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Lit Youngstown Community Events: February

Wednesday, February 1: First Wednesday Reading
For the month of February, Lit Youngstown’s monthly reading series will highlight student writing, featuring essays published in CROW, Compose: A Review of Writing. The reading will be hosted by Angela Messenger, CROW editor and YSU Writing Center director. The reading series is back at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts for this event on Wed., Feb. 1, at 7:00 p.m. There will be no open mic.


Wednesday, February 1: Spring Workshops Open
On February 1, enrollment for Lit Youngtown’s Spring Workshops will open. There will be four different workshops hosted this season: Mari Alschuler on writing the journey as a metaphor; Liz Hill on writing the family story; Stacey Schneider and Lori Bodkin on editing prose; Karen Schubert on writing poetry.

The workshops will be held in various venues around the Youngstown community. Information and registration will be available on the Lit Youngstown website.

2017 NEOMFA Playwrights Festival

NEOMFA Plays 17For the sixth year, convergence-continuum continues its successful collaboration with Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Cleveland State University.

This time they will be presenting two new full-length plays by two different local MFA playwrights. Each play will be performed over the span of one weekend. The first, THE DARKNESS by Katie Wallace, Renee Schilling and Rob Daniels, will be performed Febuary 9-11. The second, SEXUAL POLITICS by Jaclyn Cifranic, will be performed February 16-18.

Tickets for Festival plays are only $10 general admission, $5 students. Further details on the plays and playwrights will be posted on convergence-continuum’s website ( and Facebook page.

These plays are the culminating work of the playwrights after undertaking three years of intensive study in the NEOMFA in Creative Writing program, a consortium of Cleveland State University, Kent State University, University of Akron and Youngstown State University.

Be part of the process. Check out what the next generation of playwrights is up to!