THE GREAT LAKES AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS CONFERENCE 2020 IS A FOUR-DAY EVENT AND PART OF CLEVELAND BOOK WEEK.

GLAAWC is an unparalleled literary event for lovers of African American literature in the Great Lakes region. Each year participants have marveled at the quality of our program and our setting. This year, we expect to maintain, perhaps even elevate, the quality of our offering as we go virtual. This year, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has signed on to provide some innovative online creative writing tools. Click here for more details.

GREAT LAKES AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITER'S CONFERENCE

2020 SCHEDULE

All Events are Free. Donations, however, are Appreciated. Thank you.

ONE COMMUNITY READS PANEL DISCUSSION

A "One Community Reads" Panel Discussion of Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Panelist include Poet, Dr. Mary Weems, Poet Michelle Smith Quarles, Jennifer Dial, Digital Publications Specialist of the East Cleveland Public Library, and Rev. Dr. Leah C.K. Lewis, J.D., Founder and Executive Producer of the Great Lakes African-American Writers Conference.

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GLAAWC YOUTH SPOKEN WORD COMPETITION

Thw GLAAWC Youth Spoken Word Competition takes place on the evening of Friday, Oct.2 from 6pm to 8:30pm. The competition features nine youth, each from Cleveland and nine from pittsburgh. Ages 11-19.

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GLAAWC 2020 - THE CONFERENCE

The actual conference is convened on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8:55am when we beginwith African drumming until 5pm. The day will consist of music, spoken word, lectures, panel discussions and much more celebrating the African and African American literary arts.

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FLYIN' WEST, A VIRTUAL PLAY

Flyin' West, A Virtual Play written by Pearl Cleage and produced, directed, and enacted by the Demaskus Theater Collective of Pittburgh. Presented on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 2:45pm until 6pm. Live Q & A begins at 5pm.

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