September 2016: Lit Youngstown to offer fall writing workshops

Essayist and playwright Kelly Bancroft will facilitate one of several Lit Youngstown writing workshops planned for fall. Bancroft’s five-week workshop will focus on memoir writing.

Other workshops include writing character poetry; submitting poetry and short fiction for publication; and a one-day workshop on “writing what you know.”

Costs range from $15 to $25 and Lit Youngstown also offers scholarships.

Bancroft writes personal essays, fiction, poetry and plays. She has taught writing to students of all ages in schools, detention centers, community centers and at YSU. Her prose and poetry have been widely published and two plays have been produced. Her workshop meets from 5:30-6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 14 to Oct. 12 at the YWCA in Youngstown.

Karen Kotrba will teach the character-poetry workshop. It meets from 3-5 p.m. on Sundays from Oct. 2 to Oct. 30 at Pressed Coffee Bar & Eatery. She is the author of the poetic sequence “She Who Is Like a Mare: Poems of Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service.”

Barbara Sabol will lead the workshop on submitting poetry and short fiction for publication. Her workshop meets from 3-5 p.m. on Saturdays from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5 at the Austintown Public Library.  She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, “Original Ruse” and “The Distance between Blues.”

Caitlyn Ryan will lead a one-day workshop on “writing what you know.” It occurs from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown.  Ryan is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) program and teaches writing at YSU.

Interested writers can find details and registrations links on Lit Youngstown’s website: lityoungstown.wordpress.com.

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