Writers in Residence teaches creative writing to youth who are incarcerated in jails and prisons; fosters a genuine, long-lasting relationship with the residents; and frees their voices through the distribution and showcase of their creative writing in our published chapbooks shared with the community.


Writers in Residence works toward increasing the residents’ literacy levels and reducing their recidivism rates through creative expression and constructive reflection. We hope that this disrupts the residents’ thinking to create change within themselves and the community’s thinking about the juvenile population whose human dignity deserves recognition.

Upcoming Events:

  1. Great Lakes African American Writers Conference Authors Showcase at Loganberry Books on Saturday, Sept. 21st at 12pm; RSVP
  2. An Evening with Jill Grunenwald at Mac’s Backs Book on Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 7pm; RSVP

This is your chance to get a copy of this year’s chapbook and a crewneck sweater!

“I figured out what I want in life and how to get it.”

– A Resident at Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correction Facility