Events and Happenings Around Town

Check out some of the fun events happening around town.

Raison D’Etre’s Poet and Song Series

This event on October 14th will feature a public reading of numerous GCWL members, showcasing their contributions to our 90th anniversary anthology. Click here to sign up to attend and learn more.

Roebling Point Outdoor Reading and Book Signing

Roebling Books in Covington, Kentucky will host an outdoor reading featuring three local poets, one of whom is GCWL’s very own Karen George. Book signing and coffee will follow. For more information, click here.

Weaving Our Words

Featuring former Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel, this three-part workshop will examine how to use poetry and storytelling to weave community across age differences and generations. Sponsored by WordPlay in Northside, Cincinnati. To register and learn more about this program as well as WordPlay’s other upcoming programs, click here.

Every Leaf is a Flower

This free event will feature both current and former Cincinnati Poet Laureates as well as other contributors at the Clifton branch of the Cincinnati Library on October 11th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary. To learn more, visit the library’s website.

Caring for the Caregiver

This virtual, two-hour workshop will focus on how family caregivers can explore the gifts and challenges of their lives through poetry and journal writing. Sponsored by the Giving Voice Foundation. To register, please contact Claudia Perret.


Submission Opportunities


“I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing”

This anthology will focus on bringing Appalachian cultural voices and experiences to the forefront. The deadline for submission is October 30th. You do not need to be Appalachian to submit. To learn more and submit your entry, visit Kari Gunter-Seymour’s website.

Hindsight 2020 Stories

The journal Hindsight is seeking narrative stories of up to 2000 words for their 2021 book publication. All submissions must be narrative in nature and follow the publication’s guidelines. The deadline is September 30th at 11:59 pm. To learn more and read more about the submission guidelines, please visit their website.