OutLoud Cleveland is a reading and storytelling event that brings together writers of fiction, poetry, and storytellers from the LGBTQ+ community in Northeastern Ohio. The event will have two featured readers, poet Penelope Jeanne Girlblood (other reader TBA), and will be MC'd by writer Alex DiFrancesco. Three more slots will be open to submissions through July 1st, to greater represent the diversity and talents of the larger Northeast Ohio LGTBQ+ community. The talents of our community are far-ranging and diverse, and we're thrilled to showcase them on August 1st at Happy Dog. In partnership with the LGBT Cleveland Community Center.
To submit your work for consideration, send it to Literary Cleveland at [email protected]
with the subject line “OutLoud Cleveland submission.”
Part of our week-long Cleveland Inkubator literary arts festival, taking place Tues. 7/31 — Sat. 8/4. More on Inkubator TBA.
Penelope Jeanne Girlblood is a trans lesbian, a mother, and a a poet. She has had her work published in Zoomoozophone Review and Voicemail Poems. She is in the second year of her MFA at Cleveland State and she helps run the Lighthouse Reading Series through the CSU Poetry Center. In her free time she enjoys riding trains and browsing Craigslist.
Alex DiFrancesco is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and journalism who has published work in Tin House, The Washington Post, Pacific Standard, and more. Their first novel, an acid western, was published in 2015, and their essay collection Psychopomps (Civil Coping Mechanisms Press) and their second novel All City (Seven Stories Press) are forthcoming in Spring of 2019. They can be found @DiFantastico on Twitter, or, more often, snuggling their cat, Sylvia.
OutLoud Cleveland is free and takes place Weds. 8/1 from 7-9p at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave, Cleve.
Register & learn more: litcleveland.org/outloud-cleveland.html