brainstorm your way into the Common App college essay.  Work with experienced writers and counselors.  Write the essay that best expresses who you are. Download a copy of the College essay workshop winter 2015 flyer.
7:00 pm Evening Ink: Hip Hop Recording P...
Evening Ink: Hip Hop Recording P...
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Hip Hop Recording Project.  Turn your stories into songs and record them with Dee Jay Doc Harrell.  Meet other teens, write words that change the world, and share them with the world. The[...]

Ink Spots


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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Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
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