I've been involved with the Cleveland Literary Center ("the Lit") off and on ever since back before they even were "the Lit," when they were merely the Poet's League of Greater Cleveland, a cantankerous group of old (and young) poets that didn't even really like each other, but did agree that, somehow, poetry was important, and needed to be nurtured and heard and read and promoted. Joanna Connors had a good article in the Plain Dealer summarizing the history of the Lit, where they've been and where they're going from here:
Cleveland's writers bloc: Literary organization the Lit provides supportive community for local authors and poets
And, a message from the Lit:
Mark your calendars! The LIT’s 2010 Biennial LITerary Awards will take place on September 11, 2010 at The Ohio Theatre in PlayhouseSquare. Visit our Awards Page for information on Submission and Nomination Guidelines.
I should also note that this is only one of many events that the Lit hosts. Coming up on March 27th, for example, they will be hosting Green Panda's benefit event "Saturday Night at the Parthenon" at The Lit on Superior --but Bree will probably blog about that later, I expect.