Poet Laureate of Parma

This page tracks projects related to my work as the city's inaugural laureate.

Flamingo Writers Guild. This group was created to establish a literary community for the 7th largest city in Ohio (despite being a Cleveland suburb!). The FWG offers a monthly reading and open mic, workshops, events, a literary magazine (which is now accepting submissions!), and newsletter. Also home of the Myanmar Literature Project.

Visit the website to view events, readings, and more: https://flamingowriters.weebly.com/

Like and follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/FlamingoWG

West Side Poetry Workshop. This is a monthly poetry workshop held through the Cuyahoga County Public Library on the fourth Thursday of each month. Started in 2015, each year we publish a new anthology and hold a public reading in the fall.

The Parma Poetry Project. To help supplement the city of Parma's many murals, we're installing poetry on plaques and putting them all around the city.

Outreach/Education Programs. Community literature advocates should be involved in volunteer workshops that encourage interest and improve participation. I'm working on setting up poetry workshops through the Parma Senior Center and establishing literature courses through the local schools. Pending.