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.

Great Lakes African-American Writer's Conference

2020 Schedule

One Community reads

One Community Reads Panel Discussion Donation

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

One Community Reads Panel Discussion Donation

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GLAAWC Youth Spoken Word Competition

GLAAWC Youth Spoken Word Competition Donation

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

GLAAWC Youth Spoken Word Competition Donation

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GLAAWC 2020 - The Conference

GLAAWC 2020 - The Conference Donation

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

GLAAWC 2020 - The Conference Donation

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Flyin' West, A Virtual Play

Flyin' West, A Virtual Play Donation

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

Flyin' West, A Virtual Play Donation

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