Twelve Literary Arts 

Because poetry is for the people ...



Ivelisee Rodriguez reading and book signing

May 30, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44120 

Twelve Literary Arts is proud to co-sponsor a reading and book signing of Love War Stories, the  debut short story collection by Ivelisse Rodriguez. Published on July 2018 by the Feminist Press, Rodriguez's collection was a 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award  Finalist for Fiction - the first book by a  Puerto Rican writer to receive this distinction in the award's 38-year history. Love War Stories is also a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES Finalist (adult, multicultural category). It was named a "must read book of 2018" by,  The Root, Colorlines, Bitch, Bust, among others.

"Wear Orange" Open Mic 

June 9, 2019
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Studio 105 (Glenville Arts Campus)
1470 E. 105th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106
(Free parking next to and behind the Studio 105 building.)

Twelve Literary Arts joins Literary Cleveland in inviting you to summon your words in the fight for gun safety. The "Wear Orange" Open Mic is an opportunity for all to share poetry and other writing that speaks to the crisis of gun violence in our nation. 

In collaboration with  Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action/Ohio and Students Demand Action/Ohio.

Northeast Ohio Youth Individual Poetry Slam Competition

June 9, 2019

5:00pm - 7:30pm

ThirdSpace Action Lab (Glenville Arts Campus)

1464 E. 105th Street, Cleveland, OH 44102

TLA hosts the Northeast Ohio Individual Youth Poetry Slam competition to determine the individual poet who will become the next Northeast Ohio Youth Poetry Slam Champion. Youth, ages 13-19, across NE Ohio are welcome to participate. For more information email Eric Odum at [email protected]