Elizabeth de Souza
The One Mic Open After School Youth Poetry Fellowship is the flagship youth education program of Twelve Literary Arts’. We accept 25 youth from schools across Northeast Ohio between the ages of 14-19 who are dedicated to using the written and spoken word to inspire democratic participation and change. Youth interested in applying to the fellowship can click here or visit our After School Fellowship page.
In partnership with The Cleveland Foundation and Famicos Foundation, Twelve Literary Arts is proud to announce its Glenville Artist-in-Residence Program. Two artists from all disciplines will be provided one bedroom apartments inside The Madison building in historic Glenville at a reduced rental rate. To apply and for more information visit us our Glenville Artist-in-Residence page.
When A'Diva Warren first became a youth fellow in TLA's One Mic Open After School Fellowship, she was a shy, quiet junior attending Villa Angela Saint Joseph High School. Today, she is a Northeast Ohio poetry slam champion, recipient of TLA's Visible Voice Scholarship in the amount of $40,000 over four years, and a future leader for Northeast Ohio. View her story below.