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Celebrate summer festival season with Lake Erie Ink

Lake Erie Ink will be at festivals all around Cleveland this summer…come see us! In July LEI will host youth activity tables at the Larchmere Street Festival on Saturday, July 11th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and the Harvey Pekar Park Dedication in Coventry Village on Saturday, July 25 August is busy, beginning with the Cleveland INKubator […]

Welcome new Program Director Ashlie Dyer!

Our new Program Director, Ashlie Dyer, joined the LEI team in June. A native of Cleveland Heights, she has spent years in the Cleveland non-profit and education community, working with families and students of all ages, in both afterschool programs and as an elementary classroom teacher. She says, “I’m excited to join Lake Erie Ink in supporting creative expression opportunities for youth in our community.” Co-founder […]

Public CAC funding supports and enriches creative programming

Over the past three years, Lake Erie Ink has received over $15,000 dollars in support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. This type of funding strengthens our community, and enriches the quality of life in our neighborhoods for people of all ages. The financial support received from the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts & […]

Summer teen programming at Lake Erie Ink for grades 6-12

July 27 – 31. ‘Zine Camp. Why just read magazines poolside this summer when you can make your own? For youth in grades 4 and up. Great camp option for teens and budding journalists. Each day includes outdoor play, games to encourage creative expression and a snack. August 3 – 7. Explore + Express for Teens. Youth […]

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

1:00 pm Summer Ink Explore + Express for... @ Lake Erie Ink
Summer Ink Explore + Express for... @ Lake Erie Ink
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Youth grades 6 and up field-trip across our city using RTA and the Rapid, then write about it. Venues have included MOCA, Terminal Tower, Cleveland Print Room and Ohio City. Register online
5:00 pm Summer Ink Comics and Graphic St... @ Lake Erie Ink
Summer Ink Comics and Graphic St... @ Lake Erie Ink
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Learn how to tell a compelling story using pictures and words. Leave camp with new original work, stories and friends. Each day includes outdoor play, games to encourage creative expression and a snack. For youth[...]

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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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