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Literary Cleveland Inkubator Conference

Literary Cleveland will kick off 2023 Book Week with the Inkubator Writing Conference, with online literary panels running September 18-20. The in-person component arrives at the downtown Cleveland Public Library September 22-23.

The organization will hold free writing workshops, panel discussions, craft talks, readings, and more to empower writers, advance artistic dialogue, celebrate literary excellence, and amplify local voices.

The 2023 festival features Hanif Abdurraqib, Peter Ho Davies, Lydia Davis, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Hafizah Augustus Geter, Manuel Iris, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Rakesh Satyal, Clint Smith, Elissa Washuta and a keynote reading with Elizabeth Acevedo.